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 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
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Intensive without accommodation 245 489 734 978 1160 1391 1623 1855 2087 2319 2550 2782 2851 3070 3290 3509 3728 3947 4167 4386 4605 4825 5044 5263 5169 5376 5583 5789 5996 6203 6410 6616 6823 7030 7237 7443 7650 7857 8064 8270
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 452 840 1228 1617 1943 2319 2694 3070 3446 3822 4198 4574 4787 5150 5514 5877 6240 6604 6967 7331 7694 8057 8421 8784 8834 9185 9536 9887 10238 10588 10939 11290 11641 11992 12343 12694 13044 13395 13746 14097
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 533 1003 1473 1943 2350 2807 3265 3722 4179 4637 5094 5551 5846 6291 6735 7180 7625 8070 8515 8960 9404 9849 10294 10739 10870 11303 11735 12167 12600 13032 13464 13896 14329 14761 15193 15626 16058 16490 16922 17355
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 495 928 1360 1792 2162 2582 3001 3421 3841 4261 4680 5100 5357 5764 6172 6579 6986 7393 7800 8208 8615 9022 9429 9837 9931 10325 10720 11115 11509 11904 12299 12694 13088 13483 13878 14272 14667 15062 15456 15851
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 495 928 1360 1792 2162 2582 3001 3421 3841 4261 4680 5100 5357 5764 6172 6579 6986 7393 7800 8208 8615 9022 9429 9837 9931 10325 10720 11115 11509 11904 12299 12694 13088 13483 13878 14272 14667 15062 15456 15851
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 539 1015 1492 1968 2381 2845 3308 3772 4236 4699 5163 5627 5927 6378 6829 7280 7732 8183 8634 9085 9536 9987 10438 10889 11027 11466 11904 12343 12781 13220 13658 14097 14535 14974 15413 15851 16290 16728 17167 17605
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 571 1078 1586 2093 2538 3033 3528 4023
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Intensive without accommodation 301 602 903 1203 1441 1730 2018 2306 2594 2882 3171 3459 3584 3860 4135 4411 4687 4962 5238 5514 5789 6065 6341 6616 6579 6842 7105 7368 7631 7894 8158 8421 8684 8947 9210 9473 9736 10000 10263 10526
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 508 953 1398 1842 2225 2657 3089 3521 3954 4386 4818 5251 5520 5940 6360 6779 7199 7619 8039 8458 8878 9298 9718 10137 10244 10651 11058 11466 11873 12280 12687 13094 13502 13909 14316 14723 15131 15538 15945 16352
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 589 1116 1642 2168 2632 3146 3659 4173 4687 5200 5714 6228 6579 7080 7581 8082 8584 9085 9586 10087 10588 11090 11591 12092 12280 12769 13257 13746 14235 14723 15212 15701 16189 16678 17167 17655 18144 18633 19121 19610
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 552 1040 1529 2018 2444 2920 3396 3872 4348 4825 5301 5777 6090 6554 7017 7481 7945 8408 8872 9335 9799 10263 10726 11190 11340 11791 12242 12694 13145 13596 14047 14498 14949 15400 15851 16302 16753 17204 17655 18107
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 552 1040 1529 2018 2444 2920 3396 3872 4348 4825 5301 5777 6090 6554 7017 7481 7945 8408 8872 9335 9799 10263 10726 11190 11340 11791 12242 12694 13145 13596 14047 14498 14949 15400 15851 16302 16753 17204 17655 18107
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 596 1128 1661 2193 2663 3183 3703 4223 4743 5263 5783 6303 6660 7168 7675 8183 8690 9198 9705 10213 10720 11227 11735 12242 12437 12932 13427 13921 14416 14911 15406 15901 16396 16891 17386 17881 18376 18871 19366 19861
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 627 1191 1755 2319 2820 3371 3922 4474
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:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1203 2306 3459
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1842 3521 5251
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2168 4173 6228
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2018 3872 5777
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2018 3872 5777
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2193 4223 6303
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2319 4474
Starting dates:  

elementary : (4 weeks): 23/03, 18/05, 25/05, 03/08, 09/11, 16/11. (8 weeks): 24/02, 20/04, 27/04, 06/07, 12/10, 19/10. (12 weeks): 27/01, 23/03, 30/03, 08/06, 14/09, 21/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

  • The Cambridge course prices do not include the exam fee (approx. € 188)
  • 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 weeks: 23/03/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/08/2020, 16/11/2020
8 weeks: 24/02/2020, 27/04/2020, 06/07/2020, 19/10/2020
12 weeks: 27/01/2020, 30/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 21/09/2020

CAE starting dates::
4 weeks: 23/03/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/08/2020, 09/11/2020
8 weeks: 24/02/2020, 27/04/2020, 06/07/2020, 12/10/2020
12 weeks: 27/01/2020, 30/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 14/09/2020

CPE starting dates::
4 weeks: 18/05/2020, 09/11/2020
8 weeks: 20/04/2020, 12/10/2020
12 weeks: 23/03/2020, 14/09/2020

Exam fees:  

ca. €201, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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  
IELTS Exam without accommodation 1203 2306 3459
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1842 3521 5251
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2168 4173 6228
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2018 3872 5777
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2018 3872 5777
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2193 4223 6303
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2319 4474
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. €207, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 495 990 1485 1980
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 702 1341 1980 2619
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 784 1504 2225 2945
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 746 1429 2112 2795
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 746 1429 2112 2795
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 790 1517 2243 2970
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 821 1579 2337 3095
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1748
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2387
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2713
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2563
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2563
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2738
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2864
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 13/01, 10/02, 09/03, 20/04, 18/05, 15/06, 20/07, 17/08, 14/09, 12/10, 09/11

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:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 878 1755
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1084 2106
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1166 2268
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1128 2193
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1128 2193
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1172 2281
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1203 2344
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1254 2507
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1460 2857
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1542 3020
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1504 2945
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1504 2945
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1548 3033
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1579 3095
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€70

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 € 32 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. € 76.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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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