Oracy

Promoting oracy in China

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School in China 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…

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International Oracy Speech

‘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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Learning Oracy Speech

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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Learning Oracy Social Mobility Speech

Boosting confidence and oracy in Stoke-on-Trent schools

ESB’s work in partnership with Stoke began in 2014, and our relationship since then really has gone from strength to strength – with many of Stoke’s schools now seeing the benefit of ESB’s specialised Oracy assessments, and showing their faith in our proven results, at a time when school funding is at a premium. What…

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Learning Oracy Speech

Celebrating success at our Young Speakers of the Year Showcase

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. held its annual Young Speakers of the Year Showcase on Saturday, 11th November. Winners travelled from around the country to Liverpool to attend the celebration and receive their awards. Out of 15,000 students who took ESB Speech assessments across 2016/17, nine students were selected as winners in recognition for their…

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Oracy Speech