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Study Abroad for Teachers - TLab

Shakespeare's Globe

Take your teaching of Shakespeare to another level. Go beyond the Bard's words on the page and discover Shakespeare in the context that brought his works to life. Our three-week summer course at Shakespeare's Globe is the best way to learn to teach Shakespeare. You cannot make a better investment in your professional development. This invaluable experience will give you new perspectives that will elevate you as a teacher of Shakespeare.

Watch this short video from Danielle Peck, a teacher inspired by her experience studying with us at Shakespeare's Globe!

Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
July 2-20, 2018 (tentative)

Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance is an intensive three-week program which offers practical approaches to teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. Teachers attend Globe productions and meet theater artists involved in their creation. They also work with Globe Education Practitioners and explore the relationship between Shakespeare's text and Shakespeare's stage. 

Who should apply?

This program is ideally suited for English Language Arts teachers.

Course Requirements

Each applicant must provide two letters of recommendation, a current resume/CV, and a one-page personal statement detailing what they hope to gain from the course, how it will affect their classroom practice, and how they will disseminate their practice upon return to their home institution.

Shakespeare plays and supplementary reading assigned prior to course. Teachers must complete a professional development seminar back in their school or district to receive a certificate of attendance. 

Program Cost

Program cost (to be announced) includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast, and weekday dinners, as well as tickets to three Globe productions.

Program cost does not include travel, travel insurance, medical insurance, or any other incidentals.  Applicants must provide proof of overseas health insurance with application.

Professional Development Contact Hours and Credit

This course incorporates approximately 100 professional development contact hours.  All students who complete the course receive a certificate of attendance.

More information

2017 Globe Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Brochure

Read more on the Globe's website.

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Application Details

Summer 2018 application forthcoming.
Mail form, together with supporting documents to: 

The English-Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016 

Application Deadline: Ongoing

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