The English-Speaking Union

Education Programs

Travel and Learn Abroad in the UK TLab 1- to 3-week Summer Programs Places still available for July 2023!


ESU Chairman Dr. Quinn Peeper with 2nd Place Winner Casey Kerr (ESU Central Florida) and her teachers Gail Chase and Jennifer Gautier at the ESU National Shakespeare Competiion in NYC, April 2023.




Educators and Lifelong Learners: Study in the United Kingdom for an unforgettable immersive experience! Live and learn on the famed campuses of England and Scotland or discover Shakespeare in the context that brought his works to life -- exploring his hometown in Stratford or performing on the stage of the Globe Theatre in London. 

Study Abroad.  Return Inspired!

The ESU's exclusive partnerships give you access to renowned scholars and behind-the-scenes experiences specifically designed for classroom teachers and lifelong learners. ESU TLab programs provide you the opportunity to study with top professors at the UK's most prestigious universities.

Teachers, return to your classroom refreshed and reinvigorated with new insights to share with your students. Professional development credit, scholarships, and fundraising assistance are all available. 

Short Courses

The ESU's1-week TLab programs in Stratford and Oxford are recommended for educators and lifelong learners.

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust—


Multi-Week Courses

The ESU's two- to six-week TLab programs at Oxford, Edinburgh & Shakespeare's Globe in London are designed for educators and engaged learners of literature, drama, creative writing or history.  A competitive ESU Branch scholarship program is available to classroom teachers.