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Do you want to do something a little different?

Would you like to stand out from the crowd?

Kickstart your year with ELT professional development the fun, creative and unique way!

My course will help you stand out from the crowd.

Are you…?

…struggling to find quick & simple ways to engage your audience?

…searching for a fun way to revolutionise your teaching practices?

…looking for CPD that doesn’t involve slogging through academic essays or research?

…inspired to learn to draw, get drawing again or use your drawing skills in a practical way?


Join my upcoming course in Graphic Facilitation for ELT professionals: Engaging Learners with Simple Drawings.

My current course is sold out. Join my mailing list for visual teaching ideas, drawing tips and updates on the next courses.

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Emily Bryson Online Course Graphic Facilitation Materials Writer Author Teacher ESOL

Welcome!

I'm Emily Bryson. I help ELT professionals to harness their super-powers, engage their audiences and stand out from the crowd.

Let me introduce myself.

I am an ELT author, materials writer, ESOL lecturer, teacher trainer and graphic facilitator. I have 20 years experience in ELT.

I was first introduced to graphic facilitation techniques whilst on secondment at the Scottish Refugee Council. Their training manager used lots of innovative visual tools and collaborative tasks which I’d never seen before in all my ELT training and experience. On my return to the college, I attended a training session with a graphic facilitator who showed me how to draw very simple representations of classroom items to communicate with learners. I was immediately hooked.

Since then, I’ve realised that graphic facilitation is an untapped superpower. I’ve obsessively read as many books, taken as many courses, followed as many experts on social media and studied any research papers I can find. My classroom, training sessions, writing and even my action research mentoring have become spaces to trial new activities and techniques.

In a nutshell, it works. It’s versatile, communicative, supportive and is a simple way to amaze people.

I can help you. I’ve recently started sharing my secrets. I now offer online courses and bespoke training. 

Read on to find out more and feel free to get in touch with any questions. I’d love to hear from you. 

Do you want to…?

…get creative?

…stand out from the crowd?

…do something different?

…deliver lessons that really engage and support your learners/trainees?

…be a pioneer of graphic facilitation in the ELT world?

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Here's what my previous course participants said:

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What will you learn?

In this course, you will:

Get started building your visual dictionary (a library of icons you can draw quickly).

Drawing is a visual language – the more vocabulary you know, the easier it is to communicate. I’ll teach you some basic icons, and show you how to create your own.

There are twelve drawing tutorial videos in this course. These include: common ELT icons, common verbs, classroom objects, people, transport, equality and diversity, connectors, containers, transport, buildings, occupations and emotions. I am always happy to take requests and add to this video library. You’ll have lifetime access so you can practise even after the course is finished! 

Each live session will have drawing practise time too. You can ask me questions and practise icons useful to your work context. 

  • Gain confidence in basic graphic facilitation techniques.

Graphic or Visual Facilitation is a style of facilitating group training, meetings and other collaborative sessions using simple drawings and templates.

Using these techniques in the classroom instantly engages learners and makes lessons more memorable, supportive and fun. It also boosts student confidence, creativity and critical thinking. Check out my blog posts which will give you a flavour. 

  • Learn visual tips and tricks especially for English Language Teaching (e.g. vocabulary, grammar, 4 skills, pronunciation).

As teachers, we’re always looking for new activities and techniques to use in class. This course will share quick, simple multi-sensory tools to enhance your teaching practices. You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to discuss different ways to use these in class and share ideas with the group. 

  • Add a touch of magic to all aspects of your work.

The graphic facilitation techniques on this course are versatile and can be used in meetings, work plans, social media, presentations and other work related communications. This course is perfect for anyone in the English Language Teaching industry.

What does the course include?

4 x 90 minute online classes

These sessions will be supportive and allow you to practise your visual communication skills, collaborate and share ideas with other English language teaching professionals.

I’ll demonstrate some simple drawings, tools and activities and allow time for participants to practise and reflect.

Sessions will be recorded, so if you miss one, you can easily catch up.

Facebook group

A collaborative space for participants to share their work, leave feedback and access course resources. This is where the real learning happens. You’ll get inspired by other course participants, share ideas and build your professional network. My previous courses still post and share on their group pages! This course opens a door to a lifetime of ideas, community and learning. 

Teaching and facilitation ideas

The sessions will leave you bursting with activities to use during your professional practice. Participants from my previous course said they could use their new skills immediately. You’ll learn to use and develop visual templates tailored to you (e.g. graphic organisers, visual feedback forms, reflection sheets, planning documents, future visioning tools and lesson plans).

Tutor support

Throughout the course, I’ll be available to guide you every step of the way. Catherine Lindsay, an Adult Learning Tutor said ‘Emily was so responsive, friendly and generous with her time.’ You can read her full testimonial at the bottom of the page.  

Be a Pioneer of Graphic Facilitation in ELT!

Graphic Facilitation has been around in other industries for years, but it’s pretty new in the English Language Teaching world. There’s much more to it than just drawing in the classroom. It’s such a supportive and creative way to deliver teaching and learning. Let’s lead the way! I am 100% sure you’ll be hooked. 

Course dates

Next course starts: TBC. It will run for 6 weeks. Session times will be at the best suitable time for the group. 

Course fees

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Need more information?

You can browse my blog posts or watch the taster video (click the image to play):

Got more questions? No problem. Just email me via my site or contact me on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook.

Emily’s course resides at the nicest corner of the internet. The participants are incredibly supportive with one another and it’s nothing but inspiration.

Annette Flavel, ELT Author

Don’t hesitate to join Emily’s course: you are in for a treat!

Catherine Lindsay, Adult Learning Tutor, The ClementJames Centre

The weeks flew by and once I got to the end, I found that I was using Emily’s ideas and helpful guidance in lots of different aspects of my working life.

Charlotte Giller, Teacher and Teacher Trainer

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

Emily’s course was a great mix of practical and theoretical, with lots of shared resources for further reading and watching.

Katherine Bilsborough – Author, Writer, Teacher Trainer

I now draw something almost every day.

Nergiz Kern (EdTech Specialist, Independent Editor & University EAP Teacher)

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