The Education Secretary addressed the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership conference in London this morning to stress the importance of instilling confidence and character in every child. Hinds declared that he wishes to “call time” on the phrase “public-school confidence”, arguing that such confidence should not be reserved for privately educated children only.…
English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. offers high quality Speech and Language qualifications in the UK and internationally.
Our range of products promotes clear communication at all levels and recognises the potential of all learners.
Who we are
Christabel Burniston, a true pioneer of oracy, founded ESB in 1953. Her vision was for individuals to learn to communicate clearly throughout life. Today, ESB continues to promote confident communication.
What we do
ESB produces relevant, high quality products which promote clear, effective communication in the UK and internationally. Our qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are internationally recognised.
Why you can benefit
ESB takes a learner-focused approach to assessments. Our dedicated team works with teachers and takes care to ensure all learners feel valued throughout their ESB journey. Our assessments promote confidence, recognising and encouraging the potential of all.
Become an ESB centre
Register with us to book ESB assessments at your centre.
Become a registered ESB centre to begin delivering assessments to suit your centre’s needs. Our simple and stress-free process frees up your time to focus on the needs of your centre. To get started, browse our range of products to find a qualification to match your learners’ needs.
ESB is committed to making our new website as user friendly as possible and keeping it up-to-date with great and relevant content. The survey below is your opportunity to tell us how satisfied you are with your experience with the new site and ESB will take all responses very seriously. This survey will only take…
English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. held its annual Young Speakers of the Year Showcase on Saturday, 17th November. Winners travelled from around the country to Liverpool to attend the celebration and receive their awards. Out of 14,000 learners who took ESB Speech assessments in 2017-18, twelve were selected as winners in recognition of their outstanding…
English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. was delighted to showcase one of its Ambassadors on BBC Breakfast television this morning. Hrishi Vankatesh, one of ESB’s newest Ambassadors, spoke about how he has become a confident communicator through his ESB assessments. He also shared his top tips for people who are nervous of speaking in public. He…
Shanghai Concord Bilingual School has announced plans to run ESB assessments as part of its 2018-2019 curriculum. The school is a partner school of Concord College in Shropshire, which has been a supporter of ESB for many years. Shanghai Concord (SCBS) opened in September 2017, within the Huangpu District of Shanghai, a prime location in…
English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is delighted to announce the rebranding of our portfolio of Graded Examinations in Speech qualifications in September 2018. As part of this rebranding project, we will be simplifying the qualification titles of our Graded Examinations in Speech, so that they are more relevant and straightforward for teachers, parents and learners. In particular, we will be removing the ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ labels from our qualification titles.