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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 2017 Issue
(this entire issue is publicly available)
(Volume 47, issue 2)

Table of Contents   Pages
President's Letter
by Anne Henry, Buffalo Public Schools 
Promising Practices: Teaching Cultural Awareness through Critical Incidents
By Ann Wintergerst, St. John’s University

Enhancing Curriculum Access and Classroom Equity through Academic Language
By Scott B. Freiberger, K-6  Educator NYC Public School

Interacting with Journalistic English: A Critical Language Awareness Project
 By Xi Chen, University of Pennsylvania

Press Record: How Collaborative Podcast Creation Improves Student Speaking
By Michelle Kaplan, The New School and St. John’s University

Why Hip Hop for ELLs?
By Christian Perticone, New York Language Learning Center

Sounds of Learning: Teaching Pronunciation through Song to ELLs in Vietnam
By Rachel Weber, Adelphi University

Student Self-Publication: Zines as Reflective Writing Portfolios
By Sarah Custen, Long Island University, Brooklyn

Magic Yet Mundane: The Social Creativity of Language
By Gwen Lowenheim, New York Institute of Technology

Executive Board 2016-2017

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Annual Conference

Nov 3 & 4, 2017

Hilton Long Island/Huntington Melville, New York

Empathy in Action: Social Pedagogy and Public Advocacy for English Language Learners