Oracy

Raising the ‘Baa’ in Omagh

Nathan Wilson brought a fantastic visual aid into Omagh High School for his ESB assessment – an adorable young lamb. For his Level 1 Award in Speech, Nathan gave a lively presentation on ‘Sheep Farming’ before going onto recite William Blake’s ‘The Lamb’ from memory. His ESB Assessor, Ian Patterson was taken by surprise when…

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Learning Oracy Speech

Royal recognition for Merriel Halsall-Williams’ Cranmer Awards

ESB Trustee and Vice President, Merriel Halsall-Williams brushed shoulders with royalty when the Prince of Wales visited Lambeth Palace to present the Prayer Book Society’s Cranmer Awards. Merriel founded the annual competition for the Prayer Book Society in 1989 to introduce young people to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and to experience the magnitude…

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Oracy Speech

Czech learners find their voice in first ESB assessment

English Speaking Board (International)’s centres come in all shapes and sizes, from all over the world, but it’s not often we find ESB assessments taking place underneath a castle. Park Lane International School in Prague is unique as it stands tucked away beneath the walls of the city’s breathtaking castle, close to the historic Old…

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International Oracy Speech

ESB is launching a new Speech pathways qualification

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. has improved the single unit ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 4) to give teachers and learners more options and flexibility to explore oracy in the classroom. Adding new pathway options will provide teachers with more options and the flexibility to explore oracy in the classroom in different contexts…

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Employability Learning Oracy Speech

Inspiring talent in North West youngsters

ESB and RECLAIM, a youth leadership and social change organisation set up in Moss Side, Manchester in 2007 began working together in 2018. The partnership was initiated to support young people in the North West by developing their skills and fulfilling their potential as they progress into adulthood. ESB witnessed first-hand the work of RECLAIM…

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Employability Oracy Social Mobility Speech

“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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Employability Learning Oracy Social Mobility Speech