Welcome to the ESU...

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a membership organization whose mission is carried out locally by the efforts of Branch members.  As an ESU member, you are contributing both financially and personally to programs that enrich the lives of students and educators through a diverse range of local and national programs.  Additionally, members expand their own social network by being invited to cultural and social events, speakers and book author events, regional and national events as well as invitations to international travel opportunities.

Membership Benefits:

  • A membership card
  • Automatic enrollment as both a Branch and National member of the ESU 
  • Invitations to an array of selected free Branch members events (subject to Branch availability) 
  • Special member rates for Branch lectures, receptions, dinners and related activities (subject to Branch custom) 
  • Subscriptions to Branch newsletters, the ESU Annual Report, and the bimonthly national ESU E-Newsletter (email required) 
  • Invitations to participate in ESU co-sponsored educational travel and tours
  • Special privileges at ESU of the Commonwealth Headquarters, Dartmouth House, in London 
  • Member rate for ESU events at Dartmouth House and all ESU Branches throughout the UK 
  • A 25% discount off online purchases from Walkers Shortbread (through December 31, 2015) 
  • A 20% discount off a selection of 33 bestselling editions and up to two exquisite free gifts from the Folio Society 
  • Members access to the Rooftop Herb Garden of the Brunel Museum overlooking the Thames 
  • Invitation to the annual British Societies Summer Garden Party in New York City

Membership Levels

Single Membership          $95    
Couple Membership  $165

Consider Joining as a National Patron

National Patron Membership provides higher level support to programs that enrich the lives of our members, teachers, and thousands of high school and college students nationwide.  National Patrons receive local and national recognition and invitations to exclusive events.  Up to one half of your contribution can be designated to support your branch. 

National Patron Program Description: Download PDF

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Tax Information: The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a 501(c)(3) organization .  Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID: 13-1623995


The English-Speaking Union

Charlotte Branch

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.