The English-Speaking Union is an international charity founded in 1918 to promote international understanding and friendship through the use of the English language. It is an independent, non-political, and educational charity with members in over 50 countries. Its purpose is to create global understanding through English at a time when English is positioned as the increasingly shared language of an interdependent world.
The ESU works through people-to-people exchanges, scholarships, debating and public speaking activities, conferences, seminars and national and international programmes made possible by the generosity, interest and expertise of its members worldwide.
ESU Iceland’s mission is to uphold the objectives of the global ESU, specifically by hosting and promoting lectures and seminars in English. ESU Iceland will also sponsor Icelandic students of English to attend international debating and public speaking competitions.
Anyone can join ESU Iceland.
Most of our speaker events are free of charge and open to all. However, for an annual fee of ISK 4000 (2500 for students), you receive a number of great benefits both in Iceland and the UK. See the page "ESU Membership" for further information.
We are currently looking for volunteers who are socially savyy, love making connections and are passionate about connecting people of all cultures with our common thread - the English language.
- Promoting and updating the ESU website and FB page
- Sourcing benefits from local businesses for ESU members
- Helping to build and develop the ESU Iceland membership base
- organising social events around Iceland for ESU members
This opportunity is great for an individual who wants to increase their own network in Iceland with the Chamber fo Commerce and English speaking Embassies. Future positions on the ESU board are a possibility.