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Tell us your ESU story!

We want to hear from you! Whether you are a student, alumni, volunteer, patron, member, or otherwise, we want to hear about your most memorable moments with the ESU. In honor of our centennial year we're creating a virtual time capsule - a website which stitches our individual stories together to form a centennial snapshot of The English-Speaking Union's impactful legacy.

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English in Action Registration Session

Are you looking to build fluency and confidence in English? Our English in Action program will match you with your own native speaker. We continue to accept new students on a rolling basis, so register for our upcoming info session. Students must be 18 years or older to participate in the program. Students must also speak English at an intermediate level or higher. Course fees apply.

 

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ESU Logo Awarded in 2020 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards

For their work redesigning the English-Speaking Union's logo and brand, graphic design firm Odgis + Co has won the 2020 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award. The award was presented to only 700 projects from more than 10,000 entries across all design fields.

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ESU Happy Hour Series

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Wednesday, February 24th from 6:00-7:30 PM (EST)
An Interview about Franklin and Washington

The Founding Partnership
Edward Larson and Gordon Edes

This ESU Happy Hour program is being co-sponsored by The ESU Boston Branch, The Athenaeum of Boston and American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Join moderator and journalist Mr. Gordon Edes for an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson on his dual biography Franklin & Washington - The Founding Partnership. Two of our most notable founding fathers shared a partnership that was key to the independence of the United States. 

Edward Larson is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History and numerous other awards for writing and teaching, Larson is the author or co-author of fourteen books and over one hundred published articles. Gordon Edes served five years as the Boston Red Sox historian and strategic communications adviser after a much-decorated career as a sports journalist (Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, National Sports Daily, ESPN). 

 

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George Pratt selected as 2021-2022 Luard Morse Scholar

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is pleased to announce Mr. George Pratt has been selected as this year's Luard Morse Scholarship recipient. George Pratt of Jacksonville, FL is a sophomore at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he is pursuing a degree in Religion and History. This prestigious scholarship offers George up to $25,000 towards a semester of study at a British university during his junior year.

"The English-Speaking Union of the United States remains committed, even in the midst of a global pandemic, to academic excellence and to international understanding as demonstrated by its Luard Morse Scholarship.  This year's Luard Morse scholar, George Pratt, exemplifies the very best of American undergraduate college students and will benefit greatly by spending part of his junior year studying in the United Kingdom. We are excited and proud to support his educational endeavors" stated Darrell Hill, chair of the ESU Luard Morse Scholarship Committee.

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