New Academic Year Welcome! A Message from our Chief Executive

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ESB endorses the National Literacy Trust’s Initiative – ‘Words for Life’

ESB wholeheartedly supports this initiative and congratulates all involved. Our 12,000 learners who annually achieve an ESB speech qualification are asked to select a favourite book and prepare an excerpt to read, as part of their assessment as demonstrated below.   Books open up new worlds, experiences and perspectives, as well as develop our vocabulary.  As we…

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New Academic Year Welcome!

A Message from our Chief Executive, Tina Renshaw I would like to welcome all our centres back to a new academic year. I know that this year will continue with challenges and I wanted to let you know that we are open for business, including taking new bookings and supporting you with any queries you might…

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EAL ESOL Skills for Life Language Oracy SEND Speech

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

From ClassROOM to ClassZOOM!

Embracing the change from pre-Covid assessment to online assessment did not phase the ESB learners at Elms Studio! In fact, they positively shone in their assessments! Taking advantage of ESB’s Adapted Assessment, allowing learners to be assessed using online conferencing software, the learners at Elms Studio wowed their assessor and they all achieved excellent results.…

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Oracy Speech