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.
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.
For intensive courses (Edinburgh, Globe, Oxford), teachers are notified directly via email by late March of their acceptance.
Our short courses (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Oxford one-week) 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 short courses (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Oxford one-week):
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 the institution's 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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