Betsy Parrish is Professor in the MATESOL and TEFL Certificate programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 30 years, with experience in the US, Bangladesh, France, India, Russia, and Vietnam. She has participated in the development of state and national standards focusing on college and career readiness. Her research centers around instruction that prepares English learners for success in today’s world. She also explores effective practices in teacher professional development. Her most recent book, Teaching Adult English Language Learners: A Practical Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2019), addresses the diverse needs of adult English learners and provides ideas on how to prepare all learners for the demands of the 21st century.