IH Torun International Teacher Training Day

Torun, Poland
21 April 2018

The annual IH Toruń International Teacher Training Day is back for 2018! 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 delivering two workshops: "10 game-like activities to get your students speaking" and "10 ways to add visual impact with National Geographic" as well as the main plenary entitled "Personalisation in an Impersonal World". John will be sponsored by National Geographic Learning.

This year the event will be extra special as it will commemorate the 25th anniversary of International House Toruń. To celebrate a quarter of a century in style the main plenary will be held this year in the historic Town Hall of Toruń, right in the old market square. 

To mark the occasion, there will be workshops led by former IH Toruń teachers such as Tim Brombley, Lisko MacMillan, Tom MacMillan, Richard Mason and Ross Mulkern as well as teachers coming from schools in Portugal, Romania, Ukraine and from all across Poland. Confirmed speakers include Edite Abrantes (IH Porto), Ela Chudoba (IH Bielsko Biała), Sandy Millin (IH Bydgoszcz), Alina Rosu (IH Bucharest), Matthew Siegal (Cambridge Assessment English), Glenn Standish (IH Toruń) and Beccy Wigglesworth (International House World Organisation). 

The sessions will cover many topics such as giving feedback more effectively, spicing up homework, working under pressure, making English real in the classroom, exploiting songs, assessing students' writing and dealing with cultural awareness in the classroom. 

The event will end with a fun social evening in a local bar where you can mingle and network with other like-minded EFL teachers.

Here is what happened last year!

"We had workshops, exchanges, professional learning, a lot of fun and a seriously good party …. This is a great way for IH to engage with the world and make a contribution, here and elsewhere. And Torun is a lovely small and ancient town.”

By Adrian Underhill, 2017