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English Speaking Board wants all learners to possess the oracy and English language skills they need to achieve their aspirations.

By developing speaking and listening skills, we stretch the most able, support the least confident and realise the potential of all by closing the disadvantage gap.

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Important Centre Notice – Refreshed Centre Handbooks

ESB introduces new handbooks for each of its centres – available to download today. Designed to streamline the ESB journey for our centres and to enable them to find information more easily, our master Centre Handbook has been split into three new individual Centre Handbooks. ESOL Skills for Life centres New ESB Handbook for Skills…

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Important Announcements

ESB fully endorses the findings in Speech and Language UK’s new report: 1.7 million young futures

Speech and Language UK’s new report highlights that 1.7 million children are struggling with talking and understanding words in the UK, which is adversely affecting their future personal development and wellbeing. ESB wholeheartedly supports the report’s recommendations and the charity’s call on the Government to take urgent action so that these children can have their…

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Igniting the power of TALK through Oracy Workshops

ESB assessor Lulu Dale led a number of oracy workshops at the WayWord Festival held at Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre, this October half-term. Celebrating the power of words, the WayWord Festival is designed for young people, offering them an exciting and inspiring programme of events and activities to fire up their imagination.  Key speakers at the…

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ESB’s Your Milestone Competition is now open for entries!

ESB is thrilled to launch our ‘Your Milestone’ Competition! What better way to celebrate our own special milestone –70th anniversary in 2023 – than by giving our learners the opportunity to showcase their skills and talent. The competition is open to all Speech and ESOL learners and we encourage them to enter and to get…

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