Leigh Garrison-Fletcher


Professor of Linguistics and ESL at LaGuardia Community College

I am a professor of Linguistics and ESL in the Education and Language Acquisition Department at LaGuardia Community College. I received my PhD in Linguistics from the CUNY Graduate Center where I focused on Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics. I am interested in language in education, particularly in translanguaging pedagogy.


Garrison-Fletcher, L., Martohardjono, G., & Chodorow, M. (2019). Impact of Home Language Reading Skills on L2 Reading Comprehension: A study of newcomer emergent bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Garrison-Fletcher, L. (2019). Language Across the Curriculum: Why All Community College Faculty Must Learn to Support Emergent Bilingual Students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Garrison-Fletcher, L., & Choudhury, R. (2017). Bengali-speaking Multilingual Writers in Transition into Community College in NYC. In T. Ruecker & C. Ortmeier-Hooper (Eds.), Transitions and Disruptions: Resident Multilingual Students Writing in High Schools, Vocational Schools, and Colleges. Routledge.

Choudhury, R., & Garrison-Fletcher, L. (2016). Providing Adult Students with Multilingual Instruction in an ESL Classroom. Idiom, 26 (3).

Garrison-Fletcher, L., Lakin, J.M., and Young, J.W. (2015). Meeting the Educational Needs of Adolescent Newcomers in U.S. Schools: A New Assessment Design. NYS TESOL Journal, 2(1).

Curinga, R., & Garrison-Fletcher, L. (2014). The Importance of First Language Reading Skills in English Reading Comprehension for Adolescent Newcomers. In M. Santos, A. Whiteside, H.Fong, & S. Wells (Eds.), Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition, Proceedings from the 9th Symposium. San Francisco, CA, 2013.

Garrison-Fletcher, L. (2012). Review of Sanz and Leow (Eds): Implicit and Explicit Language Learning: Conditions, Processes, and Knowledge in SLA and Bilingualism (2011). Applied Linguistics, 33(5).




Professor, Department of Education and Language Acquisition, LaGuardia Community College