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International House Toruń

15 Legionów

87-100 Toruń


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The IH Toruń Teacher Training Day is back for 2018! The event which is very much for English teachers by English teachers has become an annual date to mark in your calendars! This time we are very pleased to welcome John Hughes as our main plenary speaker. John is the author of ETPedia and the coursebooks Life and Spotlight on First. John will be sponsored by National Geographic Learning.

John Hughes

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of IH Toruń. So this year to celebrate a quarter of a century in style the main plenary and celebrations will take place in the historic Town Hall of Toruń, right in the heart of the Old Town. The workshops in the first half of the day will continue to be at the school itself - International House Toruń. The event will end with a fun social evening in beautiful Toruń where you can mingle and network with other like-minded EFL teachers.

Town Hall

25th anniversary

IH Toruń International Teacher Training Day 2018

Confirmed speakers 2018

  • Edite Abrantes

    Edite Abrantes

    International House Porto

  • Tim Brombley

    Tim Brombley

    Freelance, Toruń

  • Ela Chudoba

    Ela Chudoba

    International House Bielsko Biała

  • Kenny Graham

    Kenny Graham

    Freelance, Bydgoszcz

  • John Hughes

    John Hughes

    National Geographic Learning

  • Helen Rountree and Rose Lewis

    Helen Rountree and Rose Lewis

    International House Bydgoszcz

  • Lisko MacMillan

    Lisko MacMillan

    Freelance, Bydgoszcz

  • Tom MacMillan

    Tom MacMillan

    Freelance, Bydgoszcz

  • Iza Mania

    Iza Mania


  • Richard Mason

    Richard Mason

    International House Wrocław

  • Sandy Millin

    Sandy Millin

    International House Bydgoszcz

  • Ross Mulkern

    Ross Mulkern

    Freelance, Katowice

  • Edyta Pikulska

    Edyta Pikulska

    Oxford Station Akademia

  • Alina Rosu

    Alina Rosu

    International House Bucharest

  • Matthew Siegal

    Matthew Siegal

    Cambridge Assessment English

  • Natalia Skrzyniarz

    Natalia Skrzyniarz

    Freelance, Bydgoszcz

  • Jaco Snyman

    Jaco Snyman

    Paderewski Schools Lublin

  • Glenn Standish

    Glenn Standish

    International House Toruń

  • Beata Trapnell

    Beata Trapnell

    Empik School

  • Beccy Wigglesworth

    Beccy Wigglesworth

    International House World Organisation


60PLN per person for non-IH teachers. Choose the non-IH teacher option.

Once you have registered, then please send a bank transfer to:

International House Toruń sp. z o.o. sp. k. Szkoła Języka Angielskiego, ul. Legionów 15, 87-100 Toruń, PKO BP 85 1020 5011 0000 9702 0137 6698

In the transfer title box please write: "IH Toruń Teacher Training Day".

Free for IH teachers


Do you need to be a teacher at an IH school in Poland?

No, the event is open to ALL English language teachers from any school worldwide. In the past, we have also had many local non-IH teachers of English and local state school teachers. There is a small fee of 60PLN for non-IH teachers.

What are my transport options getting to the event?

Toruń is situated in north-central Poland. Bydgoszcz airport (BZG) is 45 mins away by car or bus. Gdańsk airport (GDN) and Poznan airport (POZ) are both 2 hrs away with good train and bus connections. Warsaw has two airports. The main one is Warsaw Okęcie (WAW) and there is also Warsaw Modlin (WMI) which serves low-cost airlines. Warsaw is about 3hrs from Toruń by bus or train. offers good, cheap coach connections from many cities to Toruń. Advance booking is essential via their website.

PKP trains are now very modern and comfortable and you can book online in English!

What are the accommodation options in Toruń?

Although, it's a whole-day event it's best to stay overnight as there will also be a social event in the evening at a local bar. To help you, we’ve teamed up with some local hotels and by e-mailing and quoting “International House Toruń” you are entitled to a special discounted rate at the following prices:

Hotel Pod Orłem ***

Single room – 105PLN/ per room without breakfast

Twin room – 160PLN/ per room without breakfast

Breakfast is an extra charge of 21PLN per person.

Hotel Solaris ***

Single room – 190 PLN/ per room without breakfast or 220 PLN/ per room with breakfast

Twin room – 210 PLN/ per room without breakfast or 270 PLN/ per room with breakfast.

Double room for single use - 210 PLN/ per room without breakfast or 240 PLN/ per room with breakfast.

Hotel Filmar ****

Single room – 170 PLN/per room with breakfast

Double room – 200 PLN/per room with breakfast

Hotel Nicolaus ****

Single room – 290PLN/ per room with breakfast

Double room – 350PLN/ per room with breakfast

What are the nearest car parks to the venues?

The event is divided into 2 venues. The main venue (where the workshops take place) is International House (ul. Legionów 15). There are no parking spaces directly at the school. However, you can park around the corner in ul. Bawarczyków or at the car park behind Cinema City (Czerwona Droga). In the afternoon, we will all move to the Town Hall of Toruń which is situated right in the middle of the Old Market Square. Most of the old town is pedestrianised but paid parking is available in the car park of CSW at Wały Generała Władysława Sikorskiego 15.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

There's no need to print out your ticket as your details will already be registered. Please just bring a pen, notebook and ideas!

How do I sign up for the different workshops?

You sign up for the workshops on the day. Once you have registered, go up to the 1st floor. There you will find the sign up sheets in the corridor. Due to limited space, the workshops are on a first come, first served basis.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

Yes, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance. This will be given at the end of the plenary session.

Will there be catering at the event?

Participants will be welcomed with pizza upon arrival (and there'll be a fresh batch of pizza delivered during the lunch break). There will also be tea, coffee and soft drinks available. After the plenary (approx. 18.30), participants can disperse independently to local restaurants before the big social party in the evening. This year we have teamed up with a few local restaurants to offer our participants a special discount off the menu. For more information, please see the programme on the day.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Glenn Standish (IH Toruń Director of Studies) direct at

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