Communications & Publications

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the NYS TESOL Journal

NYS TESOL Journal is the official journal of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). It is a refereed academic journal published online only, biannually each spring and fall. Articles in the NYS TESOL Journal focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and educational policy related to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, including U.S.-born emergent bilinguals, "generation 1.5" students, (im)migrants, and international students. Articles may focus on any educational level, from pre-kindergarten to university, as well as on adult school and workplace literacy settings. The inaugural issue of the NYS TESOL Journal was launched on January 1, 2014. 

Call for general submissions for the NYS TESOL Journal.  Click HERE for submission guidelines and HERE for the submission form.

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the NYS TESOL Mosaic

Mosaic – formerly Idiom - is the online newsletter of NYS TESOL published in the spring and fall with an option for additional special editions. The newsletter is a much less formal discussion of ESOL topics, which makes it a perfect place to begin publishing professionally. Topics include getting started as a teacher, the job market, technology, current research, equity and social justice and teaching and mentoring practices. Mosaic articles cover all areas of ESOL instruction and administration from K-12, higher education, and intensive English programs to adult education, English for specific purposes and teacher training. Apart from general articles, there are also special sections: Cultural Connections, Identity and Liberation, Mentoring Matters, Promising Practices, Research in Brief, and Tech Tools.

Please start or continue your professional publishing and consider submitting to Mosaic. These are the submission guidelines and the submission form.

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the NYS TESOL Blog

NYS TESOL Blog - Do you want to share your thoughts, strategies, and practices from the world of TESOL in a more informal way? Contribute to our NYS TESOL blog where you can write about your views, teaching tips, and resources.The NYS TESOL blog explores emergent trends and current issues.  We are making it more inclusive by inviting you to post comments and share your thoughts with us.  If you are interested in contributing to our blog, email

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