Language course English in Belfast

IH Belfast

Our partner school, International House Belfast, is located in the same area as the university, at University street which is about 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. The school is located in a lively area with lots of shops, restaurants and bars, which caters mainly for students, since they counter for a large majority of Belfast’s inhabitants. The lessons take place in a 4-storey Victorian building.  At the school you will find a perfect balance between professionalism and personal contact between students and teachers.

Key features of our partner English school in Belfast:

  • 12 classrooms
  • Library
  • Multimedia room
  • Kitchen
  • Large garden
  • Computer room with WIFI (throughout the school building)
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Student's View

International House organises a wide selection of activity programmes with the objective of helping students to use and practice their English in ‘real life’ situations. Example activities include:

  • Welcome party at the school for new students
  • Guided city tour
  • Weekend excursions
  • Sports including cycling, fishing, golf, tennis and hiking

Intensive

The intensive English course in Belfast consists of 20 or 25 lessons per week of General English which focusses on essential points of language such as grammar, vocabulary, conversation, listening and writing.

You need a minimum age of 17 years to take part in the program.

* Intensive Course schedule: Monday to Friday 9.00 -13.00 (in the case of 25 weekly lessons until 14.00)

* The course schedule is subject to change.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks 37 weeks 38 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 236 472 708 944 1119 1343 1567 1790 2014 2238 2461 2685 2752 2963 3175 3387 3598 3810 4021 4233 4445 4656 4868 5080 4989 5188 5388 5587 5787 5987 6186 6386 6585 6785 6984 7184 7383 7583 7782 7982
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 436 811 1186 1560 1875 2238 2600 2963 3326 3689 4052 4414 4620 4971 5321 5672 6023 6374 6724 7075 7426 7776 8127 8478 8526 8865 9203 9542 9880 10219 10558 10896 11235 11574 11912 12251 12589 12928 13267 13605
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 514 968 1421 1875 2268 2709 3151 3592 4034 4475 4916 5358 5642 6071 6500 6930 7359 7788 8218 8647 9076 9506 9935 10364 10491 10908 11326 11743 12160 12577 12994 13412 13829 14246 14663 15080 15498 15915 16332 16749
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 478 895 1313 1730 2087 2492 2897 3302 3707 4112 4517 4922 5170 5563 5956 6349 6742 7135 7528 7921 8314 8707 9100 9494 9584 9965 10346 10727 11108 11489 11870 12251 12632 13013 13394 13774 14155 14536 14917 15298
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 478 895 1313 1730 2087 2492 2897 3302 3707 4112 4517 4922 5170 5563 5956 6349 6742 7135 7528 7921 8314 8707 9100 9494 9584 9965 10346 10727 11108 11489 11870 12251 12632 13013 13394 13774 14155 14536 14917 15298
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 520 980 1440 1899 2298 2746 3193 3640 4088 4535 4983 5430 5720 6156 6591 7027 7462 7897 8333 8768 9203 9639 10074 10509 10642 11066 11489 11912 12335 12759 13182 13605 14028 14452 14875 15298 15721 16145 16568 16991
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 527 992 1458 1923 2328 2782 3235 3689
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks 37 weeks 38 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 291 581 871 1161 1391 1669 1947 2226 2504 2782 3060 3338 3459 3725 3991 4257 4523 4789 5055 5321 5587 5854 6120 6386 6349 6603 6857 7111 7365 7619 7873 8127 8381 8635 8889 9143 9397 9651 9905 10159
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 490 920 1349 1778 2147 2564 2981 3399 3816 4233 4650 5067 5327 5733 6138 6543 6948 7353 7758 8163 8568 8974 9379 9784 9887 10280 10673 11066 11459 11852 12245 12638 13031 13424 13817 14210 14603 14996 15389 15782
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 569 1077 1585 2093 2540 3036 3532 4027 4523 5019 5515 6011 6349 6833 7317 7800 8284 8768 9252 9735 10219 10703 11187 11670 11852 12323 12795 13267 13738 14210 14681 15153 15625 16096 16568 17040 17511 17983 18454 18926
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 533 1004 1476 1947 2359 2818 3278 3737 4197 4656 5116 5575 5878 6325 6773 7220 7667 8115 8562 9010 9457 9905 10352 10800 10945 11380 11815 12251 12686 13121 13557 13992 14427 14863 15298 15734 16169 16604 17040 17475
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 533 1004 1476 1947 2359 2818 3278 3737 4197 4656 5116 5575 5878 6325 6773 7220 7667 8115 8562 9010 9457 9905 10352 10800 10945 11380 11815 12251 12686 13121 13557 13992 14427 14863 15298 15734 16169 16604 17040 17475
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 575 1089 1603 2117 2570 3072 3574 4076 4578 5080 5581 6083 6428 6918 7407 7897 8387 8877 9367 9856 10346 10836 11326 11815 12003 12480 12958 13436 13914 14391 14869 15347 15824 16302 16780 17257 17735 18213 18690 19168
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 581 1101 1621 2141 2600 3108 3616 4124
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

This course requires a minimum level of A2.

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

Cambridge Exam

During this 4, 8 or 12-week course you will be prepared for the Cambridge exam (FCE, CAE or CPE). On arrival you will determine, together with the school, which level you will take of the exam. The course consists of 25 hours per week, 20 lessons of General English and 5 lessons of exam preparation.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1161 2226 3338
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1778 3399 5067
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2093 4027 6011
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1947 3737 5575
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1947 3737 5575
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2117 4076 6083
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2141 4124
Starting dates:  

elementary : 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 03/06, 01/07, 29/07, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

  • The Cambridge course prices do not include the exam fee
  • Some Cambridge courses might need an extra night of accommodation due to the exam date. The extra accommodation is not included (price on request).

