About the English-Speaking Union of Malta
The English-Speaking Union (ESU) of Malta aims to strengthen the use of the English language in Malta and Gozo.
It is a branch of the London head-quartered ESU
established in 1918, to promote "international understanding and friendship through the use of the English language." The English Speaking Union is active in over 50 countries.
ESU Malta runs programmes in schools and University as well as providing continuous English education to adults resident in Malta and Gozo in the form of English conversation, writing and public speaking courses with an aim of achieving its objectives.
ESU Malta enables people to participate in various educational opportunities and scholarships:
- A number of academics, including Professor Stanley Wells, Dr Biljana Scott and Professor David Crystal, have visited Malta to deliver a series of talks and workshops on various themes related to the English language.
- Eminent speakers are booked to give public talks on a variety of topics in Malta and Gozo.
- 'English in Action' group conversation and one-to-one courses are running from our office, open to all who are living/working in Malta and Gozo, with the aim of improving the use of spoken English.
- In-house English training courses and workshops are also available to companies/organisations.
- Debating and Public Speaking programmes are running in Maltese schools. A debating society has been established at the University of Malta, with the full support of ESU Malta.
- Another educational programme being run is 'Arm of Support', where volunteers are assisting the regular teaching staff at primary schools in Zabbar and Gzira, with activities and games in English.
- Two annual scholarship places are offered in the UK every August - one on Shakespeare and one on International Relations. The Shakespeare scholarship 'Shakespeare and His Stage' is held at the Globe Theatre in London, for Secondary School teachers of English or Drama. The International Relations scholarship, held at the University of Oxford, is for those aged between 23 and 35, with a first degree or having significant experience in the field of international relations or related fields.
ESU Malta is sustained by its volunteers and funded both by its members as well as through sponsors who support its aims.
>> read more about becoming an ESU Malta volunteer, Member
ESU Malta is an NGO registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisations reference VO/0358.