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GREETINGS FROM THE CHAIR
Joy Brown, University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, USA
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REFLECTIONS FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Carol Behel, Florence City Schools, Florence, Alabama, USA
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EEIS OPEN MEETING
Jessica Burchett, Marion City Schools, Marion, Ohio, USA
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FROM THE EDITOR
Janice Cate, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
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ARTICLES
BUILDING BRIDGES: CREATING PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT YOUNG ENGLISH LEARNERS
Karen Nemeth, EdM, Language Castle LLC, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA

In response to the theme of the 2015 TESOL convention, this article focuses on building bridges by establishing partnerships with organizations and initiatives that support young English learners. School readiness for diverse young children depends on strong networks of community support. Read More

CO-TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY ESL EDUCATION: WHY IT'S HAPPENING, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, HOW IT COULD WORK
Kate Copeland, Carrie Neely, & Kelly Cheatham

The authors explore ways to implement an equitable co-teaching approach to support ELLs in an inclusive classroom in an increasingly challenging public school environment, summarizing recommendations and considerations from research literature and the authors’ experiences for successful collaboration between classroom teachers and ESL specialists. Read More

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING AS AN ASSISTANT LANGUAGE TEACHER IN JAPAN
Keiko Abe-Ford, Communication and Language Associates (CALA), Tokyo, Japan

At the EEIS Open Meeting we discussed changes in the English as a foreign language program in Japan. Recently the TESOL English Language Bulletin of 5 June 2015 included a 31 May 2015 article from The Mainichi newspaper of Mainichi, Japan, highlighting the changes in English language instruction expected to take place in the next few years. This article explains expectations for assistant language teachers. Read More

QUALITY PRE-K FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: A PRACTICAL DISCUSSION OF THE KEY ISSUES
Betty Ansin Smallwood, Succeeding with ELLs, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

The importance of and strategies for building a quality Pre-K program for English language learners (ELLs) was the topic of a discussion session held at the 2014 International TESOL Convention in Portland, Oregon (March 28, 2014). The session was facilitated by Dr. Betty Ansin Smallwood and Ms. Theresa Laquerre. This article reports the results of a survey that was conducted during the session. Read More

LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES FOR ELEMENTARY ELLS: RIGOR IN READING AND WRITING
Linda New Levine, ESL/EFL Consultant, Vero Beach, Florida, USA

If you missed this session at the 2015 convention, this article summarizes the presentation given by Linda New Levine and Laura Lukens. Read More

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EEIS OFFICERS AND LEADERS, 2015-2016
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