• See the details of this year's International Relations Conference at Oriel College, Oxford. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 18th April 2008. Feel free to download the application form and accompanying documents! For more information, please, contact us at: esu (at) esu (dot) cz
  • International Public Speaking Competition

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About us

The English-Speaking Union is an educational charity which was founded on June 28, 1918 on the invitation of an English writer and journalist, Sir Evelyn Wrench. During its long history the ESU has played an important part in fostering cultural links between people of different nationalities. The original ties between Great Britain, the United States of America and Commonwealth countries have, in recent decades, been extended to most countries throughout the world. It is an independent, non-political body, operating with the support of many distinguished public figures. Corporate members support the ESU's activities through sponsorship of individual awards and events.

The mission of the ESU is to promote international understanding and human achievement through the English language.

Central to its purpose is the recognition that the English language offers people of different races and cultures a means of shared communication. English is spoken by over one billion people worldwide and has become the international language of business, travel, and technology. The ESU supports a range of activities that enhances the effective use of English in education, in business, and in daily life.

O nás

English-Speaking Union je prestižní nezisková kulturně-vzdělávací organizace, jejímž hlavním cílem je prohlubování mezinárodního porozumění prostřednictvím anglického jazyka. ESU byla založena ve Velké Británii již roku 1918, jejím současným prezidentem je princ Philip a patronkou britská královna Elizabeth II. Organizace v současnosti působí ve více než 50 zemích světa. ESU organizuje řadu programů - konference, mezinárodní soutěže, vzdělávací programy, studentské výměnné a pracovní pobyty, kulturní aktivity.

V České republice byla ESU založena roku 2001 a její patronkou se stala britská velvyslankyně v ČR, H.E. Linda Duffield.

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