ESU Los Angeles Branch

A Welcome from the Los Angeles Branch President

Dear Friends:

Everyone knows that Los Angeles is the entertainment capitol of the world. It is also a city where more people listen to the news in Spanish than English on the radio, and 87 distinct languages are spoken within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Given the dynamic multi-cultural and multi-ethnic fabric of metropolitan Los Angeles, (which spreads geographically across nearly 3,400 square miles), the Los Angeles branch of the English Speaking Union faces both challenges and opportunities in extending its mission and outreach across LA's cultural, linguistic and geographic landscapes. To date, the LA Branch has had a great record of achievement:

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News And Events

B. Franklin Teaches Through Entertainment

On Nov. 22nd at 3pm, the ESU LA Branch is hosting Robert Lesko's critically acclaimed one-man show B. Franklin, directed by Björn Johnson, to New Road School's Moss Theatre.

Education, Scholarship and Understanding are cornerstones to the ESU, indeed, B. Franklin gives teachers and students the opportunity to learn and grow from one of America's favorite, founding fathers.

Visit this link for ticket info. Teachers, students and ESU Members are given a 50% discount!


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Evelyn Wrench Speaker

Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm

77 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena 91103
Free parking until 4:00 pm

Up Close & Personal!

In his talk, Up Close and Personal…with a Member of the British Parliament, Mr. Nicholas Bennett shares inside observations of US and British political and governmental systems…how they operate as well as innovations in Britain adopted from US practices.

 A former Member of Parliament, Nicholas Bennett will share entertaining anecdotes of interesting differences and similarities between the US Congress and the British Parliament.  Mr. Bennett travels regularly to the US and has been an in-demand speaker on  several Wrench tours. 


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Shakespeare Competition at NYFA

On Sunday, March 9, the LA campus of the New York Film Academy played host to the LA Branch of the English Speaking Union, for its 28th annual high school Shakespeare competition. Six finalists competed before a panel of distinguished film and theatre professionals  in the Academy's Riverside theatre before a cheering audience of family, friends, teachers and patrons, for a chance to perform at the ESU National finals at New York's Lincoln Center in April.


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The English-Speaking Union

Los Angeles Branch

Los Angeles Branch Landmark Photo

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.