2022 summer institute series

Using the Target LanguageA TELL Pathways to Learner Success Online Institute

institute description

In this online institute you will discover how to facilitate learning by ensuring that the target language is used at least 90 percent of the time. Focus on verbal and non-verbal strategies that make the target language comprehensible and allow for frequent checks for understanding in order to modify input as necessary. Support learners as they engage in a variety of activities without resorting to their native language. Join classroom educator, Meiching Chang (Glastonbury Public Schools) and other educators for three days to acquire, process and apply new learning in small group discussions. You can’t do it all and there is never enough time. This summer, explore effective practices and start the school year more energized and ready to embed practices that keep the focus on the learner.

institute facilitator

Meiching Chang teaches Mandarin Chinese in Glastonbury Public Schools after starting her teaching career started at elementary schools in Philadelphia and Chinese heritage schools in Pennsylvania. Meiching was named the 2020 Teacher of Year by the Connectictut Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She has been involved with the Glastonbury STARTALK program for over a dozen years.

June 21 - 2311 AM - 4 PM (ET)

15Hours of Professional Learning

$119Registration Fee

institute requirements

All institute schedules are posted as Eastern Time. You agree to be aware of differences in your timezone and join every required session on time.

All institutes includes synchronous presentations as well as time for independent/small group work. You agree to participate in all learning activities and throughout the day.

All institutes will use Zoom for all synchronous learning activities. You will need to make sure to have a computer with a functioning web camera, microphone and headsets.

All institutes will use Catalyst to share all institute information including daily zoom links. You will receive an invitation to join a private group on Catalyst prior to the start of the institute. 


Register for this PEARLL Summer Institute by clicking the button below. If you plan to register for more than one institute, you will need to complete registration for each separately.

Registration is limited to no more 20 educators in order to personalize the learning for each participant.

Registration will close three business days before the start of each institute.

All registrations must include payment via credit card. Registrations via purchase orders cannot be not accepted by the University of Maryland.

All registrations are on a non-credit basis. A professional development certificate for 15 hours will be made available upon completion of all tasks at the end of each institute.

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