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Become part of a 5,000+ community which believes that speaking and listening skills are central to personal fulfilment and cultural understanding

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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’

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For teachers

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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For members

Our network of branches across England and Wales provides opportunities to meet like-minded people, to socialise and to gain new perspectives on the world. Membership helps fund our vital educational work and many members also fundraise or volunteer their time.

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Internationally

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

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START THE DEBATE WITH OUR FREE RESOURCES

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

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DARTMOUTH HOUSE CLOSURE

Please note that due to an external events booking Dartmouth House will be closed to members on Tuesday, 1 October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

7,000+

...the number of young people reached through our UK-based programmes in the last year

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