All about me


I am Emily Bryson. I am an an ELT author, materials writer, ESOL lecturer, teacher trainer and graphic facilitator.

Here are some of my courses and books.

Engaging Learners with Simple Drawings. icon. laptop with a English language teaching classroom. The students are amazed.

Engaging Learners with Simple Drawings

My online course. Let me show you how to WOW your learners with simple graphic facilitation techniques.

Taking bookings for Jan 2022 now!

Language Fuel - ELT Training Library Online Courses

Short (20 min) courses to teach you:
- The basics of teaching adult ESOL
- Adult Literacy: What is it? What's involved?
- Practical Activities for teaching adult ESOL literacy

National Geographic Learning - Voices

Voices is a seven-level, integrated-skills program for adults and young adults that enables instructors to teach with confidence in all classrooms.

Wayzgoose Press - 50 Ways to Teach Life Skills

This book provides fifty inspiring, practical tips and activities to enhance students’ social, academic, critical thinking, digital, and work skills to help them become their best selves.

The A-Z of ESOL

The A-Z of ESOL is a collection of motivating activities providing students with the functional language required to navigate real-world situations and independently meet their housing, education, employment, community and health needs.

Some videos of my work:

John Hughes interviews me about Creating Accessible Learning Materials

Pauline Blake Johnson of NATECLA Scotland and I blether about all things ESOL. 

A sneak peak at my Language Fuel Online Course – Getting Started in Adult ESOL.  

A sneak peak at my online course, Engaging Learners with Simple Drawings. This is one of the many videos which will help you build your visual vocabulary. 

Some testimonials from my online course, Engaging Learners with Simple Drawings:

I’m an ELT writer and I also love drawing. I often draw detailed visuals to support my manuscript, as well as images for my slides when I present teacher training webinars. I took Emily’s course because I wanted to find out how to create simple images in a more time-efficient way. The course definitely taught me how to do this, and I was able to put what I learnt to immediate use. It gave me a lot of confidence to draw more of my own ideas instead of  trying to search the exact image online. I also found that I developed lots of techy skills, which I’m now using on a regular basis. I’m really glad I signed up for the course, because it’s given me an extra little spring in my step as a writer and trainer.

Cheryly Palin, Author and Teacher Trainer

Everything you want from a course – inspiring, creative, interactive, endlessly useful. It has had an immediate and lasting impact on my practice.

Eve Sheppard, ESOL Teacher, Advanced Practitioner