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Teacher presenting Oracy in Action to his class

Get your pupils talking with Oracy in Action

Oracy in Action is a unique new programme consisting of three modules (available individually or as a package) which provides primary schools with a fully sequenced oracy curriculum.

Thomas Kirkham

As a former volunteer himself, Thomas, our Senior Branches and Volunteering Officer, knows what makes volunteers tick

Team shot of primary school children (three girls and a boy) smiling with linked shoulders

The positive outcomes of embedding oracy into the primary setting

Ellen Punter, teacher, lecturer and Acting Chair of the Ouse Valley Branch of the English Speaking Union, reflects on the importance of oracy

London Branch Chair’s annual report for 2022

ESU London Branch Chair Sarah Hawkins gives her yearly review

A South Wales Christmas

South Wales branch enjoyed a Christmas celebration at Howell’s School, Llandaff

Perse peaks!

Ioanna MacKenna of the Perse School, Cambridge, is the winner of the ESU’s annual Sixth Form Public Speaking Competition

Busking beyond borders with Ouse Valley

Read more about David Fisher’s talk for Ouse Valley

International students triumph in English

ESU Colchester collaborated with International Language Centres, Colchester, to hold a public speaking competition in English for its international students

An Official portrait of Lord Patten of Barnes crop

Chris Patten addresses Lincolnshire branch

Lincolnshire Branch members enjoyed an insightful talk from Lord Patten of Barnes, former Governor of Hong Kong

Tina Cook KC

Barrister Tina has been a member since 1983, when she spent a happy six months in the US on an ESU exchange programme

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