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11/17/2015


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

The IPSC 2016 Finals in London will take place between Monday 9 and Friday 13 May 2016.

THE THEME FOR THIS YEARS’ IPSC (NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL FINAL) IS:

“Integrity has no need of rules”.

IPSC Handbook 2016.pdf





08/31/2015
ESU Argentina
The English Speaking Union - Argentina



WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAMME 2015

WINNER MS Paula Castellote de Pagliaricci
ST. CATHERINE´S MOORLANDS - TORTUGUITAS


Mrs. Jeannette Carcasson
Headmistress
St. Catherine's Moorlands Tortuguitas
Dear Jeannett
e,

It is an honor to let you know that Paula Castellote de Pagliaricci teacher at St. Catherine's Moorlands - Tortuguitas has won the WHPP scholarship for January 2016. The interview with Paula was very positive and we are sure she is going to be an excellent ambassador for ESU-Argentina, St. Catherine's Moorlands Tortuguitas and our country. We believe it is important that teachers that are responsible for educating our future leaders get the chance to see how things are done in others countries.

Congratulations,
Best regards,

Malcolm Rodman
ESU Chairman

www.esu.org.ar

English Speaking Union Walter Hines Page Program Aplication Ms. Paula Castellote.doc

07/03/2015
ESU Argentina
The English Speaking Union – Argentina
THE WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAM
ARGENTINA-USA JANUARY 2016 -USA

Dear Head Teacher,

As you are hopefully aware, each year the English Speaking Union of Argentina is invited by its counterpart in the United States to select a Walter Hines Page Scholar to visit educational establishments in their country.

We are pleased to announce that this year's visit will be for a two week period during the last days of January 2016. The scholarship is open to any Argentine teacher who has a position of responsibility at the Head of Department level or above at an ESU Argentina Member School, or who is, himself/herself an individual ESU Member. The applicant must be able to communicate in English. The US ESU branch will offer hospitality and arrange for the professional visits for the successful applicant, who will be responsible for international and US domestic air or surface travel. For further information and reports from previous scholars, please visit www.esu.org.ar. (WHPP-TEACHERS EXCHANGE).

Any interested teacher (REPEAT APPL ARE ACCEPTABLE) must send a written application and the names and addresses of two referees, one must be their present Head Teacher.

Deadline for applications is Friday 24th 2015 at 16 hs. Send to Ms. Sofía Rodman
englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com


Interviews will take place August 27th.

Yours sincerely,


Malcolm Rodman
ESU Chairman

www.esu.org.ar

Program Invitation Letter 2015.doc
Program Aplication Template.doc

07/03/2015
ESU Argentina
Secondary School Exchange 2015

Program Just a few lines to welcome Bradley Truel who has arrived this weekend from the US on the 2015 Secondary School Exchange. He will be staying at St. Hilda's College in Hurlingham where we are sure he will be very well received.
I think that if students that have been through this experience in the US or other ESU scholars could contact Bradley and invite him and make him welcome we would be following our ESU motto of "Creating global understanding through English" and showing off our "Buena Onda Criolla".

Mid Term Report

I am happy to say that I have the privilege of attending St. Hilda's College in Hurlingham, Argentina. This abroad experience is unlike any other I have had, and I would like to thank everyone in the ESU organization for making this possible for me. The chemistry at St. Hilda's is new for me; I have never attending a bilingual school. However, I have noticed that I am able to bring some American culture while learning so much from my new Argentine friends. Additionally, I am very grateful that my host family has been so welcoming for me and taking such great care of me over the course of my month and half with them. Although I am only halfway through my time here in Buenos Aires, I have experienced many things that are unique to this culture. From the famous Argentine asado to seeing the widest avenue in the world, I have looked at this country through the lens of a native. Even being a "gringo," I have enjoyed the complete Spanish immersion that comes with this experience and it is something you cannot learn in a classroom. With the first month of my stay being so action packed, I can only imagine what the next month and half will be!






05/28/2015

Dear ESU amazing group of people!!!

I am forwarding my final report, eternally thankful for the wonderful opportunity I was given to live this memorable experience!

I am sorry I could not complete my report earlier, but a fortnight after my arrival my father, 85, rolled 14 flights down the stairs and has been in hospital since then. My time has been very limited and I did not want to write a report which did not totally reflect what an incredible trip mine was!

We feel blessed as a family that wants to be by his side as much as we can, encouraging him to hold strong and believe he will be back home sometime in the next months. He is slowly recovering the movement of his arms and hands and is working very hard at the rehabilitation clinic, hoping to gain some movement in his legs too.

I do not have everybody's emails, so please feel free to forward my report to all those who so lovingly opened the doors to their homes and made me feel part of their families!

I hug you all warmly, hoping to see you or to be in regular contact with you all as soon as things quieten a little further here.

Forever thankful to the ESU and God!
Ceci

2015 Walter Hines Page scholar final report.docx

05/28/2015
ESU Argentina


International Public Speaking Competition 2015


This article was published on Monday 18 May 2015

The IPSC, now in its 35th year, is the largest public speaking competition in the world. Run by our very own Speech & Debate team here at Dartmouth House, the IPSC involves 40,000 students in over 50 countries.

This year the competition took place between 11th and 15th of May, with 50 international delegates arriving in London from all corners of the globe.


Throughout the week students participated in a range of activities centred on both communication and cultural exchange. Activities included visiting and participating in workshops at Shakespeare's Globe, seeing a musical in London’s West End, and working with some of the ESU's most experienced Speech and Debate Mentors.
Participants engaged in two days of competition, with the heats and semi-finals taking place at Dartmouth House, followed by the Final at the Headquarters of HSBC in Canary Wharf. The six participants to reach the final were;
Yannish Dyall (Mauritius)
Pierre-Louis Hance (Belgium)
Inés Novais (Portugal)
Alma Ágútsdóttir (Iceland)
Shuning Fu (China)
Khaleel Rajwani (Netherlands)

For the Grand Final the participants gave speeches that returned to the theme that had been given for the National Competitions some months in advance:
'To Be Ignorant of the Past is to Remain a Chil'. The adjudication panel, led by Rosie Millard (former BBC Arts Correspondent, journalist for The Times, The Independent, and New Statesman, Chair Hull City Culture), who was joined by Leela Koenig (Head of Speech and Debate at the ESU), and Judy Foote (HSBC Community Investment Programmes), had a tough decision between the six speakers. The results reached were; Winner: Alma Ágútsdóttir,'It's Ignorance It Is't Bliss' (Iceland) Runner Up: Khaleel Rajwani, 'Outgrowing Our Traditions' (Netherlands) Audience Choice Award: Pierre-Louis Hance, 'The Great Alliance' (Belgium) The ESU would like to congratulate the winners, finalists and all participants for their performances throughout the week. We would also like to thank HSBC for their support of the IPSC in the past year. Finally, we would like to thank all those involved in the national competitions that feed into the IPSC and ensure that all of the Finals participants were able to join us in London.


02/23/2015
ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION-ARGENTINA

WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAMME 2015
WINNER MS CECILIA HUNTER
ST. ANDREW'S SCOTS SCHOOL


For six fabulous days, the Denver Branch hosted Page Scholar Cecilia Hunter, a teacher from Argentina visiting several ESU Branches. Ceci teaches Mathematics in Primary School and ESL to adults in a suburb of Buenos Aires.
She visited Math classes at Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmont (thank you Vanessa Acevedo!) and Stanley British Primary School (thank you Margaret Duke!), as well as Spanish classes at East High School (thank you Mary Connelly!). We entertained Ceci at a Robert Burns Supper, a Super Bowl party, and a wine and cheese social for new ESU Denver Branch members. Thank you to Basil Carpenter for driving Ceci around Denver; to Polly Cox for hosting the social and taking Ceci to church on Sunday; and to Mary Connelly and David Wurtzebach, for opening their home to Ceci for five nights. Her stops after Denver include the Nashville, Richmond and Lexington Branches. We send our best wishes with Ceci as she shares teaching experiences in more schools and charms more cities with her sparkling personality!



