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The ESU is an independent non-political, educational charity with members throughout the United Kingdom and the United States and branches in more than 50 countries worldwide. Its purpose is to promote international understanding and human development through the widening use of the English language. For millions of people throughout the world it is the key to personal achievement in business, politics, technology and the arts. The English language plays a vital role in contributing towards international cooperation and friendship.





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2. The use of English as a shared language and means of international communication of knowledge and understanding:
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30/05/2017


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH SEPAKING UNION INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2017
LONDON-UK

MARTINA COSTA

International Public Speaking Competition Report

I have been trying to put my feelings about this competition into words, but I simply can't describe how much it has shaped me. I met the most amazing people, 49 representatives of 47 countries, and, together with the mentors and the ESU staff, they have made this week unforgettable.

Day 1: Monday 8th I landed in London on Friday the 5th so I could spend time with my family, but on Monday, the day in which the competition started, I arrived anxious. I was scared that the competition was beginning, and I wanted to learn and make friends. However, the minute that I stepped a foot into Dartmouth House, I was warmly welcomed by the mentors and introduced to the other participants. We started greeting each other and learning our names, and we then were divided into smaller groups in which we would then circulate through London. We played the game "2 truths and a lie" to learn fun facts about each other, and we slowly broke the ice. After that, we had an Opening Ceremony in which we were told the schedule and dress code for the week, and then we all had dinner together.
That night we all wrote down each other's room numbers but we went to sleep relatively early because most of the participants were jetlagged.



30/05/2017


ESU Argentina
speaking COMPETITION

The English Speaking Union Argentina National Public Speaking Competition

Theme: “To define is to limit”
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Program

ESU ArgentinaCREATING GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENGLISH LANGUAGE
E.S.U. ARGENTINA – H.S.B.C. - BRITISH EMBASSY
NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2017


"TO DEFINE IS TO LIMIT"

BRITISH EMBASSY, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL 2017 THE IPSC PROGRAM IN LONDON WILL RUN FROM MONDAY 9 MAY 2017 TO FRIDAY 13 MAY 2017

MARTINA COSTA – ST CATHERINE’S MOORLANDS SCHOOL - TORTUGUITAS



PHOTOS

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10/01/2017


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2017

Creating Global understanding through English Language
E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy

National Public Speaking Competition 2017

"To define is to limit"

British Embassy, Wednesday 19th April 2017
- The IPSC program in London will run from Monday 8th May 2017 to Saturday 13th May 2017 -

Buenos Aires, Monday March 1st 2017

Dear School Members,

ESU Argentina is pleased to invite your school to participate in the annual National Public Speaking Competition to be held at the British Embassy Residence, Gelly y Obes 2333, Buenos Aires, on Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 12,30 .
The winner of the ESU Argentina Public Speaking Competition will be invited to travel to the UK to compete in the International Public Speaking Competition, London 2017 , 8th May until 13th May (inclusive) organised by The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, London. Both these competitions will be sponsored by HSBC, the British Embassy and ESU Argentina.
ESU Argentina plans to send one speaker (who must be an Argentine national between the ages 16 and 18) who, in the opinion of the local jury, best qualifies to compete in the exciting event in London. HSBC will cover the cost of the return airfare to the U.K. The student who wins the National competition will have to pay a registration fee of pounds 180.(Handbook Accommodation The registration fee covers bed and breakfast hotel accommodation in central London for five nights (will run from Monday 8th May 2017 to Saturday 13th May 2017).ESU Argentina hopes each member schools interested in participating in this competition will organise its own internal public speaking competition before choosing its best single candidate for the National final. Students are only allowed to participate once during their school career. Thank you for your continued support of ESU Argentina.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive Committee
The English Speaking Union-Argentina
www.esu.org.ar


NATIONAL ESU PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION - Form A 

IF YOUR SCHOOL IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE FINALS OF THE NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION TO BE HELD ON APRIL 19th   (12.30) AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY, GELLY Y OBES 2333.

Could you please complete the enclosed form A in the attachment which accompanies this mail and return it to the ESU by the stated deadline, MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2017 AT 16 HS. School Application Form confirming the school entry and scanned receipt of payment, sent to englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com Asap.

We do not require the Participant Entry Form B (name/title of speech) at this point in time.

IMPORTANT: please confirm the exact detail in whose name we must make out the receipt
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NATIONAL ESU PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION - Form B 

Second deadline Form B at 16.00 on Thursday 6th of April 2017

It is imperative that a scanned copy of the candidate’s passport (the pages which include the candidates photograph and the expiry date) be attached to the Participant Entry Form.

 ESU Argentina strongly recommends that coaches and participants carefully read the Competition Handbook which it is att to this email and can be found atwww.esu.org.ar

THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL CHANGES FOR THE FINAL IN LONDON

Please list below the persons accompanying the participant to the Embassy.
Guests: in total with the participant include 3 (three).If we have more room we let you know near the competition.


E.S.U. – H.S.B.C. Public Speaking Competition 2017

Speakers must be between 16 and 18 years old and must be full-time students and hold a valid passport. Competitors must be nationals of the country they are representing.

Download the IPSC Handbook 2017 www.esu.org.ar Speakers will be expected to address this theme (they may not, however, use it as their title). This theme allows speakers to draw comparisons between countries, cultures and calendars as well as discussing a highly topical subject and its implication for different areas of the world. The speaker should address both sides of an argument and come to a balanced conclusion. Speeches should be thought-provoking and may lead to some contrary questions, but the debate itself must take place within the speech.

In choosing their title, speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous, as long as their intention is constructive and the speech is not offensive to other parties present. Speakers are advised to avoid speeches which are likely to be perceived as doctrinaire or political.

