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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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ESB in action: students from Belfast raise money for Romania

Students from Belfast Met have raised £150 for a church-based enterprise as part of their ESB Entry Level Award ‘Developing Independent Communication Skills’. The group auctioned a Valentine’s Day hamper to raise much needed funds for the initiative which carries out valuable work in Romania. Course Administrator, Linda Clarke has close involvement with the charity and…

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In the spotlight: Brushstrokes Community Project

Hundreds of schools, colleges, training centres, universities and prisons deliver ESB qualifications throughout the year. We want to highlight the incredible work our centres do by putting them ‘In the Spotlight’ on our website. The centre we are going to feature this month is the Brushstrokes Community project in Smethwick. Jane Alsop, Brushstrokes ESOL Coordinator…

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Inspiring confidence in employability at Belfast Metropolitan College

English Speaking Board (ESB) launched an Entry Level 1 qualification in employability last academic year. Inspiring Confidence in Employability is aimed at learners with learning or physical difficulties and designed to give them skills for entry into employment. Craig Bennett, Deputy Head Teacher at Calthorpe Academy, who developed and piloted the qualification for ESB said:…

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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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