08/10/2014
ESU Argentina


En agosto abre la inscripción a las becas Chevening para estudiar en el Reino Unido


Financian estudios de posgrado en universidades británicas junto con los gastos de estadía, pasajes y seguro médico Los interesados podrán anotarse a través de www.chevening.org

BUENOS AIRES, 2014.–
El 1 de agosto abrirá la inscripción a las Becas Chevening, el programa de la cancillería británica dirigido a jóvenes líderes, que financia estudios de posgrado en el Reino Unido. Los interesados, que deben ser graduados universitarios, podrán acceder a los requisitos y formularios en www.chevening.org a partir de esa fecha y tendrán tiempo hasta el 15 de noviembre para postularse. Las becas Chevening cubren los costos de pasaje, gastos de manutención, cobertura médica y matrícula universitaria en cualquier institución del Reino Unido.
Actualmente, están presentes en 118 países y la red de ex becarios cuenta con 42.000 miembros. En el país, el programa funciona desde 1990 y entre sus graduados figuran gobernadores, ministros provinciales, diputados, periodistas, ejecutivos y directores de ONGs. Dentro de la red mundial de becarios Chevening, Argentina está representada con el grupo Chevening Alumni Argentina, que organiza actividades y eventos con el apoyo de la Embajada Británica.


03/11/2014





12/19/2013


The Executive Committee of the English - Speaking Union Argentina wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Malcolm Rodman Chair ESU-Argentina

www.esu.org.ar


12/03/2013

¡Feria de navidad
en la Embajada Británica
el 7 de Diciembre!

El sábado 7 de diciembre de 11 a 19hs se realizará la tradicional Feria de Navidad en los jardines de la Embajada Británica. El evento es abierto al público y la entrada es a beneficio de la ABCC (Argentine British Community Council).




09/22/2013






PHOTOS

   
     
09/22/2013

09/16/2013

ESU Argentina wishes to congratulate St. Andrew's Scots School on its 175th anniversary and looks forward to continue working together for many more years.


11/18/2013



Damian Wachowicz, an ESU scholar from St. George's College North has swam across the English Channel

An Argentine swims the English Channel in support of a good cause.


08/16/2013

The ESU is pleased to be participating
in English Week 23-27 September.

Program

06/10/2013


Argentinean Ambassador welcomes Cambridge English



As part of our on-going anniversary celebrations, we hosted a reception at the residence of John Freeman – the British Ambassador to Argentina on 21 May. Mike Milanovic welcomed the guests and explained how we'd been offering Cambridge English exams in Argentina since 1937. Guests included representatives from universities, publishers and language schools. Speaking at the event Ambassador John Freeman commented on the UK's reputation for excellence in education.


MORE PHOTOS


09/22/2013







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08/29/2011
ESU Argentina

The English-Speaking Union Argentina

Mr. Malcolm J. Rodman , ESU Argentina Chairman, visit ESU Headquarters DH

Mr. Malcolm Rodman visited the ESU Headquarters DH to meet with the new Director General Mr. Peter Kyle. It was a very good meeting and many topics were discussed. Mr. Kyle was previously at the Globe Theatre so had met some of our teachers that had been in the last few years. He was very impressed with the way ESU Argentina was involved in most of the ESU London programmes. We hope to keep the close ties we have always had and Mr. Kyle promised to look into the Houses of Parliament program and the Farming exchange with Argentina.

The next day August the 4th he met with Valerie Mitchell and Dame Mary Richardson who is the new Chairlady of ESU GB. Also a very good meeting with goodwill and happy memories of ESU Argentina. We will be meeting again in Philadelphia to continue exploring new possibilities between ESU GB and ESU Argentina.

Mr. Rodman visited ESU Scotland where he met with Suzanne Ensome. Miss Ensome said that their main source of income was teaching English to foreign students. www.esuscotland.org.uk is their web-page.They also organize a writing competition sponsored by the National Gallery of Scotland in which each competitor must write about a painting at the gallery. These of course are all on the internet. Students submit their essays through internet and the best of each category are published in a book by the Gallery.

 



04/01/2011

The Philadelphia Branch
of The English-Speaking Union of the United States
invites ALL MEMBERS to the 2011 ESU Annual Conference

ALL ESU MEMBERS:
The English-Speaking Union of the United States
2011 Annual Conference
TAKING LIBERTY WITH LANGUAGE
October 6-9, 2011
Philadelphia, PA


08/30/2011
ESU Argentina

Colegio "Las Cumbres"
Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary


19/02/2010

Patricia S. Schroeder - Elected Chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States.

The other night we invited Patricia S. Schroeder -  Elected Chairman of the English Specking Union –USA- out to dinner with Malcom Rodman - Chairman ESU Arg – and Eric Campbell –
She is an enchanting person and came to dinner with her husband and three other friends who were travelling with her. Of course, we took them to a Parrilla, namely Fervor on Posadas as they were staying at a nearby Hotel. They really enjoyed their dinner and tried some of the local Achuras and then had a beatifull Bife. Their interest, apart from the ESU was on what we thought about our government and some of the measures they had taken regarding Pensioners and how we saw the future of Our Country. They also wanted to see an Ombu, so we told them to go to The Botanical Gardens, and later found out there is one on Plaza Lavalle in front of the Courthouses. The dinner went off very well, as they made up a lovely group and we were told tovisit them if we go to the States.

FULL STORY


07/05/2010

ESU French-Argentine Connection


Michael Rattagan Deputy Chair of ESU Argentina meeting in Paris  with Mme Beatrix de Montgermont-Keil  National President of  ESU France .



10/14/2009

ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
Martin Garvie Trophy   
ESU Argentina  XII  SINGING COMPETITION 
                                                
Wednesday , October 14th, 2009
British Embassy



15 October, 2009 

Students compete in ESU’s Cambridge-sponsored singing competition
The English Speaking Union (ESU) held its 12th Annual Singing Competition at the British Embassy Residence in Buenos Aires on 14 October, sponsored by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
Students from 17 ESU member schools competed to win the Martin Garvie Trophy, in honour of the Buenos Aires educationalist who was devoted to helping young people discover and develop their musical talents. Each student performed two songs in English - demonstrating their language skills, as well as musical ability!

The winning student was Delfina Navarro from St George’s College North, Buenos  Aires, who sang ‘Blues in the Night’ and ‘The Wizard and I’. Agostina Calderaro from St Brendan’s College, Buenos Aires, won the runner-up prize for her performances of ‘I dreamed a dream’ and ‘Someone like you’.  The prizes were presented to the winners by HM Ambassador Ms Shan Morgan in front of an audience of head teachers, music teachers, parents and students.

Litty Mora, CIE Representative in Argentina, said that CIE was delighted to support the event. She commented: ‘It is uplifting to see so many young people investing time and effort in developing their singing talents. This event surpasses itself every year in the quality of the singing and in the challenging pieces competitors choose to perform.

Malcolm Rodman, Chair of the ESU added: `I wish to congratulate all the students on their performance and the teachers on the wonderful results in singing and pronunciation. Their language proficiency is phenomenal.’
The aim of the ESU is to promote international understanding and friendship through the English language, and the annual singing competition supports this aim by giving students from different schools the chance to work together. Students at ESU member schools follow the Cambridge International Curriculum, developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations.


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We wish to give very special thanks to the judges, Mrs. Solange Prat, Mrs. Maria Florencia D’Elia and Mr. Caio Grau Baena.

 


09/01/2010
ESU Argentina

SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA

Dear Member of the ESU,

As in previous years, ESU Argentina has been offered a Secondary School Exchange Scholarship in the USA. The programme implies living in the USA, either on campus or with an American family, for six months as from January 2011, while attending the sixth form at an excellent American school and graduating from that school in June.

We are looking for an Argentine born boy or girl who graduates from one of our member schools in December 2010, with excellent interpersonal qualities and sound academic skills, and an adequate profile to represent our country.

The scholarship will cover the student’s living expenses whilst in the USA, room, boarding, tuition and fees.

We are convinced that this is a very interesting experience for our graduates from High School, as evinced in the reports of previous scholars. Already, many of our member schools have had students profiting from this opportunity, and last year we began with the reciprocity program in our country.

Candidates interested in this scholarship should send their CV, application form, a brief letter explaining their reasons for applying, parents’authorization and a letter from the School Head to Susana Berdeal de Cravino, ESU Argentina Board Member, Sanchez de Bustamante 1969, 6º B,Buenos Aires 1425. The material must reach us before September 25th; and selected candidates will be called for an interview on the first week of October.