Each speaker will be allocated 5 minutes. Judges may penalise speakers who overrun. Marks will be deducted for speeches which vary more than 45 seconds either side of 5 minutes and at the end of 6 1/2 minutes speakers will be asked to finish their speech immediately.

A Timekeeper will record the lengths of speeches and give these to the Judges. The Timekeeper will also give an audible signal after 4 minutes 15 seconds, 5 minutes and 5 minutes 45 seconds. Each speech will be followed by two minutes of questions from members of the Questioning and Judging panel.

The Public Speaking Competition will take place at the, British Embassy, Gelly y Obes 2333 on 19th Wednesday 2017, finishes approximately at 17.00. There will be a short interval for refreshments.

Important considerations:
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All contestants should arrive no later than 11,30
- No school uniforms should be worn. Formal dress is required. Boys in suits. Girls elegantly dressed. Informally dressed participants will not be admitted.
- Students are only allowed to participate once during their school career.

THIS INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO THE COACH AND HEAD/PARENT OF THE CONTESTANT. (3 IN TOTAL INCLUDING THE PARTICIPANT). FOR SECURITY REASONS EACH

 

FORM A INVITATION HANDBOOK

10/01/2017


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE 2017
MILAGROS SORACCO
LOMAS HIGH SCHOOL

ESU Argentina

There is no way I could explain with words how the past months as an exchange student in the US have completely changed me in every way possible.
When I first arrived here at Mercersburg Academy, I was beyond frightened; away from my family, on my own, in a country which didn't even spoke the same language or shared the same traditions as me and to top it off, it was extremely cold! All I could wonder was if I would be able to cope and take advantage of this challenge I had put myself into. Needless to say, the Mercersburg community has surpassed my expectations inmensely; as soon as I got here, they have been nothing but supportive, caring, comforting and I was able to find a friendly face in faculty members, advisors, classmates, roomates and friends.
I find myself enjoying classes I could only dream to have, such as Anatomy, Forensics, Ceramics, and French . Devoted teachers do make a difference and I feel as if I have found a new passion in learning, be it Maths, Science, Art or Language. I was also able to enjoy basketball games, swimming competitions, track meets, plays, dancing performances, poetry expositions, as well as School Meetings, one of my favourite events in the school, where we have someone talk about different topics, from religious discrimination to domestic violence or consent in relationships. At Mercersburg, everyone is part of this huge family, which made me feel both welcome and grateful of having the chance to meet all of these amazing people.
In spite of this, there were times in which I would long to be with my family and friends back home, but I know that this experience has helped me to become more independent and has opened my mind to a whole new way of seeing things. I do not regret making this decision, and I hope this is just the begining of many adventures! Looking forward to continue this incredible experience. I cannot thank the English Speaking Union enough for this amazing opportunity, and I am looking forward to updating you with new experiences!

Kindest Regards,
Milagros


12/12/2016


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMETITION 2017
The IPSC 2017 Finals in London will take place between Monday 8 and Friday 12 May 2017.

THE THEME FOR 2017 NPSC (NATIONAL FINAL) IS

“To define is to limit”

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

“Peace is not an absence of war”

 

 


12/12/2016


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

SECONDARY SCHOOL  EXCHANGE . SSE
Results of the Selection of Candidates for the Secondary School Exchange Programme January-June 2017 in USA

On the October 2016 the Interviewing Board of ESU Argentina met at the offices of SANTO TOMÁS DE AQUINO SCHOOL to select one candidate to study in USA from January to June 2017, 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: As it happens every year, we had the pleasure to meet the best representatives from our member schools, students with excellent scholastic level and outstanding personal qualities. Our task was extremely difficult, for in such instances it is very hard to take a final decision to fill the single place that is being given to Argentina.
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.

THE WINNER WAS
MILAGROS SORACCO


LOMAS HIGH SCHOOL

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

ESU Argentina Executive Committee

 


28/08/2016


ESU Argentina
SINGING COMPETITION

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
"CREATING GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENGLISH"


Program
Program


WINNERS

1st Prize
Ms. Inés Pilar Asensio from Palermo Chico School


Palermo Chico School




2nd Prize
Ms. Martina Flamini Marczuk from Holy Trinity College.


Holy Trinity College


3RD Prize
Ms. Natalia Vidal from Hans Christian Andersen College and Martina Toscana from Belgrano Day School.


Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

 

PHOTOS

 


28/08/2016


ESU Argentina
SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE 2017

 

Dear Head of member schools,

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 2016, 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 2016, 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.
Kindly inform parents of students interested in this invitation about the particulars of this scholarship which we explain in the attached sheet in Spanish and which we ask you to hand them.
We are convinced that this is a very interesting experience for our graduates from High School, as evinced in the reports of previous scholars. As you must know, many of our member schools have had students profiting from this opportunity in USA, and every year we are receiving students from USA on the reciprocity program. We advise you to look for more information in our web pae,, www.esu.org.ar, under "students scholarships".
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 Sofia Rodman, ESU Argentina Secretary, at englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com All this material must reach us October 6th. Selected candidates will be called for an interview on the Second week of October.

Sofia Rodman
ESU Argentina Secretary
englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com

Autorización Padres SSE 2016.doc
Carta explicacion padres SSE 2016.doc
MAIL to schools SSE 2016.docx
SSE_Application Form 2016.doc

 


28/08/2016


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION-ARGENTINA

AUGUST 2016
WALTER HINES PAGE SCHOLARSHIP FEBRUARY 2017


WINNER:
ANA BOTTING, ST. CATHERINE'S MOORLANDS SCHOOL-TORTUGUITAS


28/08/2016


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION-ARGENTINA

Education.  Scholarship.  Understanding.

XIX SINGING COMPETITION 2016
Martin Garvie Trophy

Buenos Aires, August 12 2016

Dear Head of Member School,
ESU Argentina invites all member schools to send a student representative to the 18 th Singing Competition to be held at the British Art Centre, Suipacha 1333, on Wednesday, 28th September at 12,30.

