While we have been celebrating Eastbourne School of English’s 80th birthday with a 1930s themed party, we have also been working hard on the new ESOE website which has just gone live and shows we are not resting on our laurels! The new site has a fresh design and much greater functionality including features such as Live Chat and an advanced bookings system. It also reinforces the link with our partner school ELC Brighton which also has a new site – you may notice some similarities.
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The Graham Smith / Eastbourne School of English scholarship was set up in 2013 in memory of a well-loved, long-serving ESOE teacher. Each year a scholarship winner is supported to attend the Annual IATEFL conference in the UK. This year, to help celebrate the 50th IATEFL Annual Conference taking place in Birmingham, Eastbourne School of English has awarded two scholarships to deserving teachers.
Chosen from more than 60 applicants, the 2016 winners of the Graham Smith / Eastbourne School ... Read More
This year Eastbourne School of English is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The school was established in the summer of 1936 by Miss Frances Batchelor who had the dream of encouraging young people to learn the English language and to build friendships between the nations of the world. It became a not-for-profit educational charity in 1966 to ensure that her dream could continue, and to be a champion for the highest standards in English language teaching. Today Eastbourne School of English is sti... Read More
Every year Eastbourne School of English provides the Graham Smith scholarship to help support an English teacher to attend the IATEFL Conference in the UK. The scholarship scheme was set up in the memory of Graham Smith, a much-loved teacher at the school. The 2015 winner of the scholarship was Pınar Yeni-Palabiyik from Turkey. Here she talks about the experience and what it meant to her:
IATEFL: MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE
This report is a story of a novice language teacher wh... Read More
Rafael Bastos, winner of the first "Graham Smith IATEFL Scholarship" talks about his experience of attending IATEFL, financially supported by the scholarship provided by Eastbourne School of English to commemorate the passing away of a much-loved teacher.
Winning the scholarship
To be very honest, when I won the scholarship from the Eastbourne school of English my first thought was: Where exactly is Eastbourne? After a quick google search I found out that it was a charming small city in th... Read More
Eastbourne School of English would like to announce that it has set up a new scholarship as a tribute to much-loved teacher Graham Smith who sadly and unexpectedly passed away in July 2013. Graham joined ESOE in 1988 and was a passionate teacher and teacher-trainer who inspired thousands of students during his 25 year career at ESOE. As he was a strong believer in teacher development, the aim of the scholarship is to enable a teacher from a disadvantaged background who i... Read More