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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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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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ESU Chairman's Message

Dear Colleagues, Members & Friends of the English-Speaking Union,

I decided to delay my New Year's message to The English-Speaking Union of The United States for a number of reasons.  With the plethora of wishes and communications that flood our computers and mailboxes at the end of the year, I thought I would give you all a break, and pen something further into January, when things were quieter and more settled.  So today, on the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, I thought to send out a message.

On our entry into 2021 we find ourselves and our nation gripped in the uncertainty of a pandemic, which has not gone away, and which, by all accounts, will be with us for at least another year, in one form or another.   We are racing towards confronting half a million of our fellow citizens lost as a consequence.  I know that many ESU members have been deeply and personally impacted by this awful disease, and my heart goes out to each and every one.  We mourn many things in life, but the untimely passing of so many good and loved people is a hard cross to bear.

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