Each school is invited to send one Argentine born representative aged between 16 and 18 to the competition. No participant can represent their school more than once. The participant will have to prepare two songs in English, each one not exceeding three minutes. All the competitors will sing one of their songs and the judges will invite the five with the highest scores to sing their second song. 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 which must be in a CD in WAV FORMAT and should be prepared containing only the two tracks required.

The competitor should arrive at the Auditorium by 10.45 for a trial of equipment. School uniform may not be worn. Formal dress is required. Boys in suits. Girls elegantly dressed. Informally dressed participants will not be admitted.

Guests, parents or teachers should arrive at 12. Once we know how many schools are participating we will let you know how many guests we can fit in. At the moment we can confirm that each school can bring 6 people in total.

Please complete and send the enclosed enrollment form A by e-mail before this coming Wednesday September 7 th . The program will be drawn up on the basis of the information given on the second form B, whose deadline is Friday September 16 th . No changes may be made after this date. Deadlines must be kept to ensure the good running of 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 and stage presence.

Thank you for helping us to promote international understanding and friendship through the English language and music. ESU would also like to thank the University of Cambridge International Examinations for sponsoring the competition, and the British Art Centre -- -for allowing us to use their wonderful premises.

Yours sincerely,


Malcolm Rodman
ESU Chairman
www.esu.org.ar

SC-Invitation-Letter-Forms-A-B 2016.doc

01/04/2016


ESU Argentina
DELFINA ESPONDA REPORT

SSE, SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE 2016
ST MATTHEW’S COLLEGE NORTH

Dear members of the ESU,

I have been back home for almost three weeks now. I still can't wrap my head around the amazing experience I have lived. I was just going through pictures of my time in Raleigh, to remember all the moments and be able to write this the most honest way possible. My heart just fills with joy whenever I see those photos, remember all the experiences, the fun I had. I look back now and I feel an immense sense of gratitude.

I am one lucky girl, I remember that every day. I got the chance to see the world in a way most people don't ever do. Six months is quite a long time, specially when you are living in a different country by yourself. All this time allowed me to learn and grow as a person so much. I met awesome people that I'll never forget, I made memories that I will forever treasure in my heart- I even got to experience prom!-. It is nice to know that now I don’t only have people I love and appreciate in Argentina, but also in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Getting out of your comfort zone is not always easy, but this experience taught me it is the only way of achieving great things. It taught me to keep trying even if I fail, because there is always a new chance. And the world is bigger than we realize, opportunities are waiting for us to find them!

I can't begin to mention how many things I have learned through this experience, and I am sure as I grow, I will keep discovering new things that I have learned in my time in America.

I can certainly say this has been and will be one of the best experiences in my life, and I don't regret it for a second. I am forever grateful with my host family, my friends, Ravenscroft and everyone who welcomed me and made this experience wonderful. Last but not least, I am also inexplicably grateful to the ESU for making this possible.

One year ago, I never thought any of this would happen. Life took an unexpected turn and offered me an amazing opportunity. I took the risk and took it, and now I can say it was the best decision I made so far.




01/04/2016
ESU Argentina

SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLAR 2016

DELFINA ESPONDA BENEDETTO
ST. MATTHEW'S COLLEGE NORTH


MID TERM REPORT 2016

CONGRATULATIONS DELFI!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

View progress Report



06/07/2016

ESU Argentina

The english speaking union argentina

THE WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAM

ARGENTINA-USA JANUARY 2017 -USA

Buenos Aires, June 27th, 2016

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 2017. 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 Wednesday August the 3rd 2016 at 16 hs. Send to Ms. Sofía Rodman englishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com
Interviews will take place the 2nd week of August. (WE WILL SEND THE EXACT DATE IN THE NEAR FUTURE)

Yours sincerely,



Malcolm Rodman
ESU Chairman
www.esu.org.ar

English Speaking Union Walter Hines Program Aplication Template.doc
English Speaking Union Walter Hines Page Program Invitation Letter 2017.doc

 


28/06/2016

ESU Argentina

ON YOUR NATIONAL DAY

Act for July the 9th


28/06/2016

ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SEPAKING UNION INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2016 LONDON-UK

International Public Speaking Competition 2014 from The English-Speaking Union on Vimeo.

The ESU International Public Speaking Competition 2016 took place between May 9th and 13th 2016.
The theme for the National Finals and International Final was 'Integrity has no need of rules'. The theme for the heats in which 48 participants took part was 'The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any'.
A tough week of competition culminated in the grand final at Stamford Bridge on Friday 13 May, where the final 6 speakers performed. Vivian Garciacano of Mexico was announced as the 2016 IPSC overall winner, while Marco Del Valle of the Philippines was announced as overall runner up.
The ESU International Public Speaking Competition has now been running for 36 years. When the IPSC started, it was an international tournament between the national public speaking champions of England and Australia. Today, the competition reaches hundreds of thousands young people in 50 countries across the globe. Recent winners of the competition have included Mexico, Mauritius, The Philippines, Yemen, Lebanon, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Iceland.
The purpose of the IPSC is to bring together the best speakers from all over the world for a week of international cultural exchange and public speaking competition. It showcases the very highest standard of public speaking from around the world, while giving delegates an opportunity to meet and engage with other young people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Click here to download the 2016 IPSC handbook.


28/06/2016

ESU Argentina

STAMFORD BRIDGE PLAYS HOST TO THE ESU INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING GRAND FINAL 2016

The ESU International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) - now in its 36th year - will take place across May 12th and 13th.
- It remains the world's largest competition of its kind, bringing together students from over 50 countries worldwide and enabling young people to interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
- Day one will see students compete against each other in the Heats and the Semi-Finals for a place in the Grand Final. The final will take place the following day with the top 6 young performers delivering their speeches on the theme 'Integrity Has No Need of Rules'.

