Teachers Helping Teachers Seminar & In-Service Program: Philippines 2011

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Teachers Helping Teachers (THT)
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Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) is calling for Abstracts for the organization's seminar-workshop series to be held in the Philippines from February 17 through February 25, 2011. THT is an organization committed to training teachers in developing countries. If accepted, you will be training mostly local junior high and high school teachers in methodologies and strategies for teaching English as a Foreign Language in Manila (February 19-20). You will do this in three separate seminars or workshops, each of which will be repeated twice to groups of 50 teachers. A Master degree in TESOL, TEFOL, or Education is required for all presenters submitting proposals. THT needs at least 20 volunteer teachers, each willing to give three different presentations.

The seminar-workshop series is followed by a three-day in-service teaching program on the island of Mindolo at two separate elementary schools. On Mindolo you will be teaching English to children at an elementary school in a small town called Calipan, and again at an indigenous tribal village called Banilad.

The in-service program needs volunteer teachers who will be paired to teach various curriculum areas in English such as Physical Education, Science, Reading, Music, Writing, and Mathematics. Volunteers will teach four subjects each day and enjoy an opportunity to experience the tribal life of village students. Those without prior experience teaching young children will be paired up with experienced teachers. All are welcome to join this in-service portion, regardless of degree.

The deadline for the three separate abstracts is December 1, 2010. If accepted, the deadline for payment of the registration fee is December 31, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be December 15, 2010.

Please refer to the THT homepage for information on registration fees, which cover all transportation (excluding airfare), food, and lodging expenses. Please also refer to prior calls for abstracts on our homepage [http://tht-japan.org] for an idea of various teaching proposals.

For more information, contact THT President Dr. Peter John Wanner at tht@jalt.org.