Zoey Exley

Connecting Communication for All

Services Testimonials

Aside from being a carer for Bristol City Council fostering team and organising kids play areas at festivals, my main work interest involves the English language.

I aim to make communication clear for all, through teaching English, training teachers and supporting workplaces to use easily accessible language. Find out more here about the services that I offer.

I have been teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) in Bristol since 2004, after teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) from 2001.

I support other ESOL teachers, both through running training workshops and also through sharing my published materials.

I have a degree in Linguistics, a Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and a Level 5 DTLLS Certificate of Education with subject specialisms in both ESOL and Literacy.

Most importantly, I can share my expertise in an understandable, friendly and focused way.

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ESOL Courses

Creating tailored courses for ESOL learners at all levels.

Word Up

The 'Word Up' project keeps ESOL teachers updated on what vocabulary is current, by surveying key services.

ESOL Training

Training teachers in ESOL provisions.

Frontline Communication Support

Supporting frontline organisations who need to communicate more clearly with those who are not fluent in English.


Zoey's guidance and training on how to effectively communicate with people who speak English as a second language has been really useful to our organisation. We are a community union which does its outreach through doorknocking and stalls. Zoey helped us adapt our door knocking and campaigning scripts to make them much more understandable and accessible to potential new members who do not have English as a first language. She gave a great presentation and session to our door knocking team, who have been able to use her tips and guidance to effectively reach and involve a wider, more diverse group of people in the union and our campaigns as a result.

Anny Cullem, ACORN Bristol.

"Zoey tailored her ESOL workshop to suit the needs and interests of the group. She worked with the participants, drawing out their knowledge and experience, whilst also offering new perspectives and teaching ideas. I particularly appreciated Zoey's focus on making learning relevant and connecting it to the world that our learners are navigating. Zoey's workshop re-energised and inspired our teaching team—thank you!"

Imogen Franklin, Learning Projects Manager, Borderlands

Zoey was very friendly and welcomed discussion. I found it very helpful and I will be using what I learned today daily at work. The videos and audiotrack were particularly interesting. I now feel a lot more confident and will be able to communicate a lot better!

Staff members at Talking Money, Bristol.