VIVIAN GARCIACANO, OF MEXICO, WINS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING FINAL

- Tuesday 17 May 2016
- The ESU International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) is the largest and oldest programme of its kind. Each year, we welcome winners of national public speaking competitions from all over the world to take part in a series of cultural, social, and competitive events in London. The participants, aged 16-20, have the opportunity to share ideas and make friends with people from all over the world and, of course, compete to be named the best young speaker in the world.
- After a tough round of heats and semi-finals involving 48 participants from 45 countries, the grand final took place on the afternoon of Friday 13 May at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The grand finalists were: Krzysztof Jagoda from Poland, Ayushmaan Chopra from India, Marco Del Valle from the Philippines, Bryan Achiampong from Ghana, Devni Wanigaarachchi from Sri Lanka and Vivian Garciacano from Mexico. They all gave fantastic speeches and answered questions on the topic "Integrity has no need of rules". The judging panel, chaired by Baroness D'Souza, The Lord Speaker, had a tough job in selecting a winner but eventually awarded Vivian Garciacano from Mexico the prize of overall winner and Marco Del Valle from the Philippines as the overall runner-up.
- The ESU is extremely grateful to our international branches and partner organisations who provide our wonderful participants, and to all the adjudicators who gave their time over the week.


28/06/2016

ESU Argentina

ESU International public speaking competition

The International Public Speaking Competition brings together the best young speakers from all over the world for a week of international cultural exchange and public speaking contests. Now in its 36th year, it reaches over 50,000 young people in more than 50 countries across the globe. It showcases the highest standard of public speaking from around the world, while giving delegates an opportunity to meet and engage with other young people of different backgrounds and cultures.
The competition is part of a five-day programme of events, including public speaking, debating and performance workshops and educational and cultural excursions, all culminating in a two-day public speaking competition.

In order to take part in the International Public Speaking Competition participants must write and deliver a speech, the title and content of which are connected with the theme for that year's competition. Participants may interpret the theme in any way they wish.
The competition takes place over two days and across three stages. All participants are randomly assigned to one of six heats, those who progress from the heats are randomly assigned to one of two semi-finals and the successful winners of these go on to the grand final. One participant per competing country is eligible to enter and participants must be students aged between 16 and 20 at the time of the competition.
In order to reach this stage of the competition participants must be national winners of the ESU or other recognised public speaking competitions in their country. Registration for the competition is completed by national competition organisers.


28/06/2016

ESU Argentina

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, PATRON OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who marks her ninetieth birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016.

https://www.royal.uk/her-majesty-the-queen


 


22/04/2016

ESU Argentina

National PUBLIC Speaking Competition 2016


PHOTOS


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Program

Program


22/04/2016
ESU Argentina

CREATING GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENGLISH LANGUAGE

E.S.U. ARGENTINA – H.S.B.C. - BRITISH EMBASSY
NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2016


"INTEGRITY HAS NO NEED OF RULES"

BRITISH EMBASSY, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL 2016 THE IPSC PROGRAM IN LONDON WILL RUN FROM MONDAY 9 MAY 2016 TO FRIDAY 13 MAY 2016

WINNER Purva    Jagtap  ST CATHERINE’S MOORLANDS SCHOOL - BELGRANO

Runner up , María Sofía Magdalena Taussig, Jesus Maria – Bella Vista,  Brenda Dayan, All Saints School 


 


30/03/2016


ESU Argentina
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA
ANNUAL LUNCHEON - 2016

Dear Members and Friends of the English Speaking Union of Argentina:

The Executive Committee of the English Speaking Union of Argentina is pleased to invite you to its Annual Luncheon, which will take place on Wednesday, 27th April, at 12:30 pm at The American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10th floor. Attached you will find the invitation and payment instructions.

Our guest of honor and keynote speaker this year will be The Hon. Soledad Acuña, Minister of Education of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

We hope that you and others at your organization will join us in our traditional annual luncheon while attending Ms Acuña's enriching talk on the present and future of the teaching of the English language in public schools.


Ricardo E. Barreiro-Deymonnaz
Honorary Secretary
 
Malcolm Rodman - Chair

RSVP by 20 April
Patricia Cascia
Tel. 4010-5047
email: pc@rmlex.com

ESU Argentina

Dear Friend of the ESU,

We thank you in advance for your kind consideration and support.
The Annual Lunch will take place at The American Club of Buenos Aires, located at Viamonte 1133, 10th floor.
Please be informed that the price of each ticket is AR$450 and payments are to be made through bank deposit or wire transfer to:

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION DE ARGENTINA
HSBC account (cuenta corriente) No. 0010-08888-3
C.B.U. No. 15 00000 8 00000 100 88 88 32
C.U.I.T. No. 33-66349707-9
Please send the payment receipt scanned by e-mail to Patricia Cascia (PC@RMLex.com; Tel: 4010-5047). We remain at your disposal should you need any further information or clarification and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 27th April, at 12:30 pm.

Yours sincerely,
The English Speaking Union of Argentina

 

Invitation - ESU ANNUAL LUNCH 2016.pdf
INVITATION LUNCHEON 2016.docx
Tarjeta Luncheon 2016.pdf





23/03/2016


ESU Argentina

National public Speaking Competition 2016

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina - H.S.B.C. - British Embassy


"Integrity has no need of rules"

 British Embassy, Tuesday 19th;April 2016

The IPSC program in London will run from Monday 9th May 2016 to Saturday 13th May 2016.


Buenos Aires, 22 of March 2016.
Dear colleagues,

The Board of ESU Argentina has decided to invite the teacher or trainer of this year's winner of the Public Speaking Competition with the ticket to travel to London for the final.

