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New English Conversation Program

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Our new ENGLISH IN ACTION Program starts in September!

ESU Monmouth County and the Atlantic Highlands Library will start a free English conversation program which matches English-speaking tutors with learners whose native language is not English. Learners must already know English, and seek to improve their conversational speaking skill. The program offers an informal setting for tutors and learners in the Atlantic Highlands public library. To learn more and to participate in the program, contact the Atlantic Highlands Library, 100 First Avenue, at 732-291-1956.


New English Conversation Program Dates

English Conversation session dates Spring 2018 and Fall 2019

English-In-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on these eight Fall session dates:

Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, 
Dec. 15 (8 classes).

For Spring 2019, the 8 dates are: Feb 9, Feb 23, March 9, March 23,April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18.


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ESU Monmouth 60th Anniversary Celebration

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The ESU of Monmouth County celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! We are starting new programs and opening up new avenues of communication. Now is a great time to join or renew your membership. ESU members contribute both financially and personally to programs like our Shakespeare competition and our new English Conversation program which enrich the lives of people right here in our community. Additionally, members will enjoy special 60th Anniversary cultural and social events.


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ESU Monmouth Branch Spring Tea A Great Success

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ESU Monmouth Branch 2018 Shakespeare Competition Winners, from left: Devlin Stark, Christiana Akinsanme and Shea Grant

Everyone had a wonderful time at the ESU Monmouth County NJ Branch Spring Tea, held at Bingham Hall in Rumson, NJ May 20, 2018. The sun finally came out after several days of rain, making for a delightful afternoon. We were very honored to host as our special guests all three of our Shakespeare contest award-winners and their families: Devlin Stark, Shea Grant and Christiane. Refreshments included all the hot tea ☕️ you could drink, as well as assorted tea sandwiches, scones, and savory snacks. Desserts included a birthday cake for ESU Monmouth Board Member Harry Brady, as well as brownies, peanut butter fudge and chocolate and cream cookie sandwiches. More photos and details at our Facebook page at this link:


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ESU Monmouth Branch Visits Monmouth Players for "I Hate Hamlet"

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The cast of "I Hate Hamlet", a play by Paul Rudnik

On April 29, ten ESU Monmouth Branch members visited the Monmouth Players in Navesink, NJ, for the first-ever branch partner event there, a production of the comedy "I Hate Hamlet". The venue was sold-out and the play was very funny. Audience members laughed and chuckled throughout, as the actors unfolded the wacky story and zany antics of a crisis-riddled would-be Shakespearean actor (Andrew Rally), a formerly-alive actual Shakespearean actor (John Barrymore), and their friends. Hilarity ensued. The Monmouth Players venue is the former home of an early 20th-century automobile magnate which was then converted into a library and then adapted for theatre. Refreshments were delicious and ample, and also free with paid admission, a deal not seen anywhere else. We look forward to next season and additional successful partner events with Monmouth Players.


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The English-Speaking Union

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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.