Raise Up! Interviews… ESI In English

In July 2020, we had the pleasure of meeting Gabriela and Paola from ESI In English. They wanted to interview us about Raise Up! as they had bought our books and felt a connection with their own objectives. As we learned more about them, we became inspired by their project and wanted to learn more …

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The social and political dimensions of digital literacy

By Cintia Nogueira The ubiquity of digital technology has given rise to the teaching and learning of a series of multiliteracies related to digital media and to the processes involved in dealing with information online. Even though many of these literacies encompass different skills that have been part of the educational process for a long … Continue reading The social and political dimensions of digital literacy

Raise Up! interviews… Lindsay Clandfield

Lindsay Clandfield is one one the most well-known and highly regarded coursebook writers in the world. He has written more than ten coursebooks for numerous publishers and is the main author of the new young adult course Studio (Helbling Languages). He has also written methodology books and self-published extensively. Anyone who has followed Lindsay’s career … Continue reading Raise Up! interviews… Lindsay Clandfield

Is it too late?

by Theodora Papapanagiotou Nikos is one of my most diligent students. He always brings his books, notebooks, well-sharpened pencils and has always studied before our lesson. In fact, he even tells me the synonyms of the words he has as spelling homework. And he always has his questions written in columns and in colour on … Continue reading Is it too late?

Recognition For All

One of the articles that we came across while working on the first Raise Up! book was this one by Derek Philip Xu. Derek’s article is particularly interesting because it was written by someone inside the publishing industry with the intention of expressing his concerns about the compromise that he as an editor and as … Continue reading Recognition For All

A moment of embarrassment turned into a lesson – how to become a more critical teacher

Have you ever felt embarrassed because you realized a little too late that a choice you made was inappropriate? The feeling is not great in our personal lives, but when that happens professionally, it feels even worse. This happened to me in a class with a student recently. The sole intent of the lesson was … Continue reading A moment of embarrassment turned into a lesson – how to become a more critical teacher

Guest post: Sharpening Your Eye For Inclusion In Ready-Made Handouts by Cintia Rodrigues

Teachers have busy lives, so, oftentimes, we get free online handouts ready to be used. Isn’t it easier to get a handout with all the images you need, instead of creating a whole new one from scratch? Of course, it is! I do that all the time. However, how inclusive (or exclusive) are the images … Continue reading Guest post: Sharpening Your Eye For Inclusion In Ready-Made Handouts by Cintia Rodrigues