The Teacher or School will be responsible for the registration fee which is 320 pounds for a double room and 470 pounds for a single for the week stay. (Please check the handbook for more information).

This was decided because there is a challenging change in the way the PSC is held and we feel it would also be a great experience for the Teacher/trainer to gain knowledge.
We would hope that on her/his return they would be willing to share their experience with fellow teachers. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Embassy Residence.

Malcolm Rodman
Chairman ESU Argentina

12/03/2016


ESU Argentina
National public Speaking Competition 2016

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina - H.S.B.C. - British Embassy


"Integrity has no need of rules"

 British Embassy, Tuesday 19th;April 2016

The IPSC program in London will run from Monday 9th May 2016 to Saturday 13th May 2016.



12/03/2016


ESU Argentina
National public Speaking Competition 2016

Creating Global understanding through English Language

E.S.U. Argentina - H.S.B.C. - British Embassy


"Integrity has no need of rules"

 British Embassy, Tuesday 19th;April 2016

The IPSC program in London will run from Monday 9th May 2016 to Saturday 13th May 2016.


Buenos Aires, Monday March 7th 2016
Dear colleagues,

ESU Argentina is pleased to invite your school to participate in the annual National Public Speaking Competition to be held at the British Embassy Residence, Gelly y Obes 2333, Buenos Aires, on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at 12,30 .
The winner of the ESU Argentina Public Speaking Competition will be invited to travel to the UK to compete in the International Public Speaking Competition, London 2015 , 9th May until 13th May (inclusive) organised by The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, London. Both these competitions will be sponsored by HSBC, the British Embassy and ESU Argentina.
ESU Argentina plans to send one speaker (who must be an Argentine national between the ages 16 and 18) who, in the opinion of the local jury, best qualifies to compete in the exciting event in London. HSBC will cover the cost of the return airfare to the U.K. The student who wins the National competition will have to pay a registration fee of pounds 150 .(Handbook Accommodation The registration fee covers bed and breakfast hotel accommodation in central London for five nights (will run from Monday 9th May 2015 to Saturday 13th May 2015).ESU Argentina hopes each member schools interested in participating in this competition will organise its own internal public speaking competition before choosing its best single candidate for the National final. Students are only allowed to participate once during their school career.
Thank you for your continued support of ESU Argentina.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive Committee
The English Speaking Union-Argentina
www.esu.org.ar


12/03/2016


ESU Argentina
National public Speaking Competition 2016

IF YOUR SCHOOL IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE FINALS OF THE NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION TO BE HELD ON APRIL 20th (12.30) AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY, GELLY Y OBES 2333.

Could you please complete the enclosed form A in the attachment which accompanies this mail and return it to the ESU by the stated deadline, MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2016 AT 16 HS. School Application Form confirming the school entry and scanned receipt of payment, sent toenglishspeakingunionargentina@gmail.com Asap.


We do not require the Participant Entry Form B  (name/title of speech) at this point in time.

IMPORTANT: please confirm the exact detail in whose name we must make out the receipt

 


10/27/2014

ESU Argentina

ESTEBAN BULLRICH

Buenos Aires, October 31st, 2014

Dear Members and Friends of the English Speaking Union of Argentina: The Executive Committee of the English Speaking Union of Argentina is pleased to invite you to its Annual Business Luncheon, which will take place on November 12nd, et 12:30 pm at The American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10th floor. Our guest of honour and keynote speaker this year will be The Hon. Minister of Education of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Lic. Esteban Bullrich.

He graduated in Computer Systems (CAECE University) and got a Master in Business Administration (Kellogg Graduate School of Management). After finishing his studies in the United States, he taught mathematics at orphanages in Nicaragua through the Father Fabretto Foundation.

He was a fellow of the Eisenhower Fellowships Foundation, where he deepened knowledge in educational policies. As a member of Carta Política Foundation he promoted the program "Formar Argentina", aimed at improving early childhood education and teacher´s quality through the municipalities.

After the crisis of 2001, he left the SMEs that had founded with his brother to become parliamentary advisor. In 2005 he was elected Congressman, work in which he asked for a leave of absence in early 2008, to preside for six months the Buenos Aires Ministry of Social Development in the government of Mauricio Macri.

On January 5, 2010 he assumed the leadership of the Ministry of Education which allowed him to return to work in education, convinced that school is an institution that should be held on the interaction of a virtuous triangle between parents, teachers and students.

We hope that you and others at your organization will join us in our traditional annual luncheon with representatives of our local business community while attending Lic. Bullrich enriching talk on the challenges of education in the twenty-first Century.

12/08/2014

ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA


   

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10/23/2014

10/20/2014
ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

MResults of the Selection of Candidates for the Secondary School Exchange Programme January-June 2015 in USA

On the 7th October 2013 the Interviewing Board of ESU Argentina met at the offices of Cambridge Argentina to select one candidate to study in USA from January to June 2015, 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 Valentina D'Allasta from St. Hilda's College. Runner-up was Inés Terza from Colegio San Antonio.

As it happens every year, we had the pleasure to meet the best representatives from our member schools, students with excellent scholastic level and outstanding personal qualities. Our task was extremely difficult, for in such instances it is very hard to take a final decision to fill the single place that is being given to Argentina.

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


10/25/2014
ESU Argentina

Dear Susana,
I am very pleased to inform you Valentina Dallasta has been awarded an ESU SSE Scholarship to The Hutchison School, January - May 2015. Hutchison's Head of School, Annette Smith serves on the ESU SSE Committee. It is a great honor to be accepted at her school, a beautiful 52-acre campus in East Memphis, Tennessee. An all girl, day school, Hutchison has state of the art facilities in a college-like setting.

