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THT - BELTA Annual Teacher Training Development Conference 2023 (Theme - Language Teaching: Insights for Changing Landscapes)

This is to announce that the 17th annual Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) – Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) Teacher Development Conference will be held in October 27th – 30th 2023. Check the flyer HERE.

The conference program will involve an online portion (October 27th, Friday) and two venues, one in Dhaka(October 28th, Saturday) and another with a regional BELTA Chapter(October 29th and/or 30th, Sunday/Monday). Presenters 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. The time structure for presentations will be 60 minutes and this can include time for Q & A. Prospective presenters are encouraged to send 1 – 3 abstracts for consideration to the THT-BELTA program chair Cecilia Silva, at or

The organizers would like each person to submit three proposals out of which two and possibly three might be given.   Traditionally, our teacher-training conferences, seminars and workshops exhibit practical, student and teacher-friendly approaches to language education that are informed by current research in the field.  Please keep this in mind when creating your proposals. 

Regarding our audience, presenters can expect a mix of junior high school, high school, and university educators.  We occasionally have primary school educators in attendance also.  You may specify a target audience for your presentation but should expect a mix of teachers in the audience. A repeat of your Dhaka program presentation(s) might be acceptable for the external program.  Presentation proposals should be sent to the conference coordinator, Pat Dougherty at pdougherty [at] and ct180 [at]  Acknowledgment of receipt will be made immediately and decisions on acceptance will be made within two weeks of reception.

Travel to Bangladesh, and lodgings in Dhaka, are paid by the THT volunteers, traditionally, travel costs within Bangladesh and lodging costs for the program outside of Dhaka are paid by BELTA.  There are numerous social functions and dinners during the stay and volunteers should expect a full schedule of events during the program. Once your proposals have been received and accepted, information about accommodations and travel arrangements will be forwarded to participants.  Feel free to contact the coordinators, Pat Dougherty pdougherty [at]  with questions.