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Each issue focuses on a theme of interest to ESOL professionals, such as the job market, technology, assessment, and teaching ESOL in the content areas. Articles cover a broad spectrum of ESOL instruction, including elementary,secondary, and higher education, intensive English programs, adult education, and teacher training. Besides theme-based articles, Idiom features the following regular columns: Book Reviews, Culture Notes and Promising Practices.

Fall 2015 Issue of Idiom online
(Volume 45, issue 4)

Table of Contents   Pages
President's Letter
by Robin Finnan-Jones, Ed.D., Retired NYCDOE; President of NYS TESOL
Six Scaffolding Strategies for the ESL Classroom
by Scott B. Freiberger, John Bowne Elementary School

New Beginnings: Leadership Support for the Integrated ENL Initiative
by Carol Wertheimer, Consultant, & Andrea Honigsfeld,
Molloy College

Reflections: What Do PET Scans and Heroes Have to Do With Teaching
by Barbara Suter, Teaching for Life Blog

Book Review:
Diane Staehr Fenner, Peter Kozik, and Ayanna Cooper, Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 2015.

by Diane Garafalo, Northern ESL PLC

SIGS and Regions Spotlight:
ELL Symposium: Planning for Today’s Diverse Learners

by Maureen Edmonds
Tanya Rosado-Barringer

SIGs and Regions Spotlight: Western New York Region
by Kimberly R. Wolf; NYS TESOL member, Buffalo Region Focus Group member and Denise Gonez-Santos, NYS TESOL Buffalo Region Chair

SIGS and Regions Spotlight: Long Island
42nd  Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States

by Jackie Nenchin, Molloy College

Tech Tools: A Digital Head Start on Text-Modification and Collaborative “Genius”
by Christine Rosalia, Hunter College, CUNY
Promising Practices: Engaging ELLs in Culture Activities in the Classroom
by Ann C. Wintergerst, St. John’s University

What Do You Miss About ESL?: Insights from Former Students
by Lisa Rost Lewis & Sarah Elia, Haggerty English Language Program
SUNY New Paltz

Transition Team--Updates about NYS TESOL
by Susanne Marcus, NYS TESOL Past President

Learning One Hundred Words a Day through Association and
by Yuehai (Mike) Xiao, New York University

NYS TESOL leadership (2015)  

Book Review from the Fall 2015 issue of Idiom