As part of our research into diversity and representation in ELT materials, we spoke to some coursebook writers to see how they felt about the situation, and this formed part of the first presentation we ever did, at IATEFL 2019. A couple of years on, we have decided to expand that pool of opinions and … Continue reading What do authors think?
Wanting diversity in the line-up of your ELT conference isn’t just about doing the right thing. By having a range of speakers from diverse backgrounds, you will also be improving the quality of your event. Diverse perspectives and experiences make for a more interesting experience for the delegates. Furthermore, speaking at a conference can be … Continue reading Guidelines For Organising A Diverse ELT Conference
All of the proceeds from our B1 level book go to Las Patronas, an amazing grass-roots organisation based in a little town called Amatlán de los Reyes, an hour away from Veracruz, Mexico. Amatlan is on the route of cargo trains that take goods from Southern Mexico to border towns in the North. La Bestia … Continue reading Raise Up! Interviews… Las Patronas
When we saw this lesson plan, we just knew we had to share it with you. For young learners aged 4 to 7, it helps them question stereotypes through puzzles and play. Thank you to Thais and Active English for giving us permission to share it here. To find out more about Active English courses, … Continue reading Lesson Plan: You Can’t Be It If You Can’t See It By Thais Malagoli Braga
Having a ‘diverse classroom’ can be applied to many different settings. Students are different just like all people are also different and unique in their own way. We have different backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, beliefs, abilities, age, cultural contexts and so on, and as teachers, we should value this diversity and model this attitude and … Continue reading Guest Post: Practical Tips For A More Diverse Classroom by Karen Ohara
A couple of years ago this image went viral online: As you can see, it’s from a maths book and includes an example that represents the LGBTQIA+ community. What’s particularly striking about it is how casual it appears. The relationship is just mentioned in passing, no ‘issues’ are mentioned and the students aren’t asked to … Continue reading Why We Started Raise Up!
On November 21st 2020, the Raise Up! Project launched our latest book for B2. Joining us were our guest authors Efi Tzouri, João Eduardo Quadros, Taíza Lombardi and Vicky Saumell. Many thanks to Caltabiano Idiomas, our generous sponsor. You can watch the launch event here: You can buy the book here: Continue reading B2 Book Launch
On July 5th we spoke to Romina and Silvana from Hello ESI, along with special guest Eugenia Carrión Cantón. We discussed inclusive and diverse materials in ELT, curricular justice and representation, among other topics. You can watch the video below: Continue reading Raise Up! Speaks To Hello ESI
On the 2nd of July we were delighted to be interviewed by Gabriela & Paola of ESI In English. They are EFL teachers, teacher educators and Comprehensive Sexuality Education advocates from Argentina. You can watch the interview here: Continue reading Raise Up! Speaks To ESI In English
It’s official, the second Raise Up! book is now available. It contains 8 lessons, all written for B1 (pre-intermediate) level by a diverse team of writers, editors and illustrators. Four of the lessons have been written by Raise Up! co-founder Ilá Coimbra. These look at indigenous traditions, global English, body types, mental and physical wellbeing, … Continue reading New Raise Up! B1 Book