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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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Learning Oracy Speech

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

We’re upgrading our Speech qualifications

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is delighted to announce the rebranding of our portfolio of Graded Examinations in Speech qualifications in September 2018. As part of this rebranding project, we will be simplifying the qualification titles of our Graded Examinations in Speech, so that they are more relevant and straightforward for teachers, parents and learners. In particular, we will be removing the ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ labels from our qualification titles.

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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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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