Books

Raise Up!

We publish mainstream ELT coursebooks with a difference. Ours are inclusive and diverse, with lessons which include a range of social groups that are rarely, if ever, seen, or stereotyped in ELT materials.

Book 1

cover of the first Raise Up! book
The cover of the first Raise Up! book

The book contains 8 separate lessons, aimed at different levels, which follow the familiar format of modern international English language coursebooks. What makes Raise Up! different are the subjects of those lessons. The themes covered are:

  1. Family / LGBTQIA+
  2. Leadership / Disabled people & poverty
  3. Work rules / Low-paid workers
  4. Rural life
  5. Influences / women
  6. Work / Transgender
  7. Texting / Refugees
  8. Different types of homes

All proceeds from this book go to Casa 1 in São Paulo, Brazil.Buy here

A sample lesson from book 1:
A page from lesson 5 of Raise Up! book 1
A page from lesson 5 of Raise Up! book 1

Book 2 – B1

The cover of Raise Up! B1 Book
The cover of Raise Up! B1 Book

In this book, aimed at B1 level students, 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, and travel for blind people. We also, for the first time, have four guest writers: Hugh Dellar on working class culture, Heloisa Duarte on elderly people, travel and social media, Carlos Gontow on diverse families, and Sergio Durand on attitudes to immigrants. Extensive teachers notes are included.

The lessons have been edited by Raise Up co-founder James M. Taylor, with Luiz Otavio Barros, Ceri Jones, Karen Ohara, and Hugh Dellar. The lessons have been beautifully illustrated by Danilo Vespa and Cleber Santos.

A sample lesson from book 2:
Lesson 8 from Raise Up! B1 Book
Lesson 8 from Raise Up! B1 Book

All the proceeds from our second book go to Las Patronas in Amatlán de los Reyes, Mexico. Find out more about them here.

How

I’m very pleased to introduce you to my first book, now available as an ebook on various platforms. It’s called How Was Your Weekend? 1001 Discussion Questions To Use With Your EFL/ESL Students and I wrote it as a way of avoiding asking that question over and over again!

The cover of 1001 Discussion Questions
The cover of 1001 Discussion Questions