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Teachers Learning Abroad (TLab)

Teachers Learning Abroad (TLab) provides educators with dynamic continuing education through study at prestigious British centers of learning—University of Edinburgh,  University of Oxford, Shakespeare's Globe in London.  TLab scholars return to their classrooms and communities revitalized and inspired.BUSS Oxford_2015_ESU.pdf.jpg


Interested in spending three weeks studying at historic Oxford University next summer? How about a three-week teacher training program in "Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance" at the fabulous Shakespeare's Globe, London?  Is the University of Edinburgh your choice for summer study for up to four weeks?


A scholarship of up to $5,000 is offered by the Atlanta Branch of the English-Speaking Union to a qualified high school teacher in the greater Atlanta area for study in the UK summer of 2018.  In addition up to $599 is available to help offset airfare to/from the UK for the selected teacher.


The ESU provides this scholarship as part of its on-going education program. Since 1957 over 2,500 high school teachers throughout the U.S. have participated in the TLab program and returned to their classrooms revitalized and inspired to apply new teaching strategies, knowledge and international perspectives.

Course Offerings

Shakespeare's Globe—London (July 2-20, 2018)

This program includes lectures by members of the Globe's artistic staff, master teachers, scholars, and theater practitioners.  The emphasis of the course will be on the experimental and transformational nature of the work done at and on the Globe stage and its impact upon teaching and presenting Shakespeare.

University of Oxford
English Literature (July 1-21, 2018)

University of Edinburgh
Modernism (July 9-21, 2018)
Scottish Literature (July 23 - August 4, 2018)
Contemporary Literature (August 6-18, 2018)
Creative Writing (July 9 - August 4, 2018)
Theatre and Performance (August 6-18, 2018)

To apply to a Scholarship Program

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact Jean Morris, Branch TLab Chair, at rjmorrisjr@comcast.net.   

  2. Start your application HERE to be considered for the Atlanta TLab Scholarship!  Deadline is February 1, 2018.

  3. We want each applicant to fully understand the requirements of accepting a summer-study scholarship; therefore, below is additional information for the applicant's consideration.

  • The Scholarship is offered only to high school educators in the greater Atlanta metro area which includes:  Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett counties.
  • Applicants must have completed at least four years of full-time teaching in one of the areas in which the scholarships are offered.
  • The scholar's role, in addition to being a student, is to be an ambassador for both the English-Speaking Union and the teaching profession.
  • The successful applicant will sign a contract with the ESU Atlanta Branch wherein they agree to repay the entire scholarship amount if for any reason she/he fails to fulfill the entire course of study.
  • The successful applicant is expected to attend an ESU Atlanta Branch meeting and offer a short presentation highlighting her or his summer experience.   
  • Each successful applicant is expected to become an active member in the ESU Atlanta Branch.  
  • Shakespeare's Globe Scholarship recipients are expected to be actively involved at the ESU Atlanta Branch Shakespeare Competition scheduled for a Sunday in February 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for applicable taxes, if there are any.