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2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship Recipient Named

2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship Finalists and Committee Members

Ms. Kyana Washington of Manvel, TX, an English major from Spelman College, has been selected as the English in Action 2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship recipient. Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winner, noting that Ms. Washington will receive up to $25,000 toward a semester of study at a university of her choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2018-2019 academic year.

"Being selected as a Luard Morse Scholarship finalist has been an amazing experience. I've enjoyed meeting inspiring students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country," Ms. Washington stated at her qualifying interview in New York on Thursday, January 18, 2018. "It was a pleasure to have been able to engage in a thought-provoking discussion about feminism, literature, and current events. My interview has inspired me to continue my intellectual exploration and to continue pursuing my goal of becoming an advocate for women in my study of both English and Philosophy."

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Teachers and lifelong learners from across the US reveled while on TLab's inaugural program at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: From Page to Stage. Participants spent a week in Stratford-upon-Avon walking in the footsteps of Shakespeare, enjoying lively discussions with renowned lecturers, soaking up the Christmas markets and enjoying four performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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ARNIC Thanksgiving Dinner

English in Action welcomed past and present ARNIC members, friends and guests to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the English-Speaking Union. Friends and guests came together to celebrate, share a meal and give thanks. For many ARNIC members, this was their first Thanksgiving in the US and a welcome introduction to one of America's most treasured holidays.

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Learning the Story and Future of English

Twenty teachers, life-long learners, and ESU members have returned from an immersion into the story and future of English -- the ESU's new one-week TLab-UK course at historic Worcester College of the University of Oxford.

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The ESU Supports Immigrants, Asylum-seekers, and Refugees

Welcome back to all of our students, teachers and volunteers. Read the inspiring stories of some of our students here. 


For nearly a century, the English-Speaking Union has employed English as a catalyst to foster global understanding and good will through educational opportunities and cultural exchange.  The ESU is an inclusive organization, in the words of our founder Sir Evelyn Wrench,  "founded in no narrow attitude of race pride, in no spirit of hostility to any people."

In today's shrinking world dominated by dollars and digits, unprecedented migration and bloody national borders, the ESU remains committed to improving the lives of new immigrants to the United States.

Since 2013, nearly 1,000 recent immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers from 66 different countries have been welcomed as members of the English-Speaking Union Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center. The Center provides a welcoming environment, resources and information to help immigrants improve their English to explore work and study opportunities, network, pursue citizenship, and acquire cultural fluency in order to participate fully in American society.

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