Yours sincerely,

Susana Berdeal de Cravino
ESU Argentina
The Executive Committee



ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
IX th SINGING COMPETITION 2006

The annual ESU singing competition took place on Thursday 19th. of October 2006 at the British Arts Centre with twenty youngsters taking part. The participants sang to a packed audience and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Year after year the level seems to improve and the judges had a hard time selecting their winner.

This years winner was Juan Mc Lean from St. Hilda´s College who sang " Nice work if you can get it" by G Gershwin ,

The runner up was Dolores Pueyrredon from St. Catherine´s Moorlands, Tortuguitas, who sang "If I ain't got you" by Brothers, Kerry Jr,Alicia Keys

Special mentions went to Lucia Ambrosini from Colegio "Las Cumbres" and Macarena Forrester from St. Brendan's College.



Participant

Song

Music/ Lyrics by

01

Martina Sciagliano

I’m not a girl, not yet a Woman

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

2

Matías Martinez Vidal

Yesterday

P. Mc. Cartney
P. Mc. Cartney

3

Ma. Mercedes D’Albora

New York, New York

John Kander
Fred Ebb

4

Manuela Casttarena

Think of me

Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice

5

Dolores Pueyrredon

If I ain’t got you

Brothers, Kerry Jr.
Alicia Keys

6

Juan Mc Lean

Nice work if you can get it

G. Gershwin
I. Gershwin

7

Antonella Cherutti

Shadow

Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson

8

Leslie Lewis

Your Song

Elton John
Bernie Taupin

9

Macarena Forrester

Nothing

A Chorus Line

10

Lucia Ambrosini

My Strongest Suit

Elton John
Tim Rice

11

Mara Zoccola

Love of my life

Freddy Mercury
Queen

12

Franco Bacchiani

Your Song

Elton John
Elton John

13

Delfina Saravi

Only hope

Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore

14

Lucia Navarro

Happy Phantom

Tom Amos
Tom Amos

15

Fernando Erra Diaz

Blowing in the Wind

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

16

Carolina Mazur

Love of life

Freddy Mercury
Freddy Mercury

17

Danila Gomez

If I aint’t got you

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

18

Laura Calderon

Evergreen

Barbara Streisand
Paul Williams

19

Delfina Cano

The greatest love of all

Michael Masser
Linda Creed

XIV Years Creating Global Understanding through English
 

 

Contact: Agustina Odella
agustina.odella@britishcouncil.org.ar


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Buenos Aires, 11 de junio de 2010

Coro de Sporting Nations
¡Los ensayos llegan a las provincias!

El Coro de Sporting Nations decidió poner en marcha una serie de ensayos presenciales  para que los participantes del proyecto puedan aprovechar al máximo el repertorio y comiencen a prepararse para el intenso workshop coral a cargo de nuestra directora, Mari Morgan.

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10/15/2009

ESU Argentina

Results of the Selection of Candidates for the
Secondary School Exchange Programme January-June 2010 in USA

On the 7th of October the interviewing Board of ESU Argentina met at the offices of Cambridge ESOL Argentina to select one candidate to study in USA from January to June 2010, on the scholarship that the USA Branch offers students of our member schools every year.

Several pre-selected candidates were interviewed, all highly recommended by their School Heads. After careful consideration we chose in the first place Agustín Suárez Ortega from Del Viso Day School, over eight other applicants. Runner-up was María Julieta Crouzel from Colegio Jesús María de Buenos Aires.

Also, we met María Florencia Montesinos, Luciano Manuel Mónaco and María Victoria Catta from Escuela Argentina Modelo, Ana Paola Keller Sarmiento from St Andrew’s Scots School, Mariana Welsh Miguens from Colegio Jesús María de Buenos Aires, Francisco Accornero from Del Viso Day School and Jacques Marfort from Colegio Champagnat.

We were agreeably impressed at all the candidates’ fluency, command of the language, clear views and personal qualities evinced during the interviews. We are certain that these qualities will make them succeed in whatever path they choose to take in their life.
We want to congratulate their parents, their teachers and their schools for having helped shape these very special people who will doubtlessly leave their mark in the future of our country.

Susana Berdeal de Cravino
ESU Argentina

Executive Committee

 


Our Scholars

Winner of NPSC from Escuela Argentina Modelo Mr Fernando Racimo

Fernando Racimo recently appointed editor-in-chief og the Harvard Science Review.

http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hsr/


10/14/2009


ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

Martin Garvie Trophy   

ESU Argentina  XII  SINGING COMPETITION 
                                                
Wednesday , October 14th, 2009

British Embassy



DESCARGAR PDF

ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
Martin Garvie Trophy   
ESU Argentina  XII  SINGING COMPETITION 
                                                
Wednesday , October 14th, 2009
British Embassy

Dear Member School:

 


10/24/2009


ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

ESU International Council Meeting

 

Dear International Chairmen/Presidents,
This is an for all those Chairmen and Presidents who were unable to join us for the International Council Meeting this week. First of all many thanks to all those who sent in country reports .

 We are delighted to announce that the Council voted, unanimously, to accept the ratification of ESU Bangladesh, ESU Malta and ESU Turkey and we are very pleased to welcome them to the ESU family. We are also delighted to announce that Prof. Arne Zettersten, Chairman Emeritus, ESU Denmark was voted in as President of the International Council 2009-2010 and we wish him well with his term.

Please find attached the following:

  • A document about our climate change season
  • The two seminar sheets from the discussion seminars
  • The sheet on the programmes and initiatives that were presented in the country reports
  • Guidelines for English in Action (part of the seminar sheets)
  • Photos
  • Climate change publicity sheet for any upcoming events (this can be used as a background for text etc)
  • The report on ESU Australia that was tabled at the meeting
  • The Secretary General’s Report with the Terms of Reference for the review of international work
  • The report of Ambassador Hanabusa, President of the International Council 2008-2009

If you would like any further information about the Council Meeting, please do not hesitate to get in touch
Best wishes
Annette

Climate change.doc
Guidelines for EIA.doc
ICM Seminar Sheet - AF & JP.doc
ICM Seminar Sheet - GP.doc
Ideas for Programmes and Initiatives.doc
Secretary Generals Report 2009.doc



 


08/21/2009


ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

“Creating global understanding through English”

Shakespeare in Stratford

ESU Argentina has selected Ms. Verónica Storni Fricke, a brilliant Secondary School Literature Teacher at Tarbut School, to attend the Shakespeare Study Course in Stratford-upon-Avon



ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
Martin Garvie Trophy   
ESU Argentina  XII  SINGING COMPETITION 
                                                
Wednesday , October 14th, 2009
British Embassy

Dear Member School:


ESU Argentina invites all member schools to send a student representative to the  XII  Singing Competition to be held  on Wednesday 14th October  at the British Embassy .

Buenos Aires Wednesday  11 June 2009

More info and Enrolment Forms click HERE.

 


 


ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

The English-Speaking Union
International Relations Conference
Oriel College, Oxford

The interviewing panel of ESU Argentina’s Executive Committee was very impressed with the credentials of all eight candidates interviewed.
All the participants showed a deep interest in gaining an insight into the international role of Britain in the actual world, its institutions, its
parliamentary and educational system, and its peace keeping policies, among other current issues. Given the high quality of the applicants, the process proved to be a most difficult task.

A unanimous decision was reached to choose Ms. Noel Alonso-Murray as the Argentine candidate to represent Argentina in the International Relations Conference to be held from 27th July to 2nd August at Oriel College, Oxford. Ms. Alonso-Murray holds a BS in Political Science from Universidad Católica Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and has been awarded a one-year scholarship by the Ibero-American and International Administration and Public Policies Foundation (Madrid, Spain). Since 2001 she has been working together with many national and local legislators on different matters, including international affairs.

Another applicant, Mr. Juan R. Larrouy, was offered the opportunity to attend the Conference by paying the appropriate tuition (which, for candidates put forward by the ESU, is £980). Mr. Larrouy’s employer has agreed to fund his tuition. Mr. Larrouy holds a law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and specializes in labor law.




