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Emily Bryson ELT what is graphic facilitation and why is it perfect for TESOL?

So you may have seen my previous blog posts, social media messages or attended one of my training sessions. You …

Emily Bryson ELT hand drawn visual - digital skills

I’ve written a few blog posts now on online learning, especially with adults who have limited educational background or digital …

Emily Bryson ELT using simple drawings to discuss past tense holidays. grammar lesson with hand drawn visual prompts.

I recently sent out a survey on how English Language Teachers use drawings in the classroom. I was a little …

Emily Bryson ELT why everyone can and should draw in the classroom

Recently I’ve become a bit obsessed with using drawings in the classroom. In this high-tech era, drawing is a back …

Emily Bryson ELT visual templates for environmental classroom discussions

I recently read Dan Barber’s ELT Footprint blog about giving your lessons a sustainability twist. It inspired me to create …

Emily Bryson ELT digital skills hand drawn illustration of a computer and mobile phone

Even prior to the online teaching boom, I noticed that my ESOL Learners often had limited digital skills. In the …

Emily Bryson ELT image of a return key on a computer representing digital skills for ESOL learners

Last year, Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index found that 17% of the UK population did not have full basic digital …

Emily Bryson ELT image of student succeeding and meeting their goals

Working visually is a great way to promote life skills, and drawings don’t need to be masterpieces – their purpose …

Emily Bryson ELT books and films hand drawn icon

I watched an inspiring TED Talk by Ann Morgan, who read one book from every country in the world. She …

Emily Bryson ELT hand drawn visual of UK Equality Act protected characteristics

Every student is different and as teachers and writers we embrace their diversity and support their learning.  The UK Equality …

Emily Bryson ELT - Sharing Lives Sharing Languages Peer Education programme. Example of participants' work. Drawing on a post-it note of a kilt.

So I was tidying up my blog and found this post that I wrote shortly after I completed my secondment …

ELF on the shelf. Visual of an ELF doll on sale next to sign saying EFL dolls sold out. ELF = English as a lIngua franca. EFL = English as a foreign language.

In today’s world, 80% of communication in English occurs between speakers whose first language is not English. I live in …

Emily Bryson ELT - hand drawn explanation of how to explain breakout rooms to English language learners.

Teaching online can be highly satisfying and relatively simple if your learners are self-directed and confident with technology, or if …

Emily Bryson ELT - hand drawn image representing someone listening to a podcast. Person is wearing headphone and looks engaged.

Ok, I’ll be honest. My all-time favourite, laugh out loud, podcast has to be the Adam Buxton podcast, but sometimes …

Emily Bryson ELT Teaching ESOL Literacy Online screenshot of a literacy lesson using Whatsapp

Although my materials writing hat is well versed in zoom calls and delivering webinars, my ESOL lecturer hat still took …

Emily Bryson ELT Hirameki using paint splodges to teach English

The Japanese art form, Hirameki, is basically looking at splodges of paint and drawing what you see.  It translates as …

Emily Bryson ELT hand drawn image of life skills

  What are life skills?  While ‘hard skills’, such as engineering, product design, teaching and computer coding are technical and …

I am delighted to announce the publication of my latest book, 50 Ways to Teach Life Skills. I wrote this …

Emily Bryson ELT simple graphics

In April this year I attended a fabulous one day workshop on using simple graphics.  Since then I have been …

Emily Bryson ELT speaking at IATEFL 2019 about creating accessible learning materials

I like to write up my reflections from conferences because I often leave overwhelmed with ideas. Blogging about it helps …

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Emily Bryson - ELT Specialist: Author, Materials Writer, Teacher Trainer, Graphic Facilitator, ESOL Lecturer