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Funding Information

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently carried out an exercise to streamline the number of qualifications available for government funding.  This is to confirm that, from 1st August 2022, the following English Speaking Board (International) Ltd (ESB International) qualifications will no longer be available for government funding: ESB Entry Level Award in Introducing Oral…

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ESOL Skills for Life SEND Speech

Catching up with learners and staff at one of ESB’s valued ESOL Centres!

Staff at ESB’s Head Office enjoyed meeting with learners on a recent visit to one of its valued ESOL Skills for Life centres in London – the Blackfriars Settlement. Cassie Anderson, ESB’s Communications Officer and Liam Morton, ESB’s Digital Content and Learning Resources Officer went along to the centre to see first-hand learners in action!…

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The importance of talk! The link between Oracy and Mental Health

ESB celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week! To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, ESB is reflecting on the importance of individuals possessing key oracy skills in order for them to express themselves, their thoughts and their emotions, clearly. Says ESB’s Product Development Manager, Anthea Wilson, “Here at ESB, we recognise that a focus on speaking and…

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