Belmont International English


Online classes will be ON HOLD 

Dear Friends of Frank,
It is with great sadness that I share the news of his passing, August 24, 2020. Though he had battled cancer, he remained active and engaged until the very end. We had a virtual family gathering Sunday evening, and he was fully prepared to teach his fall classes that would have started today. He died peacefully at home.
I want to say a special Thank You to all of Dad's students, present and former, many of whom stay connected to him through this page. Your inquisitiveness, your love of learning, your compassion for each other, and your fondness for him sustained him and gave him purpose. Thank you for adding joy and hope to his daily life. Your celebrations of him - particularly the photos you shared and the birthday video compilation - were shared with all of us, and were a touching reminder of the fact that he was much loved by so many. He would want you to know how much he genuinely cared for each and every one of you.
In this time of pandemic, we are not yet planning any public memorial. We will let you know more as decisions are made.
For now, be well, and please carry the spirit of my dad with you as you move about in the world.

With gratitude,

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This page was updated August 29, 2020 










Of interest to the curious student 

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Cheaper by the Dozen 

This is a humorous book about a couple, both efficiency engineers, who had twelve children.  It was written by two of the actual children, Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.  I think you'll enjoy it.   We'll talk about the first three chapters on Tuesday.  There is a lnk below to the entire text in .pdf format.  

Click here for link to .PDF file of complete text of Cheaper by the Dozen

If you like Jack London, I know you'll enjoy his novella, The Scarlet Plague.  

Click here to a link to the complete text (pdf) of The Scarlet Plague


March 21 was the birthday of Benito Juárez

He and Abraham Lincoln were contemporaries.  Both are heros of mine.  Juárez was president of México while Linclon was president of the United States.  Such a pity that these two great men never met.  Click below to read more about this remarkable man.

Click here to download biography of Benito Juarez