The annual ESU International Relations Conference took place at Oriel College, Oxford at the end of July. It was attended by 27 delegates from 23 countries from South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

Established for over 40 years, this much anticipated event

offers delegates a perspective on international relations and Britain’s role in the world today. It also affords them an invaluable opportunity
to meet people from various fields, cultures and backgrounds.
Lord Hunt attended the conference’s celebratory dinner and gave
an overview of the English-Speaking Union.
Formal proceedings were opened by Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former
British Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. He was
followed by a series of speakers including Prof Alan Lee Williams,
Chairman, Sir William Beveridge Foundation, Lord Watson, Ralph
Land, Chairman of Trustees, British Consultancy Charitable Trust,
Edward Gould, ESU Deputy Chairman and Dr Alastair Niven,
Principal of Cumberland Lodge.
Their topics ranged from Peace Keeping and Peace Enforcing,
International Development, Education in Britain and Parliament
and the Parties, to The Status of the Arts, Eastern Europe and
the EU and The Internet and the Media. Valerie Mitchell was the
guest speaker at the closing dinner.
We would like to thank The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Swire
Charitable Trust, The Drue Heinz Trust, Lloyd George Management,
The Best Family Fund and ESU West Sussex, Essex and London
Branches for their generous sponsorship.


 

Results of the Selection of Candidates for the Secondary School Exchange Programme January-June 2009 in USA

On the 24th of August the interviewing Board of ESU Argentina met at the offices of Cambridge ESOL Argentina to select one candidate to study in USA from January to June 20098, on the scholarship that the USA Branch offers students of our member schools every year.

Several pre-selected candidates were interviewed, all highly recommended by their School Heads. After careful consideration we chose in the first place Alfredo Tovo from Holy Trinity College, over five other applicants: Pedro Bernasconi Cramer from Escuela Argentina Modelo, Bruno Delmonte from United High School, María Pilar Mastroianni from Colegio Palermo Chico, Olivia Morris Hannon from St George’s College North, and María Lucila Pissani from Colegio Jesús María.

We were agreeably impressed at all the candidates’ fluency, command of the language, clear views and personal qualities evinced during the interviews. We are certain that these qualities will make them succeed in whatever path they choose to take in their life.

We want to congratulate their parents, their teachers and their schools for having helped shape these very special people who will doubtlessly leave their mark in the future of our country.

Susana Berdeal de Cravino
ESU Argentina

Executive Committee


SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP IN ARGENTINA NORTHLANDS SCHOOL

My Experience at Northlands

Song and laughter and kilts and textbooks and Spanish and vivacity greeted me as I entered the very intimidating portal into the Northlands world. Still somewhat fatigued from the 11-hour-flight the day before
Experience at Northlands
and apprehensive to start my first day of high school (yet again!), I was overwhelmed by all of this activity. I missed the summer, I missed my friends and family, I missed my bed and I missed America. As I was led to “the principal’s office” to get my class schedule, I couldn’t help but wonder how exactly I had ended up 5506.1 miles from home in the booming metropolis of Buenos Aires. I had traveled before, but certainly never for four months at a time. I didn’t know very much about Argentina, I was insecure about my grasp of the Spanish language, and I was worried about having to start all over again. I love meeting new people and making new friends, but there is always an ineluctable trepidation with any new experience. I soon came to find out, however, that I was in the best of hands.

Experience at Northlands

To start, the curriculum at Northland’s is top-notch… I went to an elite boarding school in the United States and graduated in June, but I still found myself challenged and intrigued by the IB program and material the teachers presented. The school is gorgeous and I loved my art class! I could also feel my Spanish improving as the days passed. However, though I am technically here to “study”, I believe, my experience at Northlands has not really been about the teachers or the classes. The amazing women I go to school with, the people I have met and spent hours with and truly befriended, have defined my Northlands experience. The girls are so genuine, so interesting, so fun and friendly and admirable. We went to soccer matches and parties and symphonies and concerts and museums and art exhibits and riding on the “moto”; we went shopping and to the country club and out for ice cream and to the movies and out for lunch. We circled around the grill for asados, we held each other up after long nights of dancing, we struggled with words that got twisted in translation, we painted each others’ nails and worked on projects together and donned one-pieces and swim caps for gym class swimming and laughed and bonded – I have made so many amazing friends here, friends I no doubt will keep forever (we’re already planning our reunion!).

Everything about my experience in Argentina has been fabulous – both host families I have lived with were amazing, the city of Buenos Aires itself is so rich with culture and creativity, and the people are some of the nicest I have ever met. By attending Northlands, I was able to experience all of these things to the fullest. Northlands has provided much more than an extended education for me… it has become a home-away-from-home. Northlands has really allowed me to capitalize on the opportunity I was given in coming to Argentina… it has taught me in many, many ways. As I pack my things to leave for Mar del Plata tomorrow, I can't believe 2 months have already passed. I have done so much here, felt so much, learned so much, experienced so much. Academics, yes, but also (and more importantly), self-actualization, achievement and amistad – this was my experience at Northlands. ¡Que rico!



SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA



Dear Member of the ESU,

As in previous years, ESU Argentina has been offered a Secondary School Exchange Scholarship in the USA. The programme implies living in the USA, either on campus or with an American family, for six months as from January 2009, while attending the sixth form at an excellent American school and graduating from that school in June.

We are looking for an Argentine born boy or girl who graduates from one of our member schools in December 2008, with excellent interpersonal qualities and sound academic skills, and an adequate profile to represent our country.

The scholarship will cover the student’s living expenses whilst in the USA, room, boarding, tuition and fees.

We are convinced that this is a very interesting experience for our graduates from High School, as evinced in the reports of previous scholars. And we are glad to announce the arrival of Clara Macneil who will be coming to study in Argentina from USA this coming August as part of the reciprocity programme, and will be kindly hosted by Northlands School and by Holy Trinity School.

Candidates interested in this scholarship should send their CV, application form, a brief letter explaining their reasons for applying, and a letter from the School Head to Susana Berdeal de Cravino, ESU Argentina Board Member, Sanchez de Bustamante 1969, 6º B,
Buenos Aires 1425. The material must reach us before August 19th, and selected candidates will be called for an interview.

Yours sincerely,

Susana Berdeal de Cravino
ESU Argentina
The Executive Committee



THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

ESU Argentina

“Creating global understanding through English”

 

Buenos Aires,  April 13th , 2009

Dear Colleague,

Shakespeare in  Stratford

The English Speaking Union, London, is offering ESU Argentina a scholarship, covering tuition, theatre trips, and accommodation (breakfast included), to attend a week long Shakespeare Study Course which will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, from Sunday 2 August to Saturday 8 August 2008ESU Argentina has agreed to cover the cost of the return flight, Buenos Aires-London. We will not be able to cover the cost of any travel involved in getting to, or from, the course.

Participants will atend a week of Shakespeare plays, lectures, discussions, and workshops devised and delivered by Shakespearian experts. Please, go to www.esu.org.ar for last years report, programme and application form.

This scholarship is open to ESU Member Schools, directed specially to experienced Secondary School Literature Teachers, Argentine born, who have an up-to-date passport.  To apply,  please send:

  1. A covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for this scholarship.
  2. Your C.V.
  3. A letter of recommendation from your Head Teacher, i.e. the person who represents the interests of your school vis-à-vis the ESU.
  4. An additional letter  of recommendation from a senior teacher or tutor who is aware of your special professional capabilities.

the information requested above should be e-mailed to:
Sra.Teresa Davis  davis@house.com.ar

The closing date for all applications received at the above address is May 16th, 2009

.
Malcolm J. Rodman
Chairman ESU Argentina


APPLICATION PROG..DOC
NOTE AND CONDITIONS.DOC
BROCHURE.PDF

ESU Argentina

International Relations Conference 9 – 15 August 2009

Mansfield College Oxford

Buenos Aires, 20th April 2009 

 

Dear Members and friends of ESU Argentina
Re: International Summer Conference 9th – 15th August 2009, Mansfield College, Oxford

The English Speaking Union Dartmouth House has invited candidates from Argentina to apply for sponsorship to attend this year’s “International Relations Conference” at Mansfield College, Oxford, England.

Details of the conference are included on a separate attachment and it can be seen that the successful applicant will be given a unique opportunity to take part in a conference, which will focus on topics of worldwide importance. Over thirty countries will be represented so the candidate will gain an insight into the international perspective on Britain today.

The average age of participants is between 30 and 35 but those as young as 22 have also attended. We would not recommend undergraduates participating. Young people of all professions will be taking part.

The scholarship covers all costs while at Mansfield College (lectures, receptions, visits, accommodation and meals) but does not cover the return travel costs to and from Oxford. These costs shall be paid by the applicant.