The Cambridge courses prepare for all levels (FCE, CAE and CPE). Start dates vary according level:

FCE starting dates:
4 WKS: 13/05/2019, 29/07/2019, 18/11/2019
8 WKS: 15/04/2019, 01/07/2019, 21/10/2019
12 WKS: 18/03/2019, 03/06/2019, 23/09/2019

CAE starting dates:
4 WKS: 06/05/2019, 29/07/2019, 11/11/2019
8 WKS: 08/04/2019, 01/07/2019, 14/10/2019
12 WKS: 11/03/2019, 03/06/2019, 16/09/2019

CPE starting dates:
4 WKS 20/05/2019, 04/11/2019
8 WKS 22/04/2019, 07/10/2019
12 WKS 25/03/2019, 09/09/2019

Exam fees:  

ca. €194, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

IELTS Exam

During this 4, 8 or 12 week course you will be prepared for the IELTS exam. You will need a basic level of English for the IELTS course, which is a level B2 according to the European reference for languages. The course consists of 25 hours per week, 20 lessons of General English and 5 lessons of exam preparation.

For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS Exam without accommodation 1161 2226 3338
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1778 3399 5067
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2093 4027 1002
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1947 3737 5575
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1947 3737 5575
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2117 4076 6083
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2141 4124
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Please contact us for IELTS exam dates to coordinate the course starting date. IH Belfast does not have in-house examination for the IELTS exam; the exam will take place at another school in Belfast.

Prices do not include examination fees, to be paid on location.

Exam fees:  

ca. €200, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

Commercial English

The Commercial English course in Belfast combines an intensive course of 20 lessons with 5 private lessons which can focuss on for example real life business scenarios such as: presentations , telephoning and conference calls, meetings and negotiations, writing emails and reports and social networking.
The intensive nature of the private lessons ables you to develop more confidence and to make fast progress. 

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 478 956 1434 1911
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 678 1294 1911 2528
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 756 1452 2147 2842
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 720 1379 2038 2697
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 720 1379 2038 2697
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 762 1464 2165 2867
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 768 1476 2183 2891
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

Teachers Course

This course is designed for students who would like to work abroad as an English teacher. During this 4 week course you will be prepared for the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), which is certified by Cambridge University. The course price includes the exam fees.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
Teachers Course without accommodation 1567
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2183
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2498
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2353
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2353
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2522
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2546
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 21/01, 11/03, 29/04, 03/06, 01/07, 29/07, 02/09, 07/10, 11/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

The price of the teacher course includes the University of Cambridge registration fee (for CELTA qualification)

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

Duo Course

This is a course where the participants define their objectives to create an individual programme adapted to their level and learning pace. It is a class for two students. This course can only be booked by two people who travel together and have the same level of English.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 2 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Duo Course without accommodation 847 1694
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1047 2032
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1125 2189
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1089 2117
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1089 2117
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1131 2201
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1137 2214
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

One-to-One

The one-to-one English course is a great way of improving quickly. Along with an experienced native teacher, the classes are adapted to suit the needs of the student and give them the opportunity to choose something in particular that they would like to study. The number of lessons can also be adapted to suit the student, but are normally 20 per week.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1210 2419
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1409 2758
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1488 2915
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1452 2842
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1452 2842
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1494 2927
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1500 2939
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€67

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Belfast between 08.00 and 22.00 hours.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course material
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee for the letter of acceptance may be applied. If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 73.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

Shared Apartment

The shared apartments are located in a newly built block of apartments and is situated in a quiet street just around the corner from the language school (Sandhurst House). It is an ideal location, as it is only a few seconds away from the school and at the same time near the University District, which is full of shops, bars, restaurants, etc. The city centre and all main bus stations and train stations are within walking distance.

The building is completely new and finished to a very high standard and consists of various 2 bedroom apartments (including fridge, washing machine, TV, oven and dishwasher).

The building also has wi-fi and is a non-smoking accommodation.

Your stay will be in a single room and you will share the apartment with 1 other student. The common areas such as the toilet, kitchen and living room are shared. Each student will have its own shower. The language school always tries to match stays for students who speak different languages.

Host Family

Share in the daily life and experiences of an English-speaking family: a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local life, and practise your English in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Students can stay in a single room with bed and breakfast or half board.

Executive Host Family

Share in the daily life and experiences of an English-speaking family: a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local life, and practise your English in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Students can stay in a single room with bed and breakfast or half board. In case of a stay in an executive host family you will have your own bathroom.

Summer residence

In July and August you can stay in a single-room at the Queen's Elms University Halls of Residence. The residence is located in a nice student area less than 20 minutes walking distance from the school. The residence is, futher, located close to the vibrant Lisburn Road, which is full of shops, cafés and restaurants. Botanic avenue, which is a local student hotspot, is also a mere 20 minute walk away.

All bedrooms have full access to fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each hall has a comfortable common room and fully equipped laundry facilities.

Single-use apartment

The single use apartments are located in the same building as the shared apartments. It is a newly built block of apartments and is situated in a quiet street just around the corner from the language school (Sandhurst House). It is an ideal location, as it is only a few seconds away from the school and at the same time near the University District, which is full of shops, bars, restaurants, etc. The city centre and all main bus stations and train stations are within walking distance.

The building is completely new and finished to a very high standard. The single use apartments are organized in one bedroom apartments for single and double occupancy. The apartments are , fully furnished a fully equipped kitchen, including fridge, washing machine, oven and dishwasher, oone toilet, one shower room and a lounge with tv.

The single use apartments for two are only meant for two persons travelling together as the bedroom has a double bed.

The building also has wi-fi and is a non-smoking accommodation.

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