Learning

“Character and resilience” as important as GCSEs for young people says Damian Hinds

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.…

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Celebrating success! 2018 Young Speakers of the Year

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…

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Meet our friends ESBinItaly

ESBinItaly is an important part of ESB’s ESOL International portfolio. ESB works with ESBinItaly, an organisation operating across Italy in more than 150 centres. Founded in 1973 and based in the historic city of Naples in southern Italy, the organisation is popular with Italian centres as it offers an on-demand service of ESB ESOL International assessments…

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Speaker's Trust

Unlocking learners’ potential with Speakers Trust

Our partnership with Speakers Trust was initiated in 2017 based on their shared aims of raising a learner’s confidence and unlocking their potential by developing and enhancing their oral communications skills. As part of this partnership, material from a number of Speakers Trust programs with young people are endorsed by ESB. In addition, ESB Chief…

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‘Speaking up for speaking’: ESB in Parliament

Tina Renshaw (Chief Executive), Alison Coates (Business Development Adviser), Pippa Quarrell (Chair), Richard Ellis (Honorary Treasurer) and Lulu Dale (Senior Examiner) were proud to participate in Emma Hardy MP’s event, ‘Speaking Up For Speaking’ alongside Anthony David (Excecutive Head), Julia Ward (Articulacy) and other leaders in communication, to celebrate the value of oracy and its…

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