· Please extend our congratulations to Valentina. Following is the school information:

The Hutchison School
www.hutchisonschool.org


10/27/2014

10/07/2014
ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION ARGENTINA

"CREATING GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENGLISH”

XVII SINGING COMPETITION
 MARTIN GARVIE TROPHY

Program

Program


WINNERS

1st Prize Ms.Chiara Rodó from Belgrano Day School


2nd Prize Ms. Milagros Fernandez Durruty  from St.Catherine’s Moorlands-Belgrano

PHOTOS

 

Eduardo M. Aguirre

Producciones
155-405-7834

If you want to see the photos and print them please click the link
http://www.eduardoaguirre.com.ar/eventos/Esu2014/


10/03/2014
ESU Argentina

The IPSC 2015 Finals in London will take place between the 11th and 15th May. 

The theme for this years’ IPSC is: 
National/International Final; “To Be Ignorant of the Past is to Remain a Child”

Moore info soon


09/22/2014
ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION-ARGENTINA

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

Mr.Gabriel Rshaid
Headmaster
St.Andrew's Scots School
Dear Gabriel

It is an honor to let you know that Cecilia Hunter teacher at St.Andrew's Scots School has won the WHPP scholarship for February 2015. The interview with Cecilia was very positive and we are sure she is going to be an excellent ambassador for ESU-Argentina, St.Andrew's 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 J. Rodman
ESU- Argentina Chair
www.esu.org.ar


From the winner Ms Cecilia Hunter
Dear ESU team:

I am so grateful to you all for organizing this Programme, year after year, and for the time you set aside to meet me and the other candidates! That alone was already a privilege to which I now add the joy and excitement of having been the one chosen to live this wonderful experience.
Looking forward to the following stages of the Walter Hines Page Programme, I thank you and greet you with a warm heart.
Cecilia Hunter


09/01/2014
ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION-ARGENTINA

SECONDARY SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP IN USA 2015

 

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 2015, while attending the last year 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 2014, 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 in USA, and every year we are receiving students from USA on the reciprocity program.

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, at scravino@yahoo.com. All Heads will be receiving the material to be completed, which must reach us before September 24th candidates will be called for an interview on the first week of October.
We are looking forward to meeting applicants interested in this programme.

Yours sincerely,

Susana Berdeal de Cravino
ESU Argentina
The Executive Committee


08/19/2014
ESU Argentina

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION-ARGENTINA

XVII SINGING COMPETITION 2014
Martin Garvie Trophy

Thursday October 2nd 2014

Buenos Aires, August 18th ,2014

Dear Head of Member School,

ESU Argentina invites all member schools to send a student representative to the 16th Singing Competition to be held at the British Arts Centre , Suipacha 1333, on Tuesday, 2nd October at 12,30.

Each school is invited to send one Argentine born representative aged between 16 and 18 to the competition. No participant can represent their school more than once. The participant will have to prepare two songs in English, each one not exceeding three minutes. 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 song. The winner will be judged on both songs presented.

SC Invitation Letter-Forms A-B 2014.doc

 


07/20/2014
ESU Argentina

THE WALTER HINES PAGE PROGRAM
ARGENTINA- FEBRUARY 2015 -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 February 2015.  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.

             Any interested teacher must send a written application and the names and addresses of two referees (one must be their present Head Teacher) to Mrs.Cecilia Rodman, <esurodman@gmail.com>, by  August  28, 2014. Interviews will take place on  the  week of  September 8 .

Yours sincerely ,


Cecilia Rodman
ESU Argentina
WHPP Coordinator
Executive Committee

English-Speaking-Union-Walter-Hines-Page-Scholar-Report.docxc
WHP-Application-template-2015.doc

07/01/2014
ESU Argentina


Creating Global understanding through English Language


E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy

INTERNATIONAL Public Speaking Competition MAY 2014

WINNER
Victoria Lapadula – St. Catherine’s Moorlands School-Belgrano



Report IPSC 2014
Victoria Lapadula – St Catherine's Moorlands


I have never participated in such a unique competition like the International Public Speaking Competition. For the first time I took part in a tournament where all the participants were literally winners. Everyone had proved, back in their home countries, that "imagination was more important than knowledge" and were given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country in London.

Day 1:
I arrived in London early in the morning. A driver waited for me and took me to the Imperial Hotel at Russell Square.A few hours later we were off to do some sightseeing:Buckingham Palace, Green Park and some Oxford Street. Back to the hotel we attended the first IPSC meeting. When I was on my way to the Tudor Room at the Imperial Hotel, I met Marie from Japan. We sat together at the front row; the girls from Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Poland and Philippines joined us. At the meeting we were introduced to our mentors: Janine, Pete, Charlie, Owen, Kate and Alice. Afterwards we all had dinner together at one of the many restaurants near the hotel. Back at the hotel and tired after a long day we went straight to bed eager for what would happen the following day.



06/27/2014

ESU Argentina

ESU ARGENTINA SINGING COMPETITION
XVII SINGING COMPETITION
 MARTIN GARVIE TROPHY
 

The singing competition will take place on September 25th in the British Arts Centre, the address is Suipacha 1333.

More information soon. 



06/20/2014
ESU Argentina

VERY INTERACTIVE WAY OF TESTING BOTH PUBLIC SPEAKING AS WELL AS EXPRESSION AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS ESU ARGENTINA WANTS TO THANK ESU-UK FOR THEIR INVALUABLE SUPPORT AND BACKING IN MAKING THIS PROGRAM POSSIBLE ALSO HOSTING SCHOOLS THAT WELCOMED STUDENTS FROM 38 SCHOOLS TO SHARE LEELA`S WORKSHOPS , AND MADE THEM A GREAT SUCCESS. THANK YOU ALL ESU ARGENTINA AND ESU UK FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE AND A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE .

Leela Koening

Public Speaking workshops with 35 Schools participaiting involving
315 students and teachers present in the week of June 2nd to Friday 6th.

