Teachers Helping Teachers (THT)

THT/Philippines 2009
THT/Philippines 2008: Commencing a Dynamic Partnership
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THT Seminar at the University of Hue, Vietnam, 2008
Publish with THT
THT Links
The William Balsamo Memorial Scholarship
A Note from Dr. Pat Dougherty, THT Coordinator
THT Conferences 2009: A Call for Proposals

The THT Volunteers and Hosts at San Jose del Monte
Teachers Helping Teachers/the Philippines, August, 2008

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

Since inception, we have given well-received seminars in Bangladesh (in 2005, 2006, and 2007) and Vietnam (2006, 2007, and 2008) and Laos (2007 and 2008), and the Philippines (2008).

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 for evaluation and acceptance.            

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

We currently are receiving proposals for our 2009 programs in the Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam (Bangladesh is still being arranged).  The proposal submission form is on this website (see the navigation bar above left to find the page).

Proposals, questions, comments should be addressed to Pat Dougherty at these e-mail addresses:  pdougherty@shse.u-hyogo.ac.jp  (and) ct180@hotmail.com.





{This website includes information culled from the Teachers Helping Teachers newsletter.  If you would like to receive a hard copy of the THT Newsletter, please contact Dr. Pat Dougherty at pdougherty@shse.u-hyogo.ac.jp or dowload a copy from our THT Newsletter archives on this website -- find the link in the navigation bar above left.}

Last updated October 29, 2008

Children of the Village of Banilad welcoming THT
THT/the Philippines at Mindoro Oriental

Deadline for THT Conference Proposals:


THT/Philippines 2009: Manila Portion ~ February 20, 21, 22, 23  & Mindoro Portion ~ 24 25, 26, 27, 28,3/1, 3/2.  Proposals Due:  By December 20th, 2008

THT/Lao American College 2009:  Mini-courses March 19~21/Conference March 24~27.  Proposals Due:  By January 19th, 2009


THT/University of Hue 2009:  June 12, 13, 14.  Proposals Due:  By April 12th, 2009


THT/Bangladesh 2009: Being scheduled now, but will be either in late July or September 2009.  Proposals Due:  By May 30th, 2009

The application and application information are on this website (see the site navigator section to the left).  Or you may contact THT Coordinator Pat Dougherty at pdougherty@shse.u-hyogo.ac.jp  or ct180@hotmail.com

THT 1st Annual Meeting

On Saturday, November 1, 2008, 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m., in room 306 of the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Teachers Helping Teachers will have its first annual meeting. The meeting will be part of the JALT 2008 conference program.  The organization of the SIG will be explained, the constitution will be ratified, the 2009 schedule of THT seminars will be announced, and questions will be answered regarding the focus and themes of each program. At this time, seminars are being planned for the Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. 


This is the official website of the Teachers Helping Teachers Newsletter, created and edited by Dr. Pat Dougherty.  All questions may be addressed to Pat at pdougherty@shse.u-hyogo.ac.jp.

Teachers Helping Teachers is dedicated to the aid and assistance of fellow educators and students in the developing countries of the Asia Pacific region.