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ENGLISH IN ACTION Spring Semester!

English Conversation participants gathered Saturday morning December 8 to celebrate the holidays and the successful completion of the new joint program sponsored by The English Speaking Union of Monmouth County and the Atlantic Highlands Library. The program, which matches a native English speaker with a non-native speaker, is designed for someone who already speaks basic English but wants to practice their skills in a supportive environment. The Spring Session of 8 classes will begin in February 2019 (dates Feb. 2, Feb. 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, and May 18). For additional information about the program, and how to become a student or a volunteer tutor, email


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Traditional Christmas Dinner 2018

The ESU Monmouth County Branch again celebrated our Traditional Christmas Dinner, this year on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. It was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the delicious dinner, including Yorkshire pudding, carved roast, flaming plum pudding, and other traditional English holiday fare. Our exceptional entertainers, Marti Bookstein and her accompanist, led us in carols and holiday songs. The venue was beautifully decorated. Many thanks to everyone involved in organizing the very enjoyable evening. 

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ESU Monmouth County Christmas Party

December 7, 2018

ESU Monmouth County Christmas Party
Location: Rumson Country Club, Rumson, NJ.
Traditional English feast with entertainment and a selection of wines. 


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Educational And Historic Tour & Tea at Proprietary House

Note To Members: To help make more people aware of the value of ESU MC membership, please bring one or more guests to each event. We are sure everyone will be delighted to join these programs.

Join Us At our Educational And Historic Tour & Tea at Proprietary House

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
Time: 1-4 PM (arrivals allowed as early as 12:30 PM)
Location: 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-4 PM, for an exciting and fun event at the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy. Members are encouraged to invite guests of all ages to enjoy a guided tour of the house, followed by dessert and tea in the Governor's Room. Admission by reservation only. Bring friends and guests; non-members will enjoy the event as well as members. Attendees will learn new and fascinating facts about the early English history of New Jersey. Both students and those who know history well will enjoy this experience.


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Wine and Cheese Pairing Membership Event

September 30, 2018


Wine and Cheese Pairing Membership Event, at home of Board President Ralph Wyndrum. Wine, cheese and hors d'ouvres, along with a fascinating tour of historical artifacts in the home. 


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The English-Speaking Union

Monmouth County NJ Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

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.

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