If you are interested, complete the enclosed application form and return it before the end of business of Wednesday, 13th May, to Ms. Viviana L. Fernández at VLF@RMLex.com

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Malcolm Rodman
Chairman
The English-Speaking Union de Argentina

 

APPLICATION FORM.DOC
PROGRAMME.DOC



Capitol Hill Program

This program offers Argentine students of political sciences, international relations and law the possibility of spending a few months in Washington, D.C., working as interns at the US Senate. It was first put in place in 2008.

Patricio Abal, a law student from Universidad Católica Argentina (and a high school graduate from Holy Trinity School, Mar del Plata) was chosen as the best candidate to represent ESU Argentina at the very first round of the program.

Michael R. Rattagan

The Capitol Hill program is a joint initiative between the Argentina and the United States chapters of the ESU. The program consists in having students spend a few months as interns in a congressional office in Washington, D.C. Students normally come from different academic backgrounds (mainly political sciences, law or international relations) and all share a real interest in the intricacies of politics.

Interns work side by side with congressional staffers doing research and drafting memoranda projects as well as in providing services or feedback to constituents. The position requires candidates to be up to date with current US and international events, have excellent communication and socializing skills and be ready to work hard. Interns are often asked to draft memos that are read by a U.S. Senator or to help in writing letters to concerned constituents.

As a member of a congressional office interns are immersed in the world of special interests, lobbying and negotiations.

The experience not only happens inside the doors of a Senate or House office. Washington D.C. is a city rich in all sorts of social happenings. On any given day, interns may attend a briefing, conference or reception revolving around any topic currently being discussed in the public arena.


ESU Argentina

NATIONAL Public Speaking Competition


British Embassy

Monday 20th April 2009

“Regeneration and Renewal”

HANDBOOK.PDF

Invitation letter click here

LETTER.DOC

www.esu.org.ar

ESU International Public Speaking Competition
Monday 18 - Thursday 21 May 2009

 


BUSINESS LUNCH 2008

ESU Argentina is happy to invite you to its Annual Business Lunch to be held on November 12th, in which Mr. Dan Rosenheck, correspondent for The Economist in Argentina and Uruguay, will be speaking on the subject " The Fourth Estate: The Role of the Press in Argentine Democracy".

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ESU Argentina

STUDENT EXCHANGE

Results of the Selection of Candidates for the Secondary School Exchange Programme January-June 2009 in USA

On the 24th of August the interviewing Board of ESU Argentina met at the offices of Cambridge ESOL Argentina to select one candidate to study in USA from January to June 2009, on the scholarship that the USA Branch offers students of our member schools every year.

Several pre-selected candidates were interviewed, all highly recommended by their School Heads. After careful consideration we chose in the first place Alfredo Tovo from Holy Trinity School, over five other applicants: Pedro Bernasconi Cramer from Escuela Argentina Modelo, Bruno Delmonte from United High School, María Pilar Mastroianni from Colegio Palermo Chico, Olivia Morris Hannon from Saint George’s College North, and María Lucila Pissani from Colegio Jesús María. 











REPORT.DOC

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ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA


“Creating global understanding through English”

Shakespeare in Stratford

June 2009

Shakespeare in Stratford - Selection Candidate

We are pleased to announce that ESU Argentina has selected Ms. Verónica Storni Fricke, a brilliant Secondary School Literature Teacher at Tarbut School, to attend the Shakespeare Study Course in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our proposed candidate, has been accepted by the admission board at the English Speaking Union headquarters in London.

Second and third places were taken by María Isabel Freyre from Hans Christian Andersen School and Mercedes Arana from St. Catherine´s Moorlands School, respectively.

We are also pleased with the reception among member schools of the invitation to participate in such interesting cultural event. They all proposed very good candidates that made for a difficult selection process in which the main criteria stressed the importance given to a direct application of the experience in a secondary school classroom. Thank you all.



Dr. John Hughes
Business Lunch

Once again we are holding our Annual Business Luncheon, with this year’s guest speaker Dr. John Hughes, British Ambassador to Argentina, who will talk about “Corporate Social Responsibility, a Diplomat’s View.”
Do not miss this opportunity for debate and networking

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ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
Martin Garvie Trophy   
ESU Argentina 11th SINGING COMPETITION 
                                                
Tuesday, September 23th, 2008
British Embassy

This years winner was Dolores Pueyrredon from St. Catherine's Moorlands- Tortuguitas.   The runner up was  Juan Manuel Villamarin from St.Brendan’s College

Judges
Maru Breuer Moreno-Caio Grau Baena

PHOTOS

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Participating Schools

Barker College
Colegio Champagnat
Colegio Euskal Echea
Colegio Jesús María de Buenos Aires
Colegio Las Cumbres
Colegio Palermo Chico
Colegio San Antonio
Colegio San Juan El Precursor
Colegio Tarbut
Escuela Argentina Modelo
Holy Trinity College
Southern International School
St. Alban’s College
St. Andrew’s Scots School
St Catherine’s Moorlands - Tortuguitas
St Brendan´s College
St. Hilda´s College
Woodville School

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ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

September 2008

Dear Member Schools

On behalf of ESU Argentina, I would like to thank you very much for having participated in our Singing Competition which was held again this year at the British Embassy, by kind permission of HM Ambassador Dr. John Hughes, on Tuesday 23rd September 2008.

We were all delighted by the vocal quality, exuberance, sense of rhythm and stage presence of the participants, and note with pleasure that these technical aspects continue to improve, as does the popularity and number of participants in this event.

The enthusiasm of everybody concerned, and their commitment towards the English language, is to be commended.  We are really proud to have such a professional group of teachers and students as members of our institution.

We look forward to seeing you all again shortly.

With renewed thanks, congratulations and my very best wishes,

Malcolm J. Rodman
Chairman - ESU Argentina
www.esu.org.ar
esuargentina@fibertel.com.ar



Words from Jean Garvie:

"Welcome to wherever you are......." it struck me as I enjoyed the afternoon´s programme that were one to continue the opening words of Bon Jovi´s lyrics sung to us by Pablo Kruls by adding : ".... on the continuum of excellence of musical performance" this might very well serve to sum up the ESU´s intention when inviting contestants to participate in this event.

All contestants today have in common the strength of their youthful exuberance and an innate sense of rhythm which seemed to be the very pulse of their love of life. We enjoyed a wide diversity of songs and each was delivered with total commitment.

It was an honour for me to present the Martin Garvie Trophy in memory of my late husband Martin Garvie who devoted so much of his life to enabling the young to discover and develop their musical talents.

Me despido .
Un abrazo,
Jean


ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

 

Buenos Aires, June 19th 2008

Dear Member School:

ESU Argentina invites all member schools to send a student representative to the 11th Singing Competition to be held at 13.00 on Tuesday 23th September at the British Embassy, Gelly y Obes 2301. ESU would like to thank Cambridge International Examinations for sponsoring the competition.

Each school is invited to send one, Argentine born, representative aged between 16 and 18 to the competition. The participant will have to prepare two songs in English, each one not exceeding three minutes in total. The choice of song is entirely free. All the competitors will sing one of their songs and the judges will invite the five with the highest scores to sing their second songs. The winner will be judged on both songs presented.

There will be a piano and a microphone system available for those who wish to use it. The singer may be accompanied, live, by any one instrument such as piano, keyboard or guitar. Amplification equipment will be available for recorded accompaniment on cassette and/or the more recommendable CD which should be prepared only with the two tracks required.

The competitor should arrive at the Auditorium by 11.00 for a trial of equipment. School uniform may not be worn. Guests, parents and teachers should arrive at 12.15. For security reasons names and documents will be necessary prior to the event.

Please send the enclosed enrollment form A by e-mail before Friday, August 29th. The programme will be drawn up on the basis of the information given on the second form B, which has a deadline of Friday September 12th. No changes may be made after this date. Form C needs to sent before Friday 19th September with the details of the persons attending the competition.

The judges will be using specific criteria to assess the singers. The winner will have demonstrated a high level of skill in the following areas; vocal technique; musical notes and rhythm; expression; interpretation; Musical ability; stage presence.

Head teachers, Music teachers and parents are cordially invited to what promises to be a most enjoyable musical afternoon.

Thank you for promoting international understanding and friendship through the English language.

Yours sincerely, 

Malcolm James Rodman
Chairman ESU Argentina

FORMS

ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA 

X SINGING COMPETITION 2007


Martin Garvie Trophy


MARIA EUGENIA CORRADETTI IN ENGLAND

Song Recital in London, Dartmouth House, Oxford with  Marion and Geoff Goodall, Sonia and Jim Chance, ESU Worcestershire Branch, Malvern recital.

