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Women Speakers – Emily Bryson

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Emily Bryson is an ELT Materials Writer and ESOL Lecturer. She has written print and digital materials for publishers such as MacMillan Education and the British Council. She has also written the A-Z of ESOL for Academic Study Kit.

She has been an ESOL Lecturer at City of Glasgow College since 2007 and in that time developed a broad portfolio of ESOL for Vocational Purposes courses. These include ESOL for Social Care, ESOL for Construction, ESOL for Customer Care, ESOL for Early Years, ESOL for Employability, ESOL for Finance, ESOL for Hospitality and ESOL for Science.

Whilst at the college she has also completed various secondments. She co-ordinated the ESOL Network Project, which links ESOL providers across Glasgow together and provides ESOL learners with initial assessment and access advice. She was then seconded to Education Scotland as Development Officer for ESOL. There she was responsible for implementation of Scotland’s ESOL Strategy and the co-ordination of the New Scots Strategy Education Group. She also managed the Sharing Lives Sharing Languages Peer Education Project for the Scottish Refugee Council. This project aimed to increase the opportunities ESOL learners have for natural language acquisition outside the classroom.

Emily has spoken at a variety of conferences throughout Europe. These include:
2012: National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) Dublin – Vocational ESOL and Employability Skills for ESOL learners
2014: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Harrogate – Promoting partnership working and access to ESOL
2015: The Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning (VOX) Oslo – Initial Assessment and ESOL Literacies
2015: IATEFL Manchester – Creating Accessible Learning Materials in Vocational ESOL
2016: Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM) – Scotland’s ESOL Strategy
2016: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) London – Scotland’s ESOL Strategy and the New Scots Strategy
2018: IATEFL Brighton – Sharing Lives Sharing Languages Peer Education Project

She has also delivered a range of teacher training workshops over the years. Specific areas of expertise include:
– ESOL and ELT
– Teaching refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers
– Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening
– ESOL Literacies
– Vocational ESOL
– Peer Education
– Initial Assessment
– Creating Accessible Learning Materials
– Promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion

She is based in Glasgow and is available to speak at conferences. More information can be found on her LinkedIn profile and her blog.

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