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 223 446 669 892 1058 1269 1480 1692 1903 2115 2326 2538 2600 2800 3000 3200 3400 3600 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 4715 4903 5092 5280 5469 5658 5846 6035 6223 6412 6600 6789 6978 7166 7355 7543
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 412 766 1120 1475 1772 2115 2458 2800 3143 3486 3829 4172 4366 4698 5029 5360 5692 6023 6355 6686 7018 7349 7680 8012 8058 8378 8698 9018 9338 9658 9978 10298 10618 10938 11258 11578 11898 12218 12538 12858
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 486 915 1343 1772 2143 2560 2978 3395 3812 4229 4646 5063 5332 5738 6143 6549 6955 7360 7766 8172 8578 8983 9389 9795 9915 10309 10703 11098 11492 11886 12280 12675 13069 13463 13858 14252 14646 15040 15435 15829
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 452 846 1240 1635 1972 2355 2738 3120 3503 3886 4269 4652 4886 5258 5629 6000 6372 6743 7115 7486 7858 8229 8600 8972 9058 9418 9778 10138 10498 10858 11218 11578 11938 12298 12658 13018 13378 13738 14098 14458
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 452 846 1240 1635 1972 2355 2738 3120 3503 3886 4269 4652 4886 5258 5629 6000 6372 6743 7115 7486 7858 8229 8600 8972 9058 9418 9778 10138 10498 10858 11218 11578 11938 12298 12658 13018 13378 13738 14098 14458
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 492 926 1360 1795 2172 2595 3018 3440 3863 4286 4709 5132 5406 5818 6229 6640 7052 7463 7875 8286 8698 9109 9520 9932 10058 10458 10858 11258 11658 12058 12458 12858 13258 13658 14058 14458 14858 15258 15658 16058
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 498 938 1378 1818 2200 2629 3058 3486
  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 275 549 823 1098 1315 1578 1840 2103 2366 2629 2892 3155 3269 3520 3772 4023 4275 4526 4778 5029 5280 5532 5783 6035 6000 6240 6480 6720 6960 7200 7440 7680 7920 8160 8400 8640 8880 9120 9360 9600
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 463 869 1275 1680 2029 2423 2818 3212 3606 4000 4395 4789 5035 5418 5800 6183 6566 6949 7332 7715 8098 8480 8863 9246 9343 9715 10086 10458 10829 11200 11572 11943 12315 12686 13058 13429 13800 14172 14543 14915
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 538 1018 1498 1978 2400 2869 3338 3806 4275 4743 5212 5680 6000 6458 6915 7372 7829 8286 8743 9200 9658 10115 10572 11029 11200 11646 12092 12538 12983 13429 13875 14320 14766 15212 15658 16103 16549 16995 17440 17886
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 503 949 1395 1840 2229 2663 3098 3532 3966 4400 4835 5269 5555 5978 6400 6823 7246 7669 8092 8515 8938 9360 9783 10206 10343 10755 11166 11578 11989 12400 12812 13223 13635 14046 14458 14869 15280 15692 16103 16515
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 503 949 1395 1840 2229 2663 3098 3532 3966 4400 4835 5269 5555 5978 6400 6823 7246 7669 8092 8515 8938 9360 9783 10206 10343 10755 11166 11578 11989 12400 12812 13223 13635 14046 14458 14869 15280 15692 16103 16515
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 543 1029 1515 2000 2429 2903 3378 3852 4326 4800 5275 5749 6075 6538 7000 7463 7926 8389 8852 9315 9778 10240 10703 11166 11343 11795 12246 12698 13149 13600 14052 14503 14955 15406 15858 16309 16760 17212 17663 18115
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 549 1040 1532 2023 2458 2938 3418 3898
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:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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 1098 2103 3155
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1680 3212 4789
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1978 3806 5680
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1840 3532 5269
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1840 3532 5269
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2000 3852 5749
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2023 3898
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. €183, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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 1098 2103 3155
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1680 3212 4789
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1978 3806 947
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1840 3532 5269
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1840 3532 5269
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2000 3852 5749
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2023 3898
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. €189, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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 452 903 1355 1806
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 640 1223 1806 2389
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 715 1372 2029 2686
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 680 1303 1926 2549
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 680 1303 1926 2549
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 720 1383 2046 2709
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 726 1395 2063 2732
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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 1480
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2063
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2360
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2223
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2223
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2383
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2406
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:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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 800 1600
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 989 1920
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1063 2069
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1029 2000
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1029 2000
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1069 2080
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1075 2092
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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 1143 2286
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1332 2606
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1406 2755
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1372 2686
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1372 2686
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1412 2766
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1418 2778
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€64

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 € 29 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. € 69.

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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