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Learning

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

Raising the ‘Baa’ in Omagh

Nathan Wilson brought a fantastic visual aid into Omagh High School for his ESB assessment – an adorable young lamb. For his Level 1 Award in Speech, Nathan gave a lively presentation on ‘Sheep Farming’ before going onto recite William Blake’s ‘The Lamb’ from memory. His ESB Assessor, Ian Patterson was taken by surprise when…

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Learning Oracy Speech

ESB is launching a new Speech pathways qualification

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. has improved the single unit ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 4) to give teachers and learners more options and flexibility to explore oracy in the classroom. Adding new pathway options will provide teachers with more options and the flexibility to explore oracy in the classroom in different contexts…

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Employability Learning Oracy Speech