Vietnam Seminar in Hue, March 22-24, 2017
THT in Hue will be March 22-24, 2017. The working theme of the conference is “From Theory to Implementation: Bringing New Ideas Into Your Classroom”
We would like to start getting a list of potential participants during and immediately the upcoming JALT Conference, November 25-27 in Nagoya. I will be there on November 26 (Saturday) only and will be at the SIG table and also at the THT Forum and AGM as follows
THT SIG Forum: Volunteer Teacher Opportunities Saturday 26th 10:55 AM – 12:25 PM Room 1105
Teachers Helping Teachers SIG Annual General Meeting Saturday 26th 3:35 PM – 4:20 PM Room 1103
I hope you can attend one or both of these and will let me know if you are likely to participate when you see me. Whether you can attend JALT National or not, please also let me know via facebook or my usual email (which is firstname.lastname@example.org). Of course Vietnamese teachers can join as individual or co-presenters and I will be messaging them soon too. I hope to have a core group of participants by the end of January and we will try to organize a schedule and get commitments from potential Vietnamese co-presenters before the Tet holiday begins.
About THT in Hue
THT in Hue is usually in August, so this is a change in our usual time. By holding it in March, when HUCFL and other schools are in session (rather than in August when they are on a break), we will be able to (a) attract more participants than before and (b) do some activities inside the university, such as guest teaching both undergrad and grad school classes.
The guest teaching and seminars will be held from Wednesday to Friday so if you arrrive on Monday you can sightsee in Hue on Tuesday with the Facilitators who will be assigned to you and then travel on the weekend to Danang and Hoian etc. I will be telling you more about this in the weeks to come
THT held its 11th annual seminar at Hue University College of Foreign Languages, Vietnam August 6-7, 2016. There were 14 participants from Japan, of whom three were new and 11 returning veterans. A day before the seminars, some members also participated in an Action Research seminar put on by the university. As usual, each participant was assigned one (or in some cases two) undergraduate volunteers and these studentsplayed an important role in making the overall experience a deeply rewarding one for both us and them. Including the 20 or so Facilitators, there were around 80 participants, mostly young teachers in universitues, high schools and language centers. This was around the same as last year and consistent with the fact that school was not in session. Because of this relatively low number compared to when the seminars were held in June, we are now having discussions with the university, with a view to having the seminars plus some additional teacher training activities from March 23-26. The results of these discussions will be announced at the National Conference in Nagoya in November.
Photos of the seminars and postings by participants and teachers can be seen at
Proposals, questions, comments should be addressed to Joe Tomei at tomeiter[at]gmail.com or mfurmanovsky[at]gmail.com