Abstract: In order for English language learners to take full advantage of today’s career and educational opportunities, they need to rise to the higher expectations for academic rigor as outlined in the College and Career Readiness Standards, and achieve measurable outcomes as defined by the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act. How can we meet these rising expectations in our general English language classes? By enriching the content we teach, broadening the contexts of English to include workplace and academic communication, scaffolding rigorous tasks, and increasing the range and frequency of higher order thinking skills. Join this webinar to see how the new edition of Future has risen to today’s higher expectations. We will highlight how the new edition’s reading and writing strands scaffold challenging tasks from the start, and how the Future’s new workplace soft-skill strand engages students’ culture skills in collaborative problem-solving tasks.