Course Description

All the different acronyms in the ELT industry can be confusing. There's EFL, ESOL, EAP, ESP and the list goes on. Is there really any difference? Aren't we all just teaching English? In fact yes, there is a difference. The context matters. In this course, we'll focus on teaching adults in the ESOL context and answer the following questions; What is adult ESOL? Who are the learners? How does ESOL differ from EFL? What do adult ESOL learners in particular need? 

If you are currently teaching adults in an ESOL context, or thinking of switching between an EFL and ESOL context, this course will shed light for you on what is unique about this situation, and how you can best meet the needs of your learners.


Course Author

Course Author

Emily Bryson

Emily Bryson is an ELT Materials Writer and ESOL Lecturer. She has written digital ELT materials for publishers such as MacMillan and the British Council. Emily has been an ESOL Lecturer at City of Glasgow College since 2007 and in that time has gained experience teaching all levels of ESOL students and developed a wide range of ESOL for Vocational Purposes courses. She has also completed various secondments such as Project Co-ordinator at the ESOL Network Project, ESOL Development Officer at Education Scotland and Peer Education Programme Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council. Emily has spoken at various international conferences, and has published a book on ESOL Resources.