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 2018

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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 234 467 700 933 1106 1327 1549 1770 1991 2212 2433 2654 2720 2929 3138 3348 3557 3766 3975 4184 4394 4603 4812 5021 4932 5129 5326 5523 5720 5918 6115 6312 6509 6707 6904 7101 7298 7496 7693 7890
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 461 861 1262 1662 2003 2391 2780 3168 3557 3945 4334 4722 4955 5332 5709 6085 6462 6838 7215 7591 7968 8344 8721 9098 9175 9540 9904 10269 10634 10998 11363 11727 12092 12457 12821 13186 13550 13915 14280 14644
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 461 861 1262 1662 2003 2391 2780 3168 3557 3945 4334 4722 4955 5332 5709 6085 6462 6838 7215 7591 7968 8344 8721 9098 9175 9540 9904 10269 10634 10998 11363 11727 12092 12457 12821 13186 13550 13915 14280 14644
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 425 789 1154 1519 1823 2176 2529 2881 3234 3587 3939 4292 4489 4830 5171 5511 5852 6193 6533 6874 7215 7555 7896 8237 8279 8607 8936 9265 9594 9922 10251 10580 10909 11237 11566 11895 12223 12552 12881 13210
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 503 945 1387 1829 2212 2642 3073 3503 3933 4364 4794 5224 5499 5918 6336 6755 7173 7591 8010 8428 8846 9265 9683 10102 10221 10628 11034 11440 11847 12253 12660 13066 13473 13879 14286 14692 15098 15505 15911 16318
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 473 885 1298 1710 2063 2463 2863 3264
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 509 957 1405 1853 2242 2678 3115 3551 3987 4423 4860 5296 5577 6001 6426 6850 7275 7699 8123 8548 8972 9396 9821 10245 10371 10783 11195 11608 12020 12433 12845 13258 13670 14082 14495 14907 15320 15732 16144 16557
  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 287 574 861 1148 1375 1650 1925 2200 2475 2750 3025 3300 3419 3682 3945 4208 4471 4734 4997 5260 5523 5786 6049 6312 6276 6527 6778 7029 7280 7532 7783 8034 8285 8536 8787 9038 9289 9540 9791 10042
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 515 969 1423 1877 2272 2714 3156 3599 4041 4483 4926 5368 5655 6085 6515 6946 7376 7806 8237 8667 9098 9528 9958 10389 10520 10938 11357 11775 12194 12612 13030 13449 13867 14286 14704 15122 15541 15959 16378 16796
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 515 969 1423 1877 2272 2714 3156 3599 4041 4483 4926 5368 5655 6085 6515 6946 7376 7806 8237 8667 9098 9528 9958 10389 10520 10938 11357 11775 12194 12612 13030 13449 13867 14286 14704 15122 15541 15959 16378 16796
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 479 897 1315 1734 2092 2499 2905 3312 3718 4125 4531 4938 5189 5583 5978 6372 6766 7161 7555 7950 8344 8739 9133 9528 9623 10006 10389 10771 11154 11536 11919 12301 12684 13066 13449 13831 14214 14596 14979 15361
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 556 1052 1549 2045 2481 2965 3449 3933 4418 4902 5386 5870 6199 6671 7143 7615 8087 8560 9032 9504 9976 10448 10920 11393 11566 12026 12486 12947 13407 13867 14327 14788 15248 15708 16168 16629 17089 17549 18009 18469
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 526 993 1459 1925 2332 2786 3240 3694
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 562 1064 1566 2069 2511 3001 3491 3981 4471 4961 5452 5942 6276 6755 7233 7711 8189 8667 9145 9623 10102 10580 11058 11536 11715 12182 12648 13114 13580 14046 14513 14979 15445 15911 16378 16844 17310 17776 18242 18709
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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 2018

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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 summer residence, single room, no meals 1925 3694
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2069 3981 5942
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 07/05, 14/05, 21/05, 30/07, 05/11, 12/11, 19/11 (4 weeks), 09/04, 16/04, 23/04, 02/07, 08/10, 22/10 (8 weeks), 12/03, 19/03, 26/03, 04/06, 10/09, 24/09 (12 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

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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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 2018

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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 990
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 1925 3694
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2069 3981 5942
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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

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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

max. 12/1 per class

Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 473 945 1417 1889
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 700 1339 1979 2618
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 700 1339 1979 2618
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 664 1268 1871 2475
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 742 1423 2104 2786
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 712 1363 2015 2666
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 748 1435 2122 2810
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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 2018

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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 summer residence, single room, no meals 2326
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2469
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 22/01, 09/04, 21/05, 02/07, 30/07, 03/09, 01/10, 12/11

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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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 2018

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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 summer residence, single room, no meals 1076 2092
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1112 2164
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The duo course can only be booked by two people who travel together and have the same level of English.

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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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 2018

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 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 summer residence, single room, no meals 1435 2810
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1471 2881
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

max. 1 per class

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.

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 2018 the school is closed on: 19/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 12/07/2018, 27/08/2017 & 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. 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.

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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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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