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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.

Winter 2016 Issue
(Volume 46, issue 1)

Table of Contents Pages
President's Letter
by Sarah Elia, Haggerty English Language Program, SUNY New Paltz
Raising Awareness about "World Englishes" in the ESL Classroom: The Case of Indian English
by Lubie G. Alatriste, NYC College of Technology, & Kruti Suba, NYC College of Technology
Strategies to Support Students with Cultural Misunderstandings: An Intercultural Approach
by Lucas Rezende Almeida, SUNY New Paltz
Review of Keith S. Folse, Vocabulary Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching
Book Review by Scott Freiberger
The Implications of a "Single Story" in Instructing English Language Learners
Shari Brathwaite, PS/IS 323
From Community of Practice to Community
by Margaret Culhane, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Interview with Dr. Andy Curtis, President, TESOL International
by Sarah Elia, President, NYS TESOL and Susanne Marcus, Past President, NYS TESOL
Farewell letter
by Elizabeth Fonseca, Columns Editor, Nassau Community College
Blast from the Past: Revival of the Audio-Lingual Method
by Touria Ghaffari
A Journey of an ESL Student with Hearing Loss
by Joo Young Hong, Houghton College
Promoting Language Fluency Through the Use of Voiceovers
by Alexandra McCourt, East Hampton Middle School and Sylvia Schumann, East Hampton Middle School
Gamebooks for the ESL Classroom
by Mary M. Slechta and Rebecca M. Karli
Action Strategies to Connect ELLs with the Common Core Standards
by Dorothy Taylor, SUNY Buffalo
Reflections: Teaching and Terrorism
by Barbara Suter, Retired ESL Teacher
Tech Tools
by Ravneet Parmar, Manhattan Education Opportunity Center
Promising Practices-correction
Ann Wintergerst, St. John's University
Photos from the 45th NYS TESOL Annual Conference

NYS TESOL leadership (2016)

Book Review from the Winter 2016 issue of Idiom