Greetings and best wishes from the organizers at THT.


Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) is a grassroots organization founded by members of the Himeji City Chapter of JALT (the Japanese Association for Language Teachers) in 2004. THT is dedicated to the aid and assistance of fellow educators and students in and around Asia. We fulfill this mission by providing teacher-training conferences, seminars and workshops that exhibit practical, student and teacher-friendly approaches to language education that are informed by current research in the field.


Since inception, we have given well-received programs annually in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines (currently on hiatus), and most recently in Kyrgyzstan. Future plans include repeat visits to all of these countries and expansion to other areas where we are needed.


We have had presenters from Europe, North America, Australia, South America and Asia whose native languages have been English, German, Spanish and Japanese. Anyone interested in volunteering to present at our upcoming seminars is invited to submit proposals (usually 3 or more) on topics of interest to teachers in the host countries.


Applicants are expected to possess post-graduate degrees and have experience in giving presentations at academic conferences. Elementary, Junior High, High School, and University level teachers are encouraged to apply.


Currently, we are accepting proposals for THT Laos (Feb-Mar 2016). (please contact Chris Ruddenklau, Laos country coordinator at this link. We also have a group working on a program in Nepal, coupled with the NELTA conference and if you are interested in that, please contact the THT SIG for more information.






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