Communications to centres: Assessment Update following recent England wide National Lockdown announcement

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. offers high quality Speech and Language qualifications in the UK and internationally.

Our range of products promotes clear communication at all levels and recognises the potential of all learners.

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Who we are

Christabel Burniston, a true pioneer of oracy, founded ESB in 1953. Her vision was for individuals to learn to communicate clearly throughout life. Today, ESB continues to promote confident communication.

What we do

ESB produces relevant, high quality products which promote clear, effective communication in the UK and internationally. Our qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are internationally recognised.

Why you can benefit

ESB takes a learner-focused approach to assessments. Our dedicated team works with teachers and takes care to ensure all learners feel valued throughout their ESB journey. Our assessments promote confidence, recognising and encouraging the potential of all.

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Become a registered ESB centre to begin delivering assessments to suit your centres needs. Our simple and stress-free process frees up your time to focus on the needs of your centre. To get started, browse our range of products to find a qualification to match your learners needs.

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I am delighted to have everything completed and that the process enabled the learners to pass. I want to personally thank the team for all their kind advice and support. This has been a very difficult time for everyone, I have a large number of learners to manage, but you made life so much easier for me. The very quick turnaround time for confirmation was fantastic and I look forward to working with you all in the next academic year.

Cathy Brannigan (Centre Manager Disability Services at Belfast Met) was delighted to be the first centre to get their confirmed results from ESB under Ofqual's Extraordinary Regulatory Framework.

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Communications to centres: Assessment Update following recent England wide National Lockdown announcement (Update 1)

ESB International has been successfully carrying out a proportion of its assessments remotely using video conferencing technologies since September. We have been sharing these successful adapted assessment experiences with our centres via our website and social media so that centres could maintain their confidence in working towards and booking assessments, during the continuing uncertain environment.…

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Festive Period Closing Notice

We would like to inform you that the offices of English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. will be closed from 23rd December 2020 – 1st  January 2021 inclusive, for the festive period. We will reopen on Monday 4th January, 2021. Please be assured that all queries will be answered as soon as we return. Thank you…

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Prestigious Award for ‘a true living legend’ – Press recognises ESB Honorary Vice-President and Trustee

Further recognition has come in for ESB’s Honorary Vice-President and Trustee, Merriel Halsall-Williams following her recent award of a Fellowship of the prestigious Girls’ Schools Association. Not only has Merriel received a congratulatory letter from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP, praising her for her outstanding achievements but her work has also…

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Bournemouth Collegiate School sails through on-line assessments!

Continuing to successfully engage our learners through online assessments, we are pleased to report that 60 learners from Bournemouth Collegiate School, Dorset, recently undertook their ESB Level 1 Award in Speech (Grade 3). ESB’s adapted online assessments give the closest experience to learners’ usual face to face assessments. By welcoming the ‘new norm’ and adopting…

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