Welcome Message

Greetings and best wishes from the organizers at THT.

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 workshops that exhibit practical, student and teacher-friendly approaches to language education that are informed by current research in the field.

Since inception, we have given well-received seminars in Bangladesh (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2112), Vietnam (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Laos (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), the Philippines (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), and most recently in Kyrgyzstan (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Future plans include repeat visits to all of these countries and expansion to other areas where we are needed.

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 (usually 3 or more) on topics of interest to teachers in the host countries.

Applicants 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.

We now have an online submission form for proposals. Please be sure to include which seminar you are submitting the proposal for.

Submitting to The Teachers Helping Teachers Journal Volume 1 2013

Deadline for emailing an intent to submit a paper (please include a provisional title and subject area): Friday 15th March 2013

Deadline for submitting full paper for peer review: Wednesday 15th May 2013

We are excited to announce a new development in the Teachers Helping Teachers SIG. From this year the annual THT Proceedings will become the Teachers Helping Teachers Journal (provisional title), an anonymously peer-reviewed journal comprising research articles, reports and lesson plans, and we are now inviting submissions. The date for publication is 1st October 2013 so that authors can collect their complimentary copies at the JALT National Conference and copies can be sold to support the work of the SIG. Please note that this invitation is not restricted to people who have been part of a THT event this year.

We welcome submissions of materials concerned with all aspects of language education. Submissions of a practical nature (including lesson plans, activity ideas etc.) are particularly welcomed.

The journal will be divided into:

Feature Articles (more than 2000 words with a well-constructed theoretical base) and

Forum: Perspectives and Reviews (less than 2000 words, largely based on opinion and/or experience).

If you are unsure of the status of your submission, or want advice, please contact us.

Style Guidelines

-Papers should be submitted as an attachment by email to both of the addresses at the bottom of this page.

-Word documents (Times New Roman, 12 point) are preferred.

-Submissions should basically follow APA style, but authors are strongly advised to look at the most recent issue (2011 Proceedings) of the journal for the correct style (see http://tht-japan.org/proceedings/). Please note that an abstract is also required, while footnotes are strongly discouraged.

-Titles should be divided into a maximum of three levels.

When submitting please include:

(a) email contact details and a postal address

(b) affiliation

(c) the name and date of the THT event if you attended one, and

(d) a biographical statement (max. 100 words).

The editors will acknowledge receipt of all submissions. Submissions are subject to a blind peer-review process by at least two anonymous reviewers after which the editors will make their decision known to the authors by email. Authors should hear back from the editors around the middle of July.

Deadlines

Deadline for emailing an intent to submit a paper (please include a provisional title and subject area): Friday 15th March 2013 Deadline for submitting full paper for peer review: Wednesday 15th May 2013

Kind regards,

Brent A. Jones bjones@yahoo.com

Richard Silver richinwit@gmail.com

The Teachers Helping Teachers Journal Co-Editors

Questions, comments should be addressed to Joe Tomei at tomeiter@gmail.com