Congratulations to John Cotton , Betsy Dougherty , Mallory Fix , Elizabeth Gillstrom,  Lauren Harold , Lauren Remenyi,  Mariel Ridley , Jack Sullivan , and Alyssa Swanson  who were accepted to present at the upcoming TESOL Conference 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
John Cotton 
Transforming a Peer Coaching System through the Views of Stakeholders
The presentation will look at the ways in which a peer coaching (professional development) system has been adjusted over time, primarily via written and oral feedback from participants in the system.
Betsy Dougherty 
A Recipe for Higher Expectations: Integrating Latin American Restaurant Workers
The presentation centers on a unique program that helps immigrant service-industry workers to learn English so that they better their career prospects and can move up in a given restaurant environment. The organization goes beyond the English classroom and into the community as well, helping students to become integrated community members.
 Lauren Harold  and Alyssa Swanson 
Providing Culturally Relevant Advising Experiences: What Arab Students Expect
The presentation will discuss a mixed methods study assessing the perceptions of the advising relationship from the viewpoint of Gulf Arab IEP students and IEP advisors. This research looks at the relationship between advising practices and satisfaction of Gulf Arab students in higher education.
Mariel Ridley 
Building Community with Poster Session Assessments
In this session, we will explain the benefits of using posters as an assessment tool and will share our experiences with academic poster sessions in the intermediate and advanced classroom.
Jack Sullivan 
Hot Topics in Enrollment, Visas, SEVP, and Advocacy for IEPs
This session will update U.S. IEPs on trends in enrollment, visa issuance, SEVP policy, and advocacy efforts. Through interactive discussion, IEP teachers and administrators gain insight on how they can assist with the latest advocacy efforts.
Updates on TESOL Standards Initiatives
Members of the TESOL Standards Committee will provide a brief review of published TESOL standards documents and give a status update of their ongoing implementation. Presenters will discuss new initiatives, including the development of standards for short-term TESOL programs and next steps with the TESOL PreK-12 ELP Standards. The committee invites comments and feedback from the audience.
Congratulations to Sarah Grosik , Sheila Mayne , Ian Nichols , and Mariel Ridley  who were accepted to present at the upcoming TESOL Conference 2014 in Portland, Oregon, and to Elizabeth Gillstrom  who will present a workshop in the Electronic Village at the same venue.