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In Memory of Jocelyn Bell, ESB’s Honorary President

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of ESB International’s co-founder and Honorary President, Jocelyn Bell. Jocelyn was involved with English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. (ESB) from its inception and remained involved with the organisation, its philosophy and practices, almost up to the time of her passing. ESB International was formed…

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ESB Learners get into the Christmas Spirit!

Students at Belfast Metropolitan College have been spreading Christmas Cheer. As part of the Enterprise and Lifestyle Programme, learners have been making rice-filled sock snowmen and cooking tasty Irish Whiskey marmalade which sold like hot cakes for charity! The Centre for Supported Learning students complete ESB’s Entry Level Award in Developing Oral Interview Skills (Entry…

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Plymouth’s Got Talent!

Plymouth’s Got Talent! And that’s official! One of ESB’s fastest growing centres – Articulacy – is branching out! Based in the southwest of England, Articulacy operates in and around Plymouth and its aims closely match those of ESB’s of promoting excellent oracy skills for all. Articulacy’s mission is to inspire all people regardless of age…

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Celebrating Success! 2019 Young Speakers of the Year

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. held its annual Young Speakers of the Year Showcase on Saturday, 16th November. Winners travelled from around the country to Liverpool to attend the celebration and receive their awards at the ‘home of champions’ Aintree Racecourse. Out of 12,000 learners who took ESB Speech assessments in 2018-19, 10 were selected…

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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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ESB Learners Celebrate Success

New City College in East London recently held its annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony in recognition of the success of its high achieving students. From the 30 awards given out on the evening, two English Speaking Board (International) students were presented with awards. Ibrahim Kintu was awarded Young ESOL Student of the Year and Cristian…

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