Oracy

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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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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Speaking out in Stoke-on-Trent

ESB began a special relationship with Stoke of Trent Schools in 2014. The initiative followed an approach by Stoke Education Authority, which was looking at ways of improving oracy in its schools. Since then, our relationship with Stoke Local Education Agency (LEA), teachers and learners has gone from strength to strength. Following the pilot scheme, ESB’s…

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