FAQs

常见问题

Q: How many ESB speech courses and qualifications are there and who can take them?

A: There are 13 grades of ESB (Solo) Speech, 3 levels of Group Speaking, 3 levels of Debating and 4 levels of Interview. ESB speech qualifications are mapped to the statutory requirements for Spoken Language in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the UK National Curriculum. They are normally taken by learners aged between 3 and 18 in the UK. However they are suitable for any age, depending on the learner’s English and academic abilities.

Q: How long does it take to complete a course and pass the assessment?

A: One ESB course normally takes 40 – 60 learning hours. This can be arranged over several months or, if a more intensive approach is preferred, a few weeks.

Q: Why is taking ESB courses and qualifications useful?

A: ESB speech courses and qualifications help learners to increase their confidence in public speaking, articulate ideas and become better communicators, skills which are highly valued by universities. Learners will also develop soft skills such as critical thinking, team-working and leadership. These transferable skills will benefit our learners in their school, university and social lives as well as their future careers.

Q: How can ESB speech qualifications help me with my university preparations?

A: Level 3 qualifications (Grades 6 & 8) attract ‘UCAS tariff points’, especially useful for those wishing to apply for admission to many universities not only in the UK but also elsewhere in the English speaking countries. For instance, an A grade at AS Level attracts 20 UCAS tariff points whilst ESB Grade 8 Distinction attracts 30 UCAS tariff points.

Q: How much does it cost to be assessed by ESB and gain an ESB qualification?

A: It costs between £20 to £100 (CNY 16 to 80) per assessment depending upon the level concerned (less cost for lower levels).

Q: Who will assess the learners? Where will it take place?

A: Learners will be assessed by ESB assessors from the UK and will take place at the ESB Registered Centre where the learners study their ESB course.

Q: How much does it cost to take an ESB course / qualification?

A: This depends upon the Centre where you are studying. Please consult your chosen Centre about fees.

Q: When was ESB established?

A: ESB was established in 1953.

Q: How many learners are assessed by ESB each year?

A: Over 56,000 learners were assessed by ESB in 2017. Most of them were assessed in the UK while some were in Italy and Greece.

Q: Who can deliver ESB courses and qualifications?

A: ESB courses and qualifications are very adaptable and may be delivered in a variety of different situations. They could be extra-curricular activities in or outside of school settings. They could also be part of the general school curriculum offer in English language and literature. However, before offering any ESB courses to your learners, your organisation must first apply to become an ESB Registered Centre.

 

 

 

问: ESB总共有几门演讲课程和资格证书?对报读和参加考试有什么要求?

答:ESB演讲资格证书分为:13个级别(个人)演讲,3个级别集体演讲,3个级别辩论和4个级别面试。ESB演讲资格证书都与英国教育体系三到十八岁相关阶段相衔接。学前课程是根据英国【早年教育基础阶段】(简称EYFS)大纲而设计;中小学大纲是根据【英国国家教育大纲】(National Curriculum)中对口语交流的法定要求而设计。虽然在英国,就读ESB课程和报考ESB的资格证书的通常是3至18岁的学生,其实ESB的课程和资格证书适合任何年龄的学生就读,取决于学生个人的英语和学术水平。

问:学习一个课程要多长时间才能通过考试?

答:一个ESB演讲级别的课程通常需40至60个课时。可以通过几个月来完成,也可以强化性几周内完成。

问:ESB课程和资格证书有什么用?

答:ESB演讲课程和资格证书能帮助学生提高自信地公共演讲的水平,有效的表达想法以及成为优秀的沟通家,这些都是大学非常重视的技能。而且提高学生的“软技能”,例如:批判思维, 合作以及领导能力。这些通用技能是他们在学校和大学生涯以及日后社交和未来事业中不可或缺的重要技能。

问:ESB资格证书对我升大学有直接的帮助吗?

答:顺利获取六级和八级资格证书,学生申请大学时能获【英国大学招生分数换算系统】加分。这不但对申报英国大学有直接的帮助,对申报很多英语国家都非常有利。例如:英国高中考试的AS年级的最高级A级获20分,而ESB八级优秀级获30分。

问:ESB考试费要多少钱?

答:通常是20至100英镑(160至800元),具体考试费视乎级别。(越低级越便宜)

问:谁是考试官?在哪里考试?

答:由ESB从英国派到中国的专业考官在ESB批示的ESB注册中心考核学生。

问:读一级ESB课程要多少钱?

答:具体学费请咨询您计划就读的ESB注册中心。

问:【英语演讲考试委员会】是什么时候创立了?

答:ESB创立于1953年。

问:每年有多少人考ESB的资格证书?

答:2017年有五万六千多位考生考ESB资格证书,大部分在英国考,一部分在意大利和希腊。

问:谁可以开设ESB课程和资格证书?

答:ESB课程和资格证书能根据不同情况有适应性地开课,课程即可以融合到学校的英语教学计划中,也适合在校内或校外以课外课的形式来丰富学生的教育旅程。在开设ESB课程前,贵机构必须是已获ESB注册中心资格。