English-Speaking Union Kansas City Branch

The English-Speaking Union of the United States Kansas City Branch, LLC offers educational, cultural and exciting social activities for its members and invited guests. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpolitical organization. The ESU’s mission drives its innovative programs that support creative teaching methods and provides opportunities for native and non-native English speakers to develop their speaking and comprehension skills. In addition, the ESU assists individuals to function in the wider global community through international scholarships and exchanges, providing students and teachers with opportunities to study in other countries, exchange ideas and broaden their perspectives.

English-Speaking Union Kansas City Branch

Kansas City , MO
United States
Contact Phone
P: (816) 442-7007


Members benefit from the personal relationships and international connections gained from ESU activities. Your membership helps support a wide range of educational programs and scholarships. You will be “creating global understanding through English.” In short, belonging to the ESU helps others as well as yourself. The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

General Info

The Kansas City Branch has hosted the Annual Shakespeare Competition for over three decades and has produced two First Place National Winners and a Second Place National Winner. We have funded the British Universities Summer School Fellowship program offered to secondary school teachers for summer study in the United Kingdom at The Globe Theatre, Oxford University and Edinburgh University. We host the Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor of British History from Westminster College, Fulton, MO. This annual lecture series brings international speakers with a wide range of topics of interest to the English-speaking community. Members enjoy a variety of cultural and social events throughout the year including an annual celebration of the birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and we are proud to support the fine educational programs and entertainment of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in Kansas City. We also offer fun activities such as "ESU Goes to the Movies." Occasionally we find specialty films that tie-in with ESU themes and arrange a group movie event. Past memorable movies seen by ESU Kansas City members include The King's Speech, Anonymous, The Queen, The Iron Lady, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Much Ado About Nothing.

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