“The success of oracy education depends on the efforts and expertise of dedicated, knowledgeable teachers”

  • What: Award recognising excellence and outreach in oracy education
  • Prize: Monetary grants to the winning teacher(s) and to the nominating ESU
  • When – Chile: Applications for Chilean teachers is open throughout the scholastic year.
  • When – International:  The announcement of the Oracy International Award winner is advised by ESU London in March.


The English-Speaking Union’s International Oracy Teacher Award is the only award of its kind which recognises excellence and outreach in oracy education across the globe. If you teach English to children between the ages of five and 18, this is your chance to tell the world about the work you do, and the difference it makes. We encourage individual teachers to apply (with a supporting reference from your local international ESU) and we also invite International ESUs to promote the competition among their networks. Candidates for the International Teacher Award will be selected from finalists of the National Award.


  • Prestigious award from respected international organisation
  • Win a monetary grant to further your teaching practice
  • Support wider promotion of spoken English language learning via a cash prize to your local ESU
  • Boost profile of English language learning in your school/area
  • Promote use of English to share views and opinions
  • Excellent promotional tool boosting your personal profile and helping your school to attract more students


Institution has won prizes in 2 or more different Event categories in the last 3 years

Institution has won at least 1 prize in the last 5 years

Institution is an active paid member for 2 consecutive years and participating in 2 or more events

Institution is an active paid member awaiting certification

Contact the ESU@ESU.CL Chile for more information.


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ESU Activity App Overview

The ESU Activity APP is currently being developed to help foster greater involvement and interaction across the ESU community and reinforce a social online presence by creating a proprietary App to manage all aspects of ESU: 

  • Events
  • Class and individual preparation
  • General facilitation of group and individual interactions between participants, teachers, and parents through a secure and closed platform
  • Chats and discussions
  • Celebrations

Check back to learn more about our upcoming APP launch!