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Christmas Party

2024 Christmas Party

Join us for a holiday celebration at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 PM

To reserve a seat, send a check to The English Speaking Union, PO Box 27, Rumson NJ 07760. $100 / person includes dinner and drinks.


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2024 Annual Shakespeare Compeition

The Monmouth County Branch Shakespeare Competition will be held at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ on Saturday, March 2nd from 11 am to 1 pm. 

Admission is free, and the event is sure to be uplifting.


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The ESU National Shakespeare Competition Starts Now!

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We are pleased to announce the kick-off of the ESU's National Shakespeare Competition! Schools in our region may enter now, giving students the opportunity to participate in the Monmouth Branch Competition.  The winner of the branch competition will travel to NYC to compete in the national finals at Lincoln Center!  


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40th Anniversary ESU National Shakespeare Competition Winner

Congratulations to the Monmouth Branch's own Claire Liotta, who was a top 10 finalist at the 40th Anniversary ESU National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 24, 2023. Claire, a student of Smita Ganatra of Glen Ridge High School, was one of forty-one semi-finalists who came from all over the country, along with parents, branch coordinators, teachers and supporters for this exciting weekend-long event.


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The English-Speaking Union

Monmouth County NJ Branch

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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.