The course costs vary by program. Refer to the websites for each program for details. Some programs include accommodation and meals, but not all. Airfare and insurance are not included.
YES! In fact, nearly 40 of our Teacher-Scholars last summer were fully or partially funded through the generosity of ESU Branches. See if an TLab-UK Scholarship is available in your community.
If you live in a community that does not offer a scholarship, you may apply to the program through the ESU, though we regret that we cannot provide scholarships for all qualified teachers. We encourage you to seek funding through your own community resources (such as schools, local foundations, and local businesses). Review our self-funding guide for more information. Upon request (email email@example.com), the ESU and the British partner organizations will provide letters of support for your funding proposals.
Most TLab-UK 2018 applications, program dates, details, and course descriptions are currently available online. Scholarship applications are available now. Please note that program applications and scholarship applications are two separate processes.
If you are applying for a scholarship from an ESU Branch, please visit the ESU Branch website for the application and information on deadlines. Click here for a list of branches offering scholarships.
If you are selected for TLab-UK scholarship, you will need to complete the UK educational institution's application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
The English-Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
For three-week courses (Edinburgh, Globe, Oxford), teachers are notified directly via email by late March of their acceptance.
Our one-week courses are non-competitive, rolling registrations.
Upon completion of the registration form and payment of deposit, you will receive confirmation of your enrollment. When a one-week course meets its enrollment minimum, we will send you an email confirming that the course will run. In the rare case that a one-week course will be canceled, we will notify you by the registration deadline.
For three-week courses (Edinburgh, Globe, Oxford):
Your email from the British institution will outline required next steps. In general:
For one-week courses:
We will confirm your registration immediately and notify you of next steps closer to the date of departure. In general:
In the event that a scholar is unable to attend the program, they must notify the ESU Educaiton Department and Branch (if receiving a scholarship) in writing. Fees paid to the institution will be returned according to the individual schools' regulations, as specified in their materials. Recipients of TLab Scholarships will be personally liable for the fees in the event of a withdrawal. Fees paid to the ESU are non-refundable as described in the Terms and Conditions for each program.
Indeed, we encourage our scholars to attend another course, especially our one-week courses. However, most Branches do not offer scholarships to previous awardees. Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance at Shakespeare's Globe has a limited number of spots, and preference will be given to teachers participating for the first time.
Many of our scholars return to give presentations to their local ESU Branches, as well as to help run our Education programs, including TLab-UK, the ESU National Shakespeare Competition, and the Middle School Debate Program. Please visit your ESU Branch Website to learn about more opportunities for members.
BUSS is now TLab-UK. Just a name change to celebrate 60 years of professional development for teachers. Same programs and scholarships, plus new opportunities all year.
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