Teachers Helping Teachers (THT)

Dedicated to the aid and assistance of fellow educators and students in and around Asia

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 its inception, THT has continued to deliver well-received programs in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, and Kyrgyzstan. Future plans include repeat visits to all of these countries and expansion to other areas where we are needed.

Our community includes delegates 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.

Delegates 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.

Officers 2024

Chris Ruddenklau – Coordinator; Country Coordinator (Laos)
Anthony C Torbert – Treasurer
Marian Wang – Membership Chair
Roger Palmer – Program Chair
Michael Furmanovsky – Country Coordinator (Philippines)
Brent Jones – Country Coordinator (Kyrgyz Republic)
Patrick Dougherty – Publicity Chair; Country Coordinator (Bangladesh)

Contact: jalt.tht[at]gmai.com