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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.

Spring 2016 Issue
(Volume 46, issue 2)

Table of Contents   Pages
President's Letter
by Sarah Elia, Haggerty English Language Program, SUNY New Paltz
Analyzing Digital Stories with ESL Students
by Jackie Nenchin, Molloy College

Designing English for Academic Purposes Courses for ESL Students
by James Phillips, Haggerty English Language Program, SUNY New Paltz

Integrated English as a New Language: Challenges and Solutions
 by Maria G. Dove, Molloy College, Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College

EdTPA: Successes and Challenges in Teacher Education
by Beth Clark-Gareca and Catherine Box, Teachers College, Columbia University

Poetry as a Means for Critical Thinking and Self Expression
by Megan Chiusaroli and Brittany Ober, American Language Program, Columbia University

Using Spanish to Promote Academic Success in English: The Bronx Community College Model
by Andrea Parmegiani, Bronx Community College, CUNY, and Laura Kaplan, Department of Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center

Teaching Authentic Language Using Visual Media
by Alicia Salazar, Intensive English Center, SUNY Stony Brook

An Instructional Framework to Support Content and Languate Learning for ELLs: B-D-A
by Vicky Giouroukakis, Molloy College

Ongoing Column: Tech Tools- Apps to Tell a Story
by Christine Rosalia, Hunter College, CUNY

Ongoing Column: Promising Practices- Developing Academic Language in Elementary -Age English Language Learners
by Jo Ann Miles, Debora Calluzzo, John Philip Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, N.Y.

NYS TESOL: Advocacy Brief (with photos)
by Juliet Luther

NYS TESOL leadership (2016)