The 2014 ESU Public Speaking Competition dates now available!

For more information check out the Public Speaking Competition page.

About the ESU

Promoting International Understanding & Human Achievement through English

Welcome to ESU House, Heritage Listed Headquarters of The English-Speaking Union Queensland

The English-Speaking Union (ESU) is an international educational charity dedicated to promoting international understanding and human achievement through English. Founded in 1918, the ESU now has branches in 52 countries.

The Headquarters of the English-Speaking Union in Queensland is located at ESU House, Cook Terrace, cnr Park Rd & Coronation Dr Milton Brisbane Queensland 4064 Australia.



About ESU Worldwide





About ESU Queensland

Our Aims and Programs




Regular Activities

with ESU Queensland




ESU House Map & Travel Information

Bus, Rail, City Cat, Car Parking


The ESU's Commitment is to promote international understanding and human achievement through the widening use of the English language throughout the world. To this end, the ESU:  

  • Promotes English in international public speaking and debate for the support of worldwide communication and dialogue
  • Encourages the enjoyment and constructive use of English through educational programs
  • Provides a forum for international friendship through its network of branches worldwide and its headquarters at Dartmouth House, London
  • Initiates and administers international youth exchange and work experience programs
  • Focuses on key current affairs issues through regular international conferences, seminars and meetings
  • Provides and creates cultural activities
  • Facilitates and authorises the establishment of ESU branches worldwide
  • Ensures the co-ordination and coherence of its activities through the skill and dedication of its staff and voluntary helpers
  • Relies upon the enthusiasm and support of all its members
  • Works in close and innovative partnership with its corporate members and sponsors



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