As you prepare your students for the upcoming Shakespeare Competition, please complete your application for the Teachers Learning Abroad grant offered by the St. Louis chapter of English Speaking Union. This is the chance of a lifetime for powerful, in-residence professional development in the United Kingdom. Choose from studying for three weeks at Oxford University, Shakespeare's Globe in London, or Edinburgh University. The St. Louis ESU Chapter will cover the costs up to $5,000 for this incredible experience. Having been a Teacher Learning Abroad in 2013, I can tell you that it is just magical to be able to sit where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met to peer edit their literary masterpieces or to buy sweets in the shop that was described by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass. The knowledge I acquired as I studied writing at Exeter College was valuable to not only me but also for my students.
Then begin the application process. And please share the word about the advantages for both you and your students of being involved with the English Speaking Union. Secure your spot in England this summer today and then share the opportunity with others. Be sure to have your application completed and to us by Sunday, February 12, 2017. Also, please note how quickly the selected teacher will need to be able to apply to the appropriate T-Lab program.
Please feel free to contact me, Janet Baldwin, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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