MONDAY THE 14th until 15th.

From left to right Ma. Eugenia Corradetti ArgentineSchollar  "Martin Garvie Trophy" from "Jesus & Mary School"; Sofia Rodman from ESU Argentina and Mrs. Valerie Mitchell OBE, Director General ESU DH HQ.

From left to right Sofia Rodman, Katie Brooke, Cultural Affairs Officer, English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, Maria Eugenia.

Picture of Lucrecia Machado (Teacher from Argentina),Marion Goodall (Oxfordshire ESU),Maria Eugenia Corradetti (Argentine ESU Marting Garvie SingingScholar).

At theOxford home of Marion and Geoffrey Goodall, (Oxfordshire ESU), after Maria’s successful song recital to a gathering of 30 guests. 7 March, 2008.

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Argentine Singing Champion
Gives ESU Recital


Maria Eugenia Corradetti, winner of the ESU Argentine Singing
Competition gave a performance for guests at Dartmouth House in
March.

The Dartmouth House recital opened with words of welcome from
Valerie Mitchell and Anthony Westnedge, ESU Governor. Lady Dean gave a heartfelt Vote of Thanks, some of it in Spanish, to end the evening.

Maria has loved music since a child and particularly singing. She had to beat competitors from 22 other schools in order to win the Argentine Singing Competition.
Her visit to the UK included London, Oxford and Malvern where
she stayed with ESU families. She also visited Hereford where she
was given a tour of Hereford Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral
School.
Maria’s trip coincided with the Commonwealth Day Service in
Westminster Abbey, so she was also able to attend this in the
presence of Her Majesty The Queen, the Patron of the ESU, and,
President of the ESU, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Warm thanks go to ESU branches who provided a home-stay for
Maria.



LETTER (Board Members
English Speaking Union of Argentina)
MARIA EUGENIA'S REPORT



PHOTOS

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Eduardo M. Aguirre
Producciones
155-405-7834
www.eduardoaguirre.com.ar



PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • Belgrano Day School
  • Colegio Jesús María
  • Colegio Las Cumbres
  • Colegio Palermo Chico
  • Colegio San Antonio
  • Escuela Argentina Modelo
  • Holy Trinity College
  • Islands Internacional School
  • Norbridge High School
  • Northlands College
  • Nueva Escuela Argentina 2000
  • Southern International School
  • St Catherine’s Moorlands Belgrano
  • St Catherine’s Moorlands Tortuguitas
  • St Brendan´s College
  • St George’s College
  • St George’s College North
  • St Hilda´s College
  • St Matthew´s College
  • St Margaret’s School
  • Woodville School

ESU wishes to thank the judges, Mrs. Hebe Murray, Mr. Eddie Sierra  and Mr. Caio Grau Baena for their time and expertise.

ESU also wishes to convey its appreciation to the British Embassy for kindly offering their facilities for this competition.


Singing Competition 2007 Singing Competition 2007 Singing Competition 2007
Singing Competition 2007 Singing Competition 2007 Singing Competition 2007
Singing Competition 2007 Singing Competition 2007 Singing Competition 2007
  Eduardo Aguirre | Producciones  

To see all photos please contact:

Eduardo M. Aguirre
Producciones
155-405-7834
www.eduardoaguirre.com.ar



THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
X th SINGING COMPETITION 2007

Martin Garvie Trophy


The annual ESU singing competition took place on Wednesday 24th of October 2007 at the British Embassy  with twenty two youngsters taking part. The participants sang to a packed audience and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Year after year the level seems to improve and the judges had a hard time selecting their winner. of October 2007 at the British Embassy  with twenty two youngsters taking part. The participants sang to a packed audience and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

This years winner was María Eugenia Corradetti, Colegio Jesús María de Buenos Aires.

The runner up was  Carolina Yasmín Doño, Nueva Escuela Argentina  2000, NEA. 3rd Prize, Dolores Pueyrredon from St. Catherine's Moorlands, Tortuguitas, Special mentions went to Lucia Ambrosini from Colegio "Las Cumbres" and   Antonella Cherutti, Norbridge High School.

Yours sincerely,
Malcolm J. Rodman
Chairman ESU Argentina
The Executive Committee

Buenos Aires , August 13th 2007

Dear Heads of ESU Argentina Member Schools,

Once again we are holding our annual Singing Competition, and this year it has a special meaning since we are holding it in honor of Mr. Martin Garvie, who was such a music enthusiast.

The day of music and fun, as we like to call it, will this year have a special prize awarded to the winner. ESU London, ESU Oxford and ESU Argentina will be jointly sponsoring the winner with a scholarship week in Great Britain and music will be the main activity. The expenses for the flight, accommodation and some musical activities will be covered by the ESU.
 
We are planning the event for mid-October and we hope to have a full house as usual.

Please remember we only allow one participant per school so organize your selection process as soon as possible

Looking forward to seeing you in October.

Best regards,
Malcolm J. Rodman
Chairman ESU Argentina
The Executive Committee



Dear ESU Friends,

The next World Members' Conference of the English-Speaking Union is taking place in Scotland from 15th - 18th September 2008. A warm welcome to Edinburgh from ESU Scotland!

We are working to make the 2008 World Members' Conference the best the ESU has ever held - it is THE must-see event forESU members in 2008, and we can'twait to welcome ESU friends fromaround the world with our legendary Scottish hospitality! 
These conferences are an ideal opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new friends, and compareideas about how to develop the ESU. The theme of this conference is “CONNECT” and we hope that it will inspiremembers to further our work of global understanding.
Not only that, but 2008 marks the 90th Anniversary of the ESU'sfoundation.  The Conference will be celebrating this, and we know that you will all want tobe part of this historic occasion.

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Dear Colleagues,

The object of this letter is reminding you that the English Speaking Union London, offers Member Schools of ESU Argentina two scholarships, covering tuition, theatre trips, and accommodation (breakfast included), to attend two different Cultural Seminars for your Secondary School Teachers which will be held in the United Kingdom.

One will take place at The Globe Theatre, London from Sunday, 10 August to Saturday, 16 August 2008. In this particular case, ESU Argentina has agreed to cover the cost of the return flight Buenos Aires-London. 

The second Seminar will take place at Stratford-upon-Avon from Sunday, 3 August to Saturday, 9 August 2008. Unfortunately, ESU Argentina will not be able to cover the cost of the return flight, Buenos Aires-London.

With these seminars in mind, we have invited our two 2007 scholars, Cecilia Pena Koessler (Islands International) and Natalia Galarce (Belgrano Day School) to share their experiences, both in London and Stratford, with your secondary school teachers.

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for non-member schools to learn about our activities in pursuit of our aim to create global understanding through English and to join us. This will be possible thanks to the generous support of ESSARP Centre.


ESU ARGENTINA WORKSHOP

Venue:

*ESSARP Centre, Esmeralda 672 piso 7, Capital
*Date: May 6th, 2 pm
*Invitation letters and appl forms send by mail and by hand at the British Embassy to all Member Schools last week

* Please, confirm attendance before Wednesday 30th, 2008 at davis@house.com.ar

ESU Argentina
Executive Commitee


CULTURAL SEMINARS IN LONDON
AND STARTFORD-UPON-AVON


A meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 1:30 pm at ESSARP  (Esmeralda 672, 7th floor) in which ESU scholars 2007/2008 will share their experience at these seminars with Heads and Literature teachers from member and non-member schools.

The English Speaking Union in UK organizes every year a Shakespeare Seminar at The Globe Theatre in London and a ShakespeareStudy Course at Stratford-upon-Avon and offers two scholarships for member schools of our Argentine Branch. Cecilia Pena Koessler and Natalia Galarce enjoyed them in 2007 and Florencia Perduca and Cecilia Ferreiro, in 2008.

The Executive Committee of ESU Argentina invites all those interested to attend the event previous confirmation to  davis@house.com.ar or (+54911) 15 56994542. www.esu.org.ar

 



Results of the Selection of Candidates for the Secondary School Exchange Programme January-June 2008 in USA

On the 29th of August the interviewing Board of ESU Argentina met at ESSARP to select one candidate to study in USA from January to June 2008, on the scholarship that the USA Branch offers students of our member schools every year.

