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Giving youngsters a platform with Speakers Trust

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. and Speakers Trust today announced a partnership 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 their new partnership, ESB will create a qualification to support Speakers Trust public speaking courses, which will be…

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Celebrating success! Young Speaker of the Year 2016

English Speaking Board International) Ltd. held its second Young Speaker of the Year awards on Saturday November 12. Winners travelled to The Old Palace in Worcester to attend the celebration and receive their prizes. The five winners were selected from 14,000 youngsters who took ESB speech examinations in 2015/16. The 2016 winners of English Speaking…

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ESB announces partnership with The Noisy Classroom

ESB is proud to announce its partnership with The Noisy Classroom, a website and training organisation dedicated to supporting speaking and listening across the curriculum. The director, Debbie Newman, is a qualified English teacher, a former President of the Cambridge Union Society, a world champion debate coach and a former assessor for the English Speaking Board.…

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Bolton benefits from English Speaking Board’s teacher-training

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. ran a teacher-training session for primary and secondary school teachers from Bolton and the surrounding region at Bolton School on Wednesday 3rd February. This event was designed to give teachers an insight into the way that ESB’s qualifications are mapped to the National Curriculum and demonstrate how they give students…

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English Speaking Board pioneers new Debating qualification

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. has produced the first ever accredited qualification in debating. Awards in Debating are aimed at 10 to 18-year-olds and are designed to give youngsters an opportunity to improve their debating skills and endorse their talent for public speaking. Alison Coates, ESB’s Speech Business Development Advisor, who developed the suite of…

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