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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.

 Summer 2017 Issue
(this entire issue is publicly available)
(Volume 47, issue 3)

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Table of Contents   Pages
President's Letter
by Anne Henry, Buffalo Public Schools 
Are We Asking the Right Questions? Building Confidence in Adult ELLs through Deeper Reflections
By Amy Joy Lashmet, University of California at Santa Barbara

Rethinking the Norm for Adult English Language Learners on the Autism Spectrum
By David A. Housel, LaGuardia Community College, New York City

Dealing with Diversity in a Traditionally Homogenous EFL Classroom
 By Adam V. Agostinelli, Republic of Korea Naval Academy

Teaching Social Justice
By Rebekah Johnson, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), New York City

Taking Cues from Our ELLs
By Joy Scantlebury, Pocantico Hills School, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Finding Teaching Opportunities Using Realistic Situations to Teach Math Skills with Adult ELLs
By Naseem Kapdi, Hot Bread Kitchen, New York City

Executive Board 2016-2017

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Nov 3 & 4, 2017

Hilton Long Island/Huntington Melville, New York

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