Raise Up! is created by a team of volunteer contributors. You can find out more about them here.
EFL teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer based in Munich, Germany.
Ilá has been an English teacher since 2001 and a teacher trainer since 2011. Ilá is based in Munich, Germany, holds DELTA Modules 1 & 2, CELTA and CPE certificates. She is also one of the founding members of BRAZ-TESOL Voices SIG, a special interest group that focuses on equality in ELT.
EFL teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and podcast consultant based in Brasília.
James M. Taylor
I have taught English to adults and teenagers in Brazil, South Korea, Belgium and Costa Rica since 2007. I am currently specialising in bespoke one-to-one lessons for business and exam students.
In August 2018, I self-published my first ebook, entitled “How Was Your Weekend? 1001 Discussion Questions To Use With Your EFL/ESL Students” and I wrote ‘Our Languages’. my first coursebook series, for FTD Education in Brazil with Bruno Andrade. In 2019, I launched the Raise Up! Project with Ilá Coimbra, seeking to encourage greater diversity in ELT materials.
I am also a podcast consultant, including the ELTON nominated TEFL Commute podcast, IATEFL TDSIG’s Developod, and Seven Skills For The Future.
I am a former President and a co-founder of BELTA, the Belgian English Language Teachers Association. Currently I am Second-Vice President of BRAZ-TESOL Brasília and a committee member of IATEFL TDSIG.
In 2010, I started my blog, theteacherjames.com, on which I have continued to share lesson materials and opinion pieces. I am a very active member of the ELT community and regular present at conferences, both online and offline.