Several pre-selected candidates were interviewed, all highly recommended by their School Heads.

After careful consideration we chose in the first place Camila Crescimbeni from Northlands School, in the second place María Mercedes Capozucca from Escuela Argentina Modelo, and in the third place Eduardo Maggi from Norbridge High School.

We were agreeably impressed at all the candidates’ fluency, command of the language, clear views and personal qualities evinced during the interviews. We are certain that these qualities will make them succeed in whatever path they choose to take in their life.

We want to congratulate their parents, their teachers and their schools for having helped shape these very special people who will doubtlessly leave their mark in the future of our country.

Susana Berdeal de Cravino
ESU Argentina
Executive Committee



SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA

As in previous years, ESU Argentina has been offered a Secondary School Exchange Scholarship in the USA. The programme implies living in the USA, either on campus or with an American family, for six months as from January 2008, while attending the sixth form at an excellent American school and graduating from that school in June.

We are looking for an Argentine born boy or girl who graduates from one of our member schools in December 2007, with excellent interpersonal qualities and sound academic skills, and an adequate profile to represent our country.

Candidates interested in this scholarship should send their CV, application form, a brief letter explaining their reasons for applying, and a letter from the School Head to Susana Berdeal de Cravino, ESU Argentina Board Member, Sanchez de Bustamante 1969, 6º B, Buenos Aires 1425. The material must reach us before August 19th, and selected candidates will be called for an interview.

Executive Committee
www.esu.org.ar


The English-Speaking Union
International Relations Conference

Oriel College, Oxford

The applications of eight young professionals between 26 and 40 years were received for this year’s International Relations Conference, which was held from 15th to 21st July at Oriel College, Oxford. It was a very difficult decision since all candidates were excellent. All the participants –lawyers, economists, teachers and international relations professionals alike– showed a deep interest in gaining an insight into the international role of Britain in the actual world, its institutions, its parliamentary and educational system, and its peace keeping policies, among other current issues.

This year the Ms Maria Irigoyen was elected to represent Argentina. The election of the candidate to attend the Conference was mainly based on her constant use of English in her day to day work, her ability to be a very good “ambassador” of our country, and also her willingness to remaining in contact with ESU upon her return, in a way that she can contribute to some of the activities conducted by ESU Argentina.

Oriel College, Oxford

 


The English-Speaking Union
International Relations Conference

15th - 21st July 2007
Oriel College, Oxford

Dear Member,

International Summer Conference July 15th - 21st, 2007, Oriel College, Oxford.

The English Speaking Union Dartmouth House has invited candidates from Argentina to apply for sponsorship to attend this year’s “International Relations Conference” at Oriel College, Oxford, England.

Details of the conference are included on a separate attachment and it can be seen that the successful applicant will be given a unique opportunity to take part in a conference, which will focus on topics of worldwide importance. Over thirty countries will be represented so the candidate will gain an insight into the international perspective on Britain today. The average age of participants is between 30 and 35 but those as young as 22 have also attended. We would not recommend undergraduates participating. Young people of all professions will be taking part.

The scholarship covers all costs while at Oriel College (lectures, receptions, visits, accommodation and meals) but does not cover the return travel costs to and from Oxford. These costs will have to be paid by the applicant.

If you are interested, complete the enclosed application form and return it before April 20th to Ms. Viviana Fernández at vlf@rmlex.com

Document Invitation Letter Document Application form

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm J. Rodman  
ESU Argentina Chairman

Shakespeare and His Stage The Globe
Shakespeare in Stratford

The English Speaking Union London, is offering ESU Argentina two scholarships, covering tuition, theatre trips, and accommodation (breakfast included), to attend two different Cultural Seminars for Secondary School Teachers of Member Schools which will be held in the United Kingdom.

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ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

CULTURAL SEMINAR

Friday 19th, April 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The object of this letter is reminding you that the English Speaking Union London, offers Member Schools of ESU Argentina two scholarships, covering tuition, theatre trips, and accommodation (breakfast included), to attend two different Cultural Seminars for your Secondary School Teachers which will be held in the United Kingdom.

One will take place at The Globe Theatre, London from Sunday, 10 August to Saturday, 16 August 2008. In this particular case, ESU Argentina has agreed to cover the cost of the return flight Buenos Aires-London. 

The second Seminar will take place at Stratford-upon-Avon from Sunday, 3 August to Saturday, 9 August 2008. Unfortunately, ESU Argentina will not be able to cover the cost of the return flight, Buenos Aires-London.

With these seminars in mind, we have invited our two 2007 scholars, Cecilia Pena Koessler (Islands International) and Natalia Galarce (Belgrano Day School) to share their experiences, both in London and Stratford, with your secondary school teachers.

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for non-member schools to learn about our activities in pursuit of our aim to create global understanding through English and to join us. This will be possible thanks to the generous support of ESSARP Centre.

ESU Argentina
Executive Commitee

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PUBLIC Speaking COMPETITION 2007

British Council ESU Argentina HSBC

Creating Global understanding through English Languaje
E.S.U. Argentina - H.S.B.C. - BRITISH COUNCIL

National Public Speaking Competition 2007.
"Dynamic Earth"

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SINGING COMPETITION 2007

Once again we are holding our annual Singing Competition, and this year it has a special meaning since we are holding it in honor of Mr. Martin Garvie, who was such a music enthusiast.

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CULTURAL SEMINAL
Shakespeare and his stage

Oriel College, Oxford
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The English-Speaking Union
Public Speaking Competition 2007

Oriel College, Oxford
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International Relations Conference
Oriel College, Oxford

Oriel College, Oxford
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WHPP 2007 TO ARGENTINA

After her visit to Argentina, Sheila Young has sent us a report of what she did during her time in Argentina. We invite you to read her report and encourage you to apply for next years Program.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA

As in previous years, ESU Argentina has been offered a Secondary School Exchange Scholarship in the USA. The programme implies living in the USA, either on campus or with an American family, for six months as from January 2008, while attending the sixth form at an excellent American school and graduating from that school in June.
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Mass in English

Dear friends:
The purpose of this  note  is to let you know that there is a regular Catholic Mass in English in town every Sunday at 10:00 am at the Madre Admirable Church in Arroyo 831, Buenos Aires.   After Mass there is a breakfast where the people attending get to know each other and share some coffe and medialunas prepared by the organizers. 

Thank you very much for passing this information on and,  if possible, have it posted  in your webpage, newsletters or notice boards seen by English speakers.
Best regards,

Connie Eastman


THE WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAM  2007

We are pleased to announce that this year's selection will be for a two week period during February 2008 and will probably be to the East coast of the US.
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International Public Speaking
Theme “Dynamic Earth"

The English Speaking Union Argentina

Announces the theme of the ESU National and International Public Speaking Competition to be held on April 2007.


Lord Watson of Richmond CBE,
and Valerie Mitchell OBE

Programme for visit to Argentina


Friday 27th October
Dinner at the Jockey Club with Mr Juan Antonio and Ania Sarachaga

Saturday 28th October
Lunch at Hurlingham Club followed by Polo Match.

At Hurllingham Club with Litty Mora, David Parsons, Jeremy Simpson, Malcolm and Cecilia Rodman, Ted Bagnall and Pepe Santamarina.

 

At "Opera Pampa" Soc. Rurual Argentina with members of the committee, Susana Cravino, Margarita Broqua, Connie Eastman, Litty Mora and Malcolm Rodman.

Lord Watson of Richmond CBE

Sunday 29th
At "Yaguati" owned by Felix and Mary Rose Noguera sailing at the Delta.

Monday 30th
09.00 am
Lord Watson talk at the UCA, Dr Aras, Mr Ezcurra, Dra. Ines Castelli and Mrs Broqua.


12.30 pm
ESU Argentina Annual Business Lunch at Circolo Italiano.

Ambassador John Hughes & Dr Lynne Hughes David Martin OBE  Lord Watson of Richmond CBE ESU Argentina Committee Members with Lord Watson of Richmond CBE & Valerie Mitchell
Lord Watson of Richmond CBE & Malcolm Rodman
Mabel Mazzini MBE & Ambassador John Hughes Lord Watson of Richmond CBE & Cecilia Perdomo de Rodman AGM
Lord Watson of Richmond CBE & Mabel Mazzini MBE Lord Watson of Richmond CBE Lunch Sponsors

08.00 pm
Dinner at the Embassy



The English-Speaking Union Argentina
deeply regrets to announce the sudden death on the 26 th inst of its esteemed member of the Executive Committee
and offers its sincere sympathy to Jean and her family.

