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.

By becoming a member of the English-Speaking Union Desert Branch you will enjoy a multitude of activities.

You will make new friends and enjoy the camaraderie of the English Speaking Union.

Take advantage of the many functions, lectures, theater and travel opportunities that the English Speaking Union has to offer.

Our members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds. For some of our members English is not their native language.  Everybody is welcome and what a way to improve your English with friends to help you!

When in New York, visit the ESU Headquarters, have a friendly chat with the staff, and enjoy the library.

In London visit the historical Dartmouth House, the ESU International Headquarters, have tea or lunch or simply enjoy the library on a rainy afternoon.

When traveling in the US or abroad take your ESU membership card with you. You will always be welcome at any ESU function.

Membership dues are as follows:

Single $50
Couple $100

Additional Contributions

You can help the Desert Branch execute our mission locally by donating to the General Branch Fund The funds provide for educational and cultural opportunities for local teachers and students.

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

Desert (Palm Springs) Branch

Desert (Palm Springs) Branch Landmark Photo

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.