Journal of Multilingual Education Research (JMER) is the official journal of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. Its distinct orientation reflects what is most important to researchers, specialists, and educators in the fields of multilingualism and multilingual education. JMER is a vehicle to disseminate changes and growth of knowledge in a variety of national language education issues that have local and regional relevance. It responds to the emerging needs and interests of teachers, administrators, teacher educators, researchers, counselors, psychologists, advocates, and community leaders whose work focuses on the successful education of multilingual students.

Current Volume: Volume 11 (2021) Socio-cultural and Educational Aspects of Multilingual Multicultural Learners and Communities

This special issue of JMER addresses the challenges of multilingual learners both in classrooms and in social settings. The socio-linguistic contact that underlies each study has become an inescapable aspect of our dynamic, multilingual/multicultural and global encounters. Each data-based paper investigates a particular aspect of second/foreign language acquisition and use, considering effective strategies for teachers and learners. This special issue includes papers that have evolved from presentations at the annual NABE Research and Evaluation Institute.

Full Issue

Front Matter


Articles on Theory and Research

Articles on Practice

Book/Multimedia Reviews


Invitation to Submit a Manuscript

Special Themed Issue: Multilingual Literature for Children and Adolescents

Guest Editors
Cecilia M. Espinosa, PhD, Lehman College/CUNY
Juliet M. Luther, PhD, New York City Department of Education
Patricia Velasco, Ed.D. Retired Professor, Queens College

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022

Children’s and adolescent’s fiction and non-fiction literature offer opportunities to examine complex issues, reflect upon experiences past or current, and transform how an issue is understood as the reader critically explores it. The study of children’s and adolescents’ literature is the examination of a broad range of texts appropriate for children from birth to adolescence. It includes fiction and nonfiction, as well as poetry and prose. The variety of literature available for multilingual students is diverse and wide-ranging in topic and complexity.