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Reaching learners facing disadvantage

English Speaking Board witnesses first-hand the immeasurable impact that its assessments continue to have on learners at a recent ESB virtual Presentation Event. As part of its 70/70 Campaign, ESB has enabled sixth form learners at Smethwick’s Holly Lodge School in the Midlands to access its Level 3 Certificate in Speech (Grade 8) speech assessments,…

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Reaching learners facing disadvantage

English Speaking Board (International) celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2023! To honour this special milestone, we are launching a significant outreach campaign that will make access to our suite of speech and language qualifications more available to groups and organisations which are seeking to close the disadvantage gap. We hope to support organisations where their…

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ESB Learners celebrate success!

ESB learners’ achievements were honoured at a recent Awards ceremony! New City College in East London held its annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony in recognition of the success of its high achieving students. Five awe-inspiring learners were each presented with awards, including Adult ESOL Student of the Year, Young ESOL Student of the Year and…

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Happy National Poetry Day

It’s National Poetry Day and what better way to celebrate than looking back at some of our wonderful learners’ renditions. Poetry is one key component in many of our Graded Examinations in Speech assessments for learners in Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 5. Encouraging learners to enjoy this use of creative language helps…

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