Philippines Study Tour 2024 and THT 2024 in the Philippines

A small group of students from Konan, Hirao School of Management, and I will travel to the Philippines for a study tour/fieldwork (schedule below).

Date Activities
2/11 (Sun) KIX (20:15) – MNL (23:50) Airport to Antipolo
2/12 (Mon) Antipolo (05:00) – Pier 1 (09:30) Boat to Cebu
2/13 (Tue) Lunch/Check-in by 14:00. Company Visit (18:00 – 20:00)
2/14 (Wed) A.M. Company Visit, P.M. Mactan Island
2/15 (Thu) Day Trip – Bohol
2/16 (Fri A.M. UP Cebu High School, P.M. Rise Up
2/17 (Sat) A.M. Check Out. P.M. THT Event (UP Cebu)
2/18 (Sun) Company Visits, Intramuros
2/19  (Mon) Antipolo to Urdaneta, Urdaneta City University, Company Visit, Sightseeing. Urdaneta to Antipolo
2/20 (Tue) Antipolo to Airport

A big shout out to our main host, Dr. April Alcazar for her time and efforts in planning and hosting us. Along the way, we will meet up with delegates from Teachings Helping Teachers (THT) for a one-day seminar and workshops (see schedule below) at the University of the Philippines Cebu. We wish to thank Dr. Aurelio Vilbar and his graduate students for their help in organizing the conference.

Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) 2024 in the Philippines

 University of the Philippines Cebu

Conference Theme: Teaching, Researching and Learning Languages with AI 

Teachers Helping Teachers is delighted to announce a one-day program in the Philippines on February 17, 2024. This event will be hosted by the University of Philippines Cebu Ugnayan ng Pahinungod at the UP Cebu Professional Schools Campus, SRP, Cebu City (7V8F+QCV, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines) as follows:


Schedule (Draft)

February 17 (Saturday)
1:00 – 1:30   Registration
1:30 – 2:00   Opening Ceremony (Introduction to Delegates)
2:00 – 2:45   Plenary Panel Discussion (Teaching & Learning with AI)
2:45 – 4:00   Parallel Sessions
4:15 – 16:45   Closing Ceremony & Awarding of Certificates


PanelistsAurelio Vilbar (UP Cebu), Brent Jones (Konan University), Michael Furmanovsky (Ryukoku University), Eric Gondree (Chukyo University), April Amihan Alcazar (University City University)

Parallel Sessions

Room Speaker Title
01 Brent Jones COILing for Humanity, Intercultural Sensitivity, and Communicative Competence
02 Michael Furmanovsky Understanding the EFL-related Background and Profile of Japanese and Korean Students in Philippine EFL Language Schools
03 Eric Gondree EFL Students and Historical Thinking
04 April Alcazar Sustainable Overseas Service Learning Projects