The English Speaking Board
is a national awarding organisation offering qualifications focused on communication skills, at school, in college and throughout life. We concentrate on Speaking and Listening assessment, using visiting external examiners trained to ESB methods and standards, in all kinds of learning environments, for all age groups and abilities.
ESB qualifications help you measure the progress you are making, whether teaching or learning, native English speaking or English for Speakers of Other Languages. We also offer training for tutors or individuals through our Training Enterprises, for professional or personal development. Whether ESOL or Schools, Adult Learners or Special Needs, ESB has the qualifications for you.
As a charitable and international organisation, ESB assesses extensively in Great Britain and throughout the world. ESB is recognised by Ofqual and most of its qualifications in the UK are eligible for funding under the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
Registered in England Company No. 01269980 Registered as a Charity No. 272565
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ESB E3/B1 ESOL Speaking and listening test is recognised by OFQUAL and may be used for Citizenship applications. Notes to support the assessment are available under ESOL related Downloads
ESB’s 60th Celebration at Moreton Hall SchoolOur 60th Anniversary celebration at Moreton Hall School was a resounding success. Click here to find out more.
ESB Celebrates 60 YearsWe hosted an event at Sir William Burrough Primary School in October to celebrate our Diamond Anniversary. Click here to find out more.
Funding and NATSPEC Colleges and SchoolsESB is pleased to announce that funding is available for all NATSPEC colleges who receive funding from EFA (Education Funding Agency. This includes the complete suite of 21 qualifications in the ESB Entry Level Foundation syllabus. Funding is also available under Section 96 of the Department of Education for all schools, academies and colleges for candidates below 19 years of age.
ESB and UCLAN: Strong partnershipESB is delighted to announce that the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) has been successful in the tender for ESOL work in Greece from this December 2013.
ESB promotes and assesses Spoken English in a wide range of educational centres:
Junior and Senior Schools, Further and Higher Educational Colleges, Universities,
Prisons, Adult Learning centres and in the training sectors of industry and business.