Archive for May, 2015

My Brothers and Me

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Patricia fondly recalls what it was like growing up with her older brothers.

Sweet Life

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Leticia fondly recalls her childhood in Mexico.

The Story Of My Family

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Cecilia describes the many sacrifices she had to make to escape the cycle of poverty in Mexico.

How I Met Your Father

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

In this video memoir, Ting shares with her future children the story of how she and her husband met.

Surprise Dinner

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Upon arriving in a new country, immigrants are immediately faced with the necessity of learning another language. For Elizabeth and her family, learning English would be critical… to a good meal!

Born in 1984

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Cherdchai recalls the joys of growing up in Thailand during simpler times.

First Time in America

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Noom describes what he’s enjoyed most about America during his short stay in the country.

Driver’s License

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Insook describes the challenges and necessity of getting a driver’s license in the U.S.

Baby on the Way

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Alma Rosa recounts the story of her parent’s desperate attempt to make it to the hospital in time for her mother to give birth.

Lawyer From Iran

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Shahnaz describes a challenging case she worked as a lawyer in Iran.

A Big Adventure

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own video. In this video, Akiko walks us through the lonely and awkward stages of living in a new country. By story’s end, however, Akiko demonstrates a personal transformation that is nothing short of inspiring.

Raul’s Story

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

When Raul was six years old his parents moved to the United States, leaving him with his grandparents in El Salvador. Those were tough times, but rejoining his parents nine years later hasn’t been easy either.

Ha’s Dance Video

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

 

Nothing draws young people together like the music and dance of their generation. On the other hand, few things divide parents and teens with equal force. In this video, Ha demonstrates her passion for Hip hop while her dad voices his concern that this type of dancing doesn’t represent their cultural values.  It’s a familiar story for many Americans but a new challenge for recent immigrants–many of whom come from very traditional cultures.

Belmont ESL Class

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Margarita takes a moment to thank her English as a Second Language teachers for making a difference in her life.

First Time Meeting Police in America

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, May Liu describes her first encounter with a Nashville police officer.

Nashville Impression

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Renviang shares his impression of Nashville, showing that a fresh set of eyes is all it takes to see the beauty all around us.

Chengdu and Nashville in Contrast

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of producing their own videos. In this video, Bi compares his home in China to his home in Nashville, TN. His story provides a stark contrast in everything from where people live to how they exercise.