We have released new Centre Handbooks for our Speech, ESOL Skills for Life and centre assessed qualifications. They are available to download on our Policies and Procedures page.

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Easier to use ESB Speech Specifications

ESB has taken steps to improve its Speech Specifications for 2022 in response to listening to new centres and the information they find helpful. The speech specifications which have been refreshed include Pre-entry to Level 3 (Grade 8) assessments. The improvements include: A new page detailing the benefits of improving learners’ oracy skills, the benefits…

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Learning Oracy Speech

We are recruiting for a Trustee/Director

Do you share our passion for empowering all individuals to possess the oracy and English Language skills they need to achieve their aspirations? We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our Board of Trustees/Board of Directors, ensuring the organisation’s good governance and strategic direction. The ideal candidate will have direct experience…

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Learning Oracy SEND Social Mobility

Tributes to Joan Blackham

One of English Speaking Board’s longest-standing assessors Joan Blackham has sadly passed away. Away from ESB, Joan was an experienced character actress working in film, television and theatre alongside household names like John Thaw, Patricia Hodge, Jemma Redgrave and Kenneth Williams. She starred in the original West End production of Calendar Girls and as Eleanor…

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Learning SEND Speech

ESB Launches New Speech Pathways

We are delighted to announce that our ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 4) qualification has been updated and you can start booking today! The qualification now gives more options to explore oracy in the classroom. Learners can develop their oracy skills in a way that suits them, playing to their strengths and interests.…

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Employability Learning Oracy Social Mobility Speech