ESU-teacher-training-2014.doc
ESU-Teaching.doc

 

PHOTOS


05/01/2014
ESU Argentina

A very interactive way of testing both public speaking as well as expression and critical thinking skills.

Week  Monday  2nd     Friday 6th      June 2014

Dear Member Schools

In response to the increasing demand from teachers and students of the ESU community, ESU Argentina is pleased to announce the arrival of Ms Leela Koening International Public Speaking expert. She will deliver a free of charge workshop on the ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING in the week of June 2nd 2014.

This hands-on workshop specially tailored for both teachers and students will be held at member schools/ member institutions in Capital Federal and different areas of Gran Buenos Aires. esuargentina@fibertel.com.ar

I do hope to meet you at these unique training sessions. We take for granted your enthusiasm and support in the knowledge that this experience will help improve the preparation of the speakers for the national and international competition.

Best regards

Mr. Malcolm Rodman
Chairman ESU Argentina
www.esu.org.ar




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05/01/2014
ESU Argentina


Creating Global understanding through English Language


E.S.U. Argentina – H.S.B.C. - British Embassy

National Public Speaking Competition 2014

"Imagination is More Important than Knowledge".

British Embassy, Tuesday 22nd April 2014
The IPSC programme in London will run from Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014.

Dame Mary RichardsonChairman of the English-Speaking Union




Dartmouth House 37,
Charles Street,
London 8th April 2014


Dear Malcolm, I am thinking of Argentina at this time as you prepare for the International Public speaking Competition in London. Good luck to all the young people taking part in this international competition wherever they are.

WINNER
Victoria Lapadula – St. Catherine’s Moorlands School-Belgrano


Runner up   St.Andrew’s Scots School, Mateo Navarro Goldraz,
 Master College ,  Joaquin Tessey

Program

Program

Program


PHOTOS

eduardo aguirre photography
Eduardo M. Aguirre

Producciones
155-405-7834

If you want to see the photos and print them please click the link
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pcvxosbk60g6lem/NSshZk84pk


04/19/2014

04/25/2014
ESU Argentina

SE, Secondary School Exchange 2014-04-16

Victoria Carrillo

St.Brendan's College

Esu Coordinator Mrs.Susana Berdeal de Cravino


Dear Members of the ESU,

I cannot explain how deeply thankful I am. I have been here for three months now, and so far the experience has been indescribable. I had never seen snow nor faced such cold weather before coming here, so one can imagine how impactful this has all been from the very start. Westminster School is a beautiful place in a small New England town, and I love everything about it.





04/11/2014
ESU Argentina

Secondary School Exchange ESU USA-Argentina

Victoria Carrillo

St.Brendan's College


ESU SSE Coordinator Program Mrs Susana V. de Cravino

Dear ESU Executive Committe,
Just to share with you all our pride for Vicky's achievments in USA.
Thank you for this oportunity.
On behalf of all, members and staff.

John Scanlan
St. Brendan's College





03/11/2014

Walter Hines Page Scholarship February 2014

February 2014

Antonina Laura 

St. George’s College North 


Fortunately Antonina Laura from St. George's College North was able to take advantage of this unique experience, visiting Schools in the United States kindly chaperoned by members of ESU branches. Antonina was very kind to fill in at the last minute and was a great representative for ESU and our Country.

Malcolm J Rodman
Chairman

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10/23/2013



INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING 2013 PROGRAMME


31 October - 2 November

London, England



Download File:  ICM Programme.pdf



10/28/2013



Secondary School Exchange Programme

Page Program Trent Pacer's stay in Buenos Aires
August – November 2013



St. George’s College

Dear St. George's College,
I cannot thank you enough for welcoming me into your community and truly making me feel at home. I must admit I did not know what to expect at the start of my journey, but I truly believe I could not have asked for a better environment in which to introduce me to Argentina. Everyone at St. George's was incredibly warm and kind. At every moment, I found the students and faculty helpful in my adjustment to Argentine culture. During my stay, I often found my Spanish abilities tested. The bilingual nature of St. George's helped ease my adjustment to the shock of living in a foreign language while at the same time allowing me to learn the local lingo. During athletics, I tried and learned many field events, such as discus and javelin, for the first time. At St. George's, I was forced to come out of my comfort zone, which thereby allowed me to grow as an individual. Again, I would like to reiterate my gratitude to everyone at St. George's College. I would especially like to thank the boys of the boarding house for making my time spent outside of class truly enjoyable and for always answering my numerous questions with patience. I hope and trust that I will stay in contact with the college in the future.

Sincerely,

Trent Pacer


St. Brendan´s College

Dear St. Brendan's College,

It is with a heavy heart that I must say goodbye. Reflecting on my time at the college, I can say that I truly cherished every moment spent as a member of the Brendan's clan. While I am sad to depart, I leave with the comfort of having fond memories and new friends. From the moment I set foot on the campus, I felt at home among the St. Brendan's community. The genuine welcome I was met with at the college made my stay a most enjoyable and positive experience. I cannot thank the St. Brendan's community enough for going above and beyond for me every step of the way. There was never a moment at the college in which I did not feel at home; I cannot imagine asking for a better experience. As a student in fifth year humanities, I found my academic abilities challenged and my thinking tested. The thought-provoking nature of the classes forced me to examine subjects from different perspectives and exposed me to a diversity of opinions. Additionally, I leave with a better understanding of Argentine history and economics, along with a greater command of the Spanish language. During and after the school day, the students in fifth year always made me feel like one of them. The families that lodged me continually went out of their way to make sure I felt comfortable and generously spent their time showing me all corners of the city. I am incredibly grateful for all that they did and feel lucky to have stayed with such kind and receiving people. In closing, I would like to reiterate my gratitude to all at St. Brendan's and I trust that we will stay in touch.

