English Language Learner Institute 2022


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Institute Details

Date: July 20,2022

Time: 8:00 am- 4:15 pm

Location: Nashville State Community College Southeast Campus

      5248 Hickory Hollow Pkwy.
      Antioch, TN 37013

Registration for the Institute has closed,  please contact Courtnie Mayo, Coordinator for the Office of Student Success for any questions.

Conference Resources

 Elisabeth Chan, PhD.

English Language Learners: A Look at Tennessee Data

Designing ESL Programs and Courses with Students in Mind: Dr. Cynthia M. Schuemann

Other Presentations

PDF icon ELL Group Brainstorm Feedback PDF icon Financial Aid and Remedial Coursework


Travel Information


Those traveling from outside the middle TN area who have been selected as a member of their institution's in-person team will need to make their own hotel reservations and claim that cost on their institution’s travel reimbursement. The following hotels may be considered for overnight accommodations for the English Language Learner Institute. Reservations must follow TBR travel policy. Individuals are responsible for confirming whether hotels offer state rate. (Please note the max lodging rate for Antioch/Nashville is $234/night and Smyrna is $125/night.) Suggested properties include:

Best Western Plus (approximately 0.6 miles)

510 Collins Park Drive Antioch, Tennessee 37013

 (615) 645-9151


Holiday Inn Express & Suites (approximately 8.3 miles)

2565 Highwood Blvd., Smyrna, Tennessee 37167



Holliday Inn Express & Suites (approximately 0.9 mile)

201 Crossings Place , Nashville, Tennessee 37013

(615) 731-2361


Holiday Inn Express & Suites (approximately 9 miles)

714 Spence Lane, Nashville, TN, US

(615) 366-6691



Hampton Inn  (approximately 1.1 miles)

210 Crossings Place, Antioch, TN, 37013

(615) 731-9911


Sonesta (approximately 11.1 miles)

600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

(615) 889-9300



Comfort Suites  (approximately 8 miles)

3001 Highwood Blvd, Smyrna, TN, 37167

(615) 625-9000


Hilton Nashville Airport (approximately 11.4 miles)

2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214

(615) 883-9770



Hilton Garden Inn  (Approximately 8.1 miles)

2631 Highwood Boulevard Smyrna, Tennessee 37167



Courtyard by Marriott (approximately 11.7 miles)

2508 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 883-9500



Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during the Workshop. TBR will reimburse attendees who are staying overnight for dinner and incidentals at the 3/4 travel day per diem rate ($30.75 for day of Workshop and ¾ travel rate on additional travel day) per the TBR travel policy.


All institutional attendees are eligible for mileage reimbursement. Campus teams should carpool and are eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 2 vehicles. (Please remember the updated mileage reimbursement rate is .585 cents/mile.)

Reimbursement Submission: 

Please follow your standard campus procedure to receive travel reimbursement. Your campus business office should submit 1 invoice on behalf of all attendees to TBR no later than August 20, 2022 to receive reimbursement. 

For questions related to the English Language Learner Institute, please contact: Courtnie Mayo, Coordinator for the Office of Student Success.



Time (all times in CT) Session Presenter(s)
8:00 am- 9:00 am Check-In & Breakfast (provided)  
9:00 am- 10:00 am Workshop: ESL Students and Their Unique Needs: A Look at TN Data & Best Practice Research in the Field Chris Tingle, TBR and Elizabeth Chan, Northern VA Community College 
10:15 am-11:45 am Workshop: Increasing Academic Skills to be College Ready: English Acquisition & Workforce Preparation Elizabeth Chan, Northern VA Community College and Rachel Ambrose, PREP program)
11:45- Noon   Nathaniel Harrison, TN Office of Refugees
Noon-12:30 pm Institutional Sharing & Lunch (provided)  
12:30 pm- 2:00 pm  Workshop: Designing ESL Programs & Courses with Students In Mind Cynthia Schuemann, Miami Dade Community College
2:00 pm- 2:30 pm Financial Aid Considerations Jonathan Button, Associate Vice Chancellor, TBR
2:30 pm- 4:15 pm Team Planning Time & Revisions to 2019 ELL Planning Documents  
4:00 pm  Institutional Report Out & Wrap Up