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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Sarah E. Elia, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR: SSIS AT TESOL 2015
Shannon Fitzsimmons-Doolan, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT: INTRODUCING THE MARCH NEWSLETTER
Sarah Catherine K. Moore, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC, USA
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ARTICLES
ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE OF ACADEMIC LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR ELLS IN SECONDARY SETTINGS
Margo DelliCarpini, Ph.D., Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, USA

Academic language development is critical to the success of ELLs in the mainstream, secondary classroom yet poses a challenge to both ESL and mainstream teachers alike. This article provides an innovative approach to developing academic language for ELLs that includes teacher collaboration and a form of Content Based Instruction. Read More

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AN INTERVIEW WITH TESOL PRESIDENT DR. ANDY CURTIS
Sarah E. Elia, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, USA & Susanne Marcus, Great Neck Public Schools, New York, USA

TESOL President Dr. Andy Curtis attended the NYS TESOL 45th Annual Conference in White Plains, New York, and sat down with NYS TESOL President Sarah Elia and Past President Susanne Marcus to discuss to current state of TESOL. Read More

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A LESSON FROM THE FIELD
Amanda McKenna, Brooklyn International High School, New York, New York, USA & Catherine Box, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Increasingly, students are arriving in American classrooms against the odds, escaping dangerous situations, having survived traumatic journeys. They face the task of learning English, but they also struggle to survive. These students pose unique challenges while giving us the gift of inspiration. Read More

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ENCOURAGING SECONDARY JAPANESE EFL STUDENTS TO INTERACT DESPITE SHYNESS
Minori Fukuyama, diBec Universities Japan Office, Tokyo, Japan & Yuka Hoshiba, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

Why are Japanese students too shy to speak out in the classroom? Is it shyness, or is it more? Authors, future Japanese EFL teachers, analyzed and provided insight into the Japanese mindset, sharing technological ideas that will help overcome shyness and turn students into active speakers. Read More

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ERAY AKTAS
Eray Aktas, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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JESSICA MARCHI-BABCOCK
Jessica Marchi-Babcock, Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, Central Valley, New York, USA
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