Who are English Speaking Board (International) Ltd?
English Speaking Board (International) Ltd (ESB) is a British national awarding organisation offering qualifications focused on communication skills at school, in college and throughout life. ESB qualifications are recognised by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Scottish Qualifications Authority, Qualifications Wales and CCEA (Northern Ireland).
In 1953 Christabel Burniston founded English Speaking Board. She was a pioneer of a new approach to developing speaking and listening skills. ESB’s mission is to promote clear, effective communication at all level by providing high-quality assessments, training and services in the UK and around the world, recognising and encouraging the potential of all.
ESB qualifications are mapped to the requirement of Spoken English in the British national curriculum. ESB speech qualifications have 13 levels of (solo) Speech, 3 levels of Group Speaking, 3 levels of Debating and 4 levels of Interview. They are suitable for any age with adequate English/academic abilities for each level required.
Who are English Speaking Board in China?
English Speaking Board in China is operated exclusively by The Culture Bridge CIC (TCB).
TCB is an educational management social enterprise company based in Cambridge, UK. TCB’s mission is to build trust, enable collaboration and optimise benefits for the education and cultural sectors in China and the UK.
TCB is the exclusive operator of ESB qualifications in China and Macao SAR. The exclusive licence covers the following four areas: 1) establishing and approving ESB Registered Centres; 2) teaching and learning quality assurance; 3) assessment administration; 4) organising/administering participation in China and the UK ESB Speaker of the Year events.
ESB in China inspects and awards ESB Registered Centre status in China. ESB Registered Centres may choose to use the course design, teaching materials and resources specially developed by ESB in China.
ESB qualifications assessment is managed by ESB in China. External ESB assessors conduct assessments in China and certificates are issued by ESB. The booking and management of assessments are carried out on the www.esbinchina.org online platform.
All teachers responsible for the delivery of courses leading to ESB qualifications are required to be qualified to do so: training can be provided as required. The training for delivery of courses leading to assessments for ESB qualifications is conducted by specialists, taking two to three days.
All teachers and learners following ESB in China courses have their own log in accounts on www.esbinchina.org for access to resources.
ESB’s Speaker of the Year Event in China is organised by ESB in China.
Contact us to find out more about becoming an ESB Registered Centre in China.
If you want to improve your English communication skills through public speaking or debating ESB in China courses are for you!
ESB in China courses are designed to promote clear, effective, confident oral communication and interactive responses with assessment criteria established by the ESB. You are encouraged to increase your confidence at each stage of your development as listeners, speakers and communicators in a supportive group. You will develop soft skills such as critical thinking skills, team work and leadership. These transferable skills will benefit you in your school, university, social life and future career.
Courses developed by ESB in China are built upon the foundations of CARE, being: Customised, Adaptable, Relevant, and Engaging. You will have a log in account on www.esbinchina.org for access to resources. A customised software package is integrated into the course design to enhance the ESB Chinese learners’ learning experience. The software is interactive, engaging and responsive to individual learning needs. Please check with your local Centre(s) to find out if they are using ESB in China courses.
You will be awarded ESB qualifications upon successful assessment at the end of each course. Contact us to find out where you can study to gain ESB qualifications.
ESB中国设计的演讲课程以CARE关怀为核心：特制Customised、适应Adaptable、紧密相关 Relevant、有趣Engaging。你可以通过www.esbinchina.org 的个人账户下载教学资源。为我们的课程特制的、一套有趣的在线学习工具，均按照学生个人情况制定，这将大大提高学生的学习兴趣。请咨询你本地的中心是否采用ESB中国课程体系。