Martin, thank you for your unfailing support, friendship
and great contribution to our activities.
You will be sadly missed .

God rest you and keep you

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ALUMNUS BECOME ESU CHAIRMAN
The Lord Hunt of Wirral

At the AGM held on 30 November, ESU Governors elected The Rt Hon. The Lord Hunt of Wirral to the position of Chairman.

A lawyer and former Government Minister, Lord Hunt's association with the English-Speaking Union stretches back more than forty years. As a student studying law at Bristol University in 1965, he partnered Bob Marshall-Andrews (now MP) to win the Observer Mace which, since 1995, has been administered by the ESU and is known as the John Smith Memorial Mace. Lord Hunt was subsequently selected, in 1967, to take part in a debate tour of the United States.

Recognising the power of speech, his passion for argument and dispute resolution led Lord Hunt into a career in the legal profession. An ESU member since 1976, he was invited to become an ESU Governor in 1999. His first decision was to support the Board to borrow £1million for the refurbishment of Dartmouth House. Three years later he became Deputy Chairman and, since then, has been involved in the governance of the ESU.

ESU AROUND THE WORLD
English in Action in schools

With volunteers from across London a two new schools involver, the English in Action in Schools programme is going from strength to strength. In January, volunteers gathered to exchange ideas and swap tips over fresh coffee and pastries at Darthmouth House. The occasion was marked by the launch of the recently updated Tutor’s Guide which was very well received by the volunteers. A big thank you to all our volunteers, who continue to make this programme an integral and dynamic part of the English-Speaking Union’s work.


Mr Martin Garvie
A novel approach to international communication
The New York world Conference

Under the leadership of Michael LoMonino, ESU USA set up a fifteen minute slot based on their Global conversations web blog. The ideas was for five people from different parts of the world to “chat” about the issue of prescriptive or descriptive views of linguistic correctness. Martn Garvie, who took part in the “chat” states that the time allotted was all too brief, but it did however, allow him to send warm greetings from ESU Argentina to all present at the meeting who were watching the “conversation” on a large screen.

September 10, 2006
Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE Invitation

Universidad Católica Argentina
Auditorio Monseñor Derisi

The English Speaking Union of Argentina has pleasure in announcing the impending visit to Argentina of The English Speaking Union International Chairman Emeritus, The Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE

Alan Watson of Richmond CBE has had a distinguished career in key positions in broadcasting and TV and is presently Chairman of Burson Marsteller Europe and Chairman of CTN (Corporate Television Networks). He has served on the Executive Board of UNICEF, holds a number of visiting and honorary positions in Universities in England and has been honoured by Universities in Europe, Asia and America. He was created a Life Peer in 1999, and is a Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union.

Lord Watson of Richmond CBE has agreed to talk on the subject of “English and its Many Facets in Today’s World”, to a group of students from our member schools, say five and accompanying staff on Monday 30 October, at 9.00 a.m., at the Auditorio Monseñor Derisi, Universidad Católica Argentina, Edificio Santo Tomas Moro, Alicia Moreau de Justo 1400.

In order to best organize the event please advise the ESU office at esuargentina@fibertel.com.ar of your intention of bringing your students before Tuesday 3rd , October , 2006.

It is indeed a privilege for us to be able to offer this opportunity to meet such a distinguished speaker. We look forward to meeting you all there.

ESU Argentina Executive Committee
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Speech by Michael R. Rattagan, ESU Argentina, one of the two main speakers
Plenary Session on International Themes: The Communication Challenge,

The English Speaking Union World Members’ Conference,
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, 7th October 2004


Moderator: The Lord Watson of Richmond CBE, Chairman, ESU International Council

Report Mr. Michael Rattagan, a lawyer and partner for Rattagan, Macchiavello, Arocena & Peña Robirosa

Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE | Jon Dye, Chairman del ESU Scotland | Mr. Michael R. Rattagan

STOP PRESS!
ESU Chile Launch

The launch of ESU Chile will take place on Monday 23 October with a programme of events taking place from 21-27 October.

Official Launch Programme
Inicial Launch Invitation
Inicial Launch Enrolment Form

May 11, 2006
Distinguished Guests


The Chairman of ESU Argentina, Malcolm Rodman and his wife Cecilia, drove out to San Antonio de Areco with our most distinguished guest, the Chairman of ESU Oxford, UK , Geoffrey Goodall and his wife, Marian. After a visiting the History Museum and the well-known silversmith, Dragui, in the town they made their way to Colegio San Antonio where they were met by Irene Navarini, the overall Head and Martin Garvie, a member of the ESU Committee and Head of English Studies at the school...

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ESU Argentina Executive Committee
www.esu.org.ar


50th Anniversary

The English Speaking Union Argentina wishes to congratulate St Catherine´s Moorlands School , Belgrano , on occasion of its 50th Anniversary and thank the school as ESU founding member for its continued support of our activities.

ESU Argentina Executive Committee
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RECOGNITION
Honorary entitlement

The ESU Executive Committee of Argentina has appointed Mrs. Mabel Mazzini MBE as Honorary Founding Member and Mr. David Ian Martin OBE as Honorary Member for the many years of commitment to the benefit of so many in the ESU community. _contenidos/Next! - Newsletter/05-06/images/hp05-06.gif


Mrs. Mabel Mazzini MBE
Honorary Founding Member

David Ian Martin OBE
Honorary Member

ESU Argentina Executive Committee
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E.S.U. Argentina
National Public Speaking Competition 2005.
Creating global understanding through English.

“Differences and Diversity"




judges from left to right Mr Martin Freyer , Director of the British Council, Mrs Gail Budd , HSBC , Dr.Lynne Hughes, British Embassy.

Participants

From left to right 1st Prize, Mr Fernando Racimo, Mr M: Freyer, Dr L. Hughes, Mrs G.Budd and Mrs Cravino

2nd Prize , Iris Odstrcil , Northlands College , Mr Luciano Miguens ,President of the Sociedad Rural Argentina, Mrs Cravino , Chairlady and Malcolm Rodman Chairman ESU Argentina

 


Left to right
David Martin OBE, Willy Carballo, Malcolm Rodman, Teresa Davis
Enrique Braun Estrugamou, Mabel Mazzini MBE, Jean Taylor, Mike Potter, Lucila Gasso, Mrs Ofelia Veltri MBE, Embajador Carlos C Helbling
 
Baroness Brigstocke visit to Argentina
David Martin OBE, Baroness Brigstocke, Secretario de Educación Ing. Jorge Rodríguez, Mabel Mazzini MBE, Lic. Juan Tobias Rector de la Univ. del Salvador
 
Left to right
The Horourable Humphery Maud CMG, Mabel Mazzini MBE, Ambassador Jorge Aja Espil.
 
Left to right
Mabel Mary Manzitti, the Honourable Peter Hall CMG KBE, Malcolm Rodman.
 
National Public Speaking Competition at the British Embassy
Eric Campbell OBE, Ambassador Sir William Marsden and winner Hugo Rodriguez.
 
Ambassador Wiliam Marsden, Valerie Mitchel Chairman of the ESU
 
National Public Speaking Competition at the Bitish Arts Centre 2002
 
Mabel Maria Manzitti, Eric Campbell OBE, Ambassador Sir Robin Christopher.
 
Malcolm Rodman, Ambassador Sir Robin Christopher
 
Farming Exchange UK-Scotland Mr Federico Casas
 
Left to right
Mrs Gail Budd, HSBC, Paul Dick British Council, Lady Christopher, Connie Eastman.
 
Farming Exchange
Federico Casas at a cattle show.
 
Secondary School Exchange 2004 Angeles Spinassi at Peddie School
 
International Public Speaking Competition 2004 Dartmouth House - London, Group Photo
 
"Argentina Board Member Mrs. Susana Berdeal de Cravino with Ms. Helen Green on her visit to Dartmouth House." June 2004 - Photo 1
 
"Argentina Board Member Mrs. Susana Berdeal de Cravino with Ms. Helen Green on her visit to Dartmouth House." June 2004 - Photo 2
 
"Argentina Board Member Mrs. Susana Berdeal de Cravino with Ms. Helen Green on her visit to Dartmouth House." June 2004 - Photo 3
 
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