ESOL’s Most Wanted

This is the page where we will be featuring interviews with English Language Practitioners around the country.

If you would like your profile included, please contact us.


Emily Bryson

Emily Bryson

Emily is a freelance ELT materials writer and wrote the A-Z of ESOL for Academic Study Kit which is out now. She has also written ELT materials for publishers such as MacMillan Education and the British Council as well as a wide range of ESOL for Vocational Purposes Courses for City of Glasgow College. These include: ESOL for Social Care, ESOL for Customer Care, ESOL for Employability, ESOL for Science, ESOL for Early Years and ESOL for Construction.

Since 2007 Emily have been an ESOL Lecturer at City of Glasgow college and in that time she has embraced many opportunities. These include co-ordinating the ESOL Network Project, being seconded as Development Officer for ESOL at Education Scotland and managing the Sharing Lives Sharing Languages Project for the Scottish Refugee Council. In addition, she is a teacher trainer and public speaker.

Read Emily’s Profile here: Emily Bryson


Jenny Roden

jenny at westminster

As well as being a freelance Teacher and Material’s Writer, Jenny Roden was also the Co-Chair of NATECLA and instrumental in working towards a English ESOL Strategy. We’re delighted that she’s our 2nd ESOL’s Most Wanted 🙂

Read Jenny’s Profile here: Jenny Roden



Rachael Roberts

Rachael was our keynote speaker at our inaugural Conference on 2017, we’re delighted that she’s kicking us off on our ESOL’s Most wanted page 🙂


Since 1989, Rachael has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer in both ELT and ESOL contexts. She started her career abroad, in Portugal, Brazil and Poland, then returned to the UK, where she spent ten years at Solihull College, before becoming a tutor on the ESOL Level 5 qualification at Warwick University. Currently Rachael spends most of her time writing teaching materials and has co-written a number of well-known course books including ‘ New Total English Intermediate’ and ‘Navigate B1+ and B2’, but still teaches from time to time. She is one of NATECLA’s official trainers through our training arm and spends rather too much time on Twitter (@teflerinha) and on her website,, writing posts on different aspects of materials writing and teaching.

Read Rachael’s profile here: Rachael Roberts