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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 234 467 700 933 1327 1770 2654 3348 4184
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 461 861 1262 1662 2391 3168 4722 6085 7591
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 461 861 1262 1662 2391 3168 4722 6085 7591
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 425 789 1154 1519 2176 2881 4292 5511 6874
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 503 945 1387 1829 2642 3503 5224 6755 8428
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 509 957 1405 1853 2678 3551 5296 6850 8548
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 287 574 861 1148 1650 2200 3300 4208 5260
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 515 969 1423 1877 2714 3599 5368 6946 8667
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 515 969 1423 1877 2714 3599 5368 6946 8667
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 479 897 1315 1734 2499 3312 4938 6372 7950
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 556 1052 1549 2045 2965 3933 5870 7615 9504
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 562 1064 1566 2069 3001 3981 5942 7711 9623
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1148 2200 3300
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1877 3599 5368
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1877 3599 5368
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1734 3312 4938
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2045 3933 5870
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2069 3981 5942
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 13/03 (12 weeks), 20/03 (12 weeks), 10/04 (8 weeks), 17/04 (8 weeks), 08/05 (4 weeks), 15/05 (4 weeks), 05/06 (12 weeks), 03/07 (8 weeks), 31/07 (4 weeks), 11/09 (12 weeks), 18/09 (12 weeks), 09/10 (8 weeks), 16/10 (8 weeks), 06/11 (4 weeks), 13/11 (4 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

  • The Cambridge courses prepare for all levels (FCE, CAE and CPE). Start dates vary according level. Please contact us for more details.
  • 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).

Exam fees:  

ca. €168, to be paid directly on arrival

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1148 2200 3300
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1877 3599 5368
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1877 3599 5368
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1734 3312 4938
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2045 3933 5870
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2069 3981 5942
Starting dates:  

advanced : 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. €180, to be paid directly on arrival

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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  
Commercial English without accommodation 473 945
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 700 1339
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 700 1339
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 664 1268
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 742 1423
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 748 1435
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1549
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2278
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2278
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2134
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2445
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2469
Starting dates:  

more advanced : 23/01, 13/03, 15/05, 03/07, 31/07, 04/09, 20/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

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

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 837 1674
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1064 2069
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1064 2069
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1029 1997
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1106 2152
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1112 2164
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1196 2391
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1423 2786
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1423 2786
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1387 2714
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1465 2869
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1471 2881
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Transfer:  

€67

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

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 of € 12 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If this letter needs to be send by express mail, the costs are approx. € 72.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 17/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/20417, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 12/07/2017, 28/07/2017 and from 25/12/2017 to 05/01/2018. Lessons are not being 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.

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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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and with 275.000 inhabitants is also it’s the biggest city. Since the Northern Ireland peace treaty in 1998, Belfast developed itself into one of the most interesting and safe cities in Europe. At the moment Belfast is working on one of its biggest projects; the establishment of The Titanic Quarter; a gigantic, luxurious commercial business area at Belfast harbour from where the infamous ship was built. All kinds of people from all over Europe come to Belfast to study English.

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