About ESU Malaysia
The English Speaking Union (‘ESU’) is an
independent, non-political, educational charity with members throughout
the United Kingdom, the United States and branches in 50 countries
worldwide. Its purpose is to promote international understanding and
human achievement through the widening use of the English Language. For
millions of people throughout the world, proficiency in English is a
key factor in personal and professional achievements. In this global
environment, the English Language plays a pivitol role in promoting and
fostering international cooperation and friendship.
The ESU's response to globalisation is to work
through people-to-people exchanges, scholarships, speaking and music
competitions, conferences, and national and international programmes
made possible by the generosity of its members and sponsors worldwide.
ESU Malaysia was founded in 2000 and has grown
steadily, both in membership and in the number of programmes offered to
members. A main event is the annual Public Speaking Competition, which
is sponsored by The Star Publications and HSBC (Malaysia) Bank.
Workshops which feature lectures on various topics as well as
interactive language exercises, take place at least quarterly. Programs
to increase exposure to the English language through the donation of
books and computer interchanges will also be implemented.
A continuing challenge for the ESU Malaysia is to
provide thought provoking, enabling and informative programs to its
membership which will encourage new members and sustain current
membership. Our aim is to promote good will and understanding amongst
the peoples of all ethnicities, throughout the world.
ESU Malaysia is proud of its growing membership
and its contribution to international understanding.