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One-off or regular donations are vital to our work, helping us ensure that young people everywhere have the oracy skills they need to thrive

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We’re hugely grateful to those who volunteer their time in helping to organise and run ESU programmes and competitions. Find out how you could help

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‘We rely on the generous support of our members, donors and volunteers to ensure we can reach those children who need our help most’

We support young people to build the speaking and listening skills they need to thrive. Our membership brings together a community that values the power of shared language and global friendship.

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Education

We offer rigorous speech and debate programmes, competitions and resources to boost oracy provision in your school, as well as workshops and scholarships to aid your professional development.

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Membership

Our members know the power of a shared language in the modern world. Branches provide local opportunities to socialise and gain new perspectives on the world. Membership funds our vital education work and many members also fundraise or volunteer their time.

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International

There are over 50 international ESUs around the world from Albania to Yemen. All work to promote proficiency in spoken English as a means of cultural exchange and understanding.

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OUR MACE COMPETITION

The ESU Schools Mace is a prestigious debating competition that brings together talented students from various schools to engage in rigorous debates on pressing issues.

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From games to lesson plans, our bank of resources will help you get your class talking

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