Sincerely,
Trent Pacer


Trent came to St. Brendan´s College in the month of September and it did not take him long to familiarize himself with academic life at school but also to become acquainted with how we work on a daily basis: how our students socialize, share common spaces, work in a demanding but also extremely friendly environment. ...

He joined our 5th year Humanities and Social Sciences group so that he would be more comfortable due to his academic references, and was found to interact more vigorously in those subjects where he had clearly excelled at his school in the U.S.. Staff have found him an interesting and positive addition as a student in class and all are happy that he adapted and blended so well. His participating actively in some of the discussions that took place in the different subjects enriched the group´s vision as he clearly brought a different perspective to the class. At the same time, the fact that he was lodged by different families every week meant that he also experienced what Brendan families are all about and their specific traditions, and I am sure, he also contributed very positively to the families themselves.

On a personal note, he has always been correct, ready to mould to any new situation that arose, very thankful for everything that St. Brendan´s College, its staff, its students, have given him, and has genuinely seemed to be very happy while he stayed with us. Without any doubt, a very positive experience for all and one that we will all remember.


Trenton Scott Pacer
SSE-USA Argentina August-November 2013
-St.George's College
St. Brendan's College
Holy Trinity College –Mar del Plata

Victoria Carrillo
SSE-Argentina Usa-January-June 2014
St.Brendan's College to
westminster-school.org



PHOTOS

     

On October 30th Trent will go to Holy Trinity College in Mar del Plata to conclude his stay with us.

Holy Trinity College
Mar del Plata

Dear Holy Trinity College,

While my time in Mar del Plata was short, I am sure that I will always remember it fondly. I cannot begin to thank everyone enough at Holy Trinity College for showing me the warmth and kindness that I have to come to associate with the people of Argentina. There was never a moment at the college in which I felt uncomfortable with my surroundings. Reflecting on my stay, I can say that I have an immensely improved confidence in the Spanish language. My adjustment to life at Holy Trinity was seamless as the students helped me integrate into the rhythm of the school. While in class, I often found my intellectually curiosity piqued by the discussions occurring between the faculty and students. I found the end-of-year presentations given by the students to be particularly enriching. Outside of school, I couldn't have asked for better hosts. I would like to thank the families that welcomed me into their homes for their hospitality and generosity. I am forever grateful to them for everything they did for me. I would also like to thank the administration at Holy Trinity for making sure that I always felt comfortable and welcomed throughout my stay. I trust that I will stay in touch with everyone at the college. As we part, I would like to express my gratitude once more to everyone at the college and wish you the best for the future.

Sincerely,

Trent Pacer


Trent at the Residence of the British Ambassador for the ESU Singing Competition

XVI Singing Competition Martin Garvie Trophy






10/08/2013



ARGENTINA


Mrs Susan White
Silvia Pearson de Bravo
Las Cumbres


Dear Susan and Silvia,
On behalf of the ESU, I would like to congratulate your coaches on the excellent performance, friendly, enthusiastic and kind attitude of the speaker/s of your institution in the ESU Public Speaking Replay.

In addition I would like to thank you for your collaboration in the organization of this unique event and your coach´s generous participation in the panel of coaches.

This Public Speaking Replay has proved to be a success. The interest shown by the students confirms this. We are sure to organise another event like this in the near future and would love to be able to count on your expertise on this future event.

Kind regards ,

Margarita Broqua
ESU Argentina Executive Committee
www.esu.org.ar




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


08/22/2011
ESU Argentina

Chairman of the English-Speaking Union

Dame Mary Richardson – Chairman ESU

Mary's lifelong commitment is to help break cycles of deprivation and to support projects for the young particularly those which bring hope opportunity to those who have little of either. She continues this work as Chairman of the English-Speaking Union and as President of SOS Children's Villages. She was DCSF Ambassador for the Boarding Pathfinder for Vulnerable Children.

Mary took her degree and PGCE at Liverpool University and then spent some time as an army officer. She continues this interest in the services and currently Chairs the DFE/MOD London Challenge Cadet Partnership Pilot Project Steering and is a trustee of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets because she believes that the cadet experience provides formative and challenging opportunities for young people. She also chairs the advisory committee on education to HRH Prince Seeiso, High Commissioner for Lesotho.



08/22/2011
ESU Argentina

New Director General Appointed

Peter Kyle

                                                               Friday 01 July 2011

At a meeting of ESU staff today Dame Mary Richardson said she was delighted to be able to announce that the Governors have chosen Peter Kyle OBE to be the ESU's next Director General.
He will take up post on 11 July.
Peter has had a very distinguished career in the arts and cultural sectors as a performer, teacher, director and manager both in the UK and internationally. His most recent post was Chief Executive of The Shakespeare Globe Trust for twelve years. He was awarded the OBE for his services to drama in this year's New Year honours.
Peter is an Honorary Fellow of South Bank University and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He is Chairman of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and of The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He is Deputy Chairman of the University of Westminster and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation.
Dame Mary Richardson

Chairman
The English-Speaking Union



11/23/2009

ESU Argentina

   
If the concept of “Cool Britannia” was a strong selling-point in the Tony Blair success story, climate change has made the world anything but cool for his successor as prime minister, Gordon Brown. Less than three weeks away from the Copenhagen global conference on climate change, British Ambassador Shan Morgan could hardly have chosen a more timely topic for the annual business luncheon of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) last Tuesday.
Throughout her speech Morgan was at pains to present the issue as an opportunity as much as a problem, She described climate change as “my top personal priority” since arriving here almost a year ago and among the big four for London’s Foreign Office alongside counter-terrorism, conflict resolution and developing effective international institutions. And nor is British Foreign Secretary David Milliband a lone voice here — the recent disappearance of an entire village in a flash flood has really awoken public awareness.



On your National Day
Act for July the 9th

 
 

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