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 2021

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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 242 483 725 966 1146 1375 1604 1833 2062 2291 2520 2749 2817 3034 3250 3467 3684 3900 4117 4334 4550 4767 4984 5200 5108 5312 5516 5720 5925 6129 6333 6538 6742 6946 7150 7355 7559 7763 7968 8172
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 446 830 1214 1598 1920 2291 2662 3034 3405 3777 4148 4520 4730 5089 5448 5807 6166 6525 6884 7243 7602 7961 8320 8680 8729 9076 9422 9769 10116 10462 10809 11156 11502 11849 12196 12542 12889 13236 13582 13929
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 527 991 1455 1920 2322 2774 3226 3678 4130 4581 5033 5485 5776 6216 6655 7095 7534 7974 8413 8853 9292 9732 10171 10611 10741 11168 11595 12022 12450 12877 13304 13731 14158 14585 15012 15440 15867 16294 16721 17148
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 490 917 1344 1771 2136 2551 2966 3380 3795 4210 4625 5040 5293 5696 6098 6500 6903 7305 7708 8110 8512 8915 9317 9720 9812 10202 10592 10982 11372 11762 12152 12542 12932 13322 13712 14102 14492 14882 15272 15662
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 490 917 1344 1771 2136 2551 2966 3380 3795 4210 4625 5040 5293 5696 6098 6500 6903 7305 7708 8110 8512 8915 9317 9720 9812 10202 10592 10982 11372 11762 12152 12542 12932 13322 13712 14102 14492 14882 15272 15662
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 533 1003 1474 1944 2353 2811 3269 3727 4185 4643 5101 5560 5857 6302 6748 7194 7640 8085 8531 8977 9422 9868 10314 10760 10896 11329 11762 12196 12629 13062 13496 13929 14362 14796 15229 15662 16096 16529 16962 17396
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 564 1065 1567 2068 2508 2997 3486 3975
  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 298 595 892 1189 1424 1709 1994 2279 2563 2848 3133 3418 3541 3814 4086 4359 4631 4903 5176 5448 5720 5993 6265 6538 6500 6760 7020 7280 7540 7800 8060 8320 8580 8840 9100 9360 9620 9880 10140 10400
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 502 941 1381 1820 2198 2625 3052 3480 3907 4334 4761 5188 5454 5869 6284 6699 7113 7528 7943 8358 8772 9187 9602 10017 10122 10524 10927 11329 11731 12134 12536 12939 13341 13743 14146 14548 14950 15353 15755 16158
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 582 1102 1622 2142 2600 3108 3616 4123 4631 5139 5646 6154 6500 6996 7491 7986 8481 8977 9472 9967 10462 10958 11453 11948 12134 12617 13100 13582 14065 14548 15031 15514 15997 16480 16962 17445 17928 18411 18894 19377
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 545 1028 1511 1994 2415 2885 3356 3826 4297 4767 5238 5708 6018 6476 6934 7392 7850 8308 8766 9224 9682 10140 10599 11057 11205 11651 12097 12542 12988 13434 13880 14325 14771 15217 15662 16108 16554 17000 17445 17891
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 545 1028 1511 1994 2415 2885 3356 3826 4297 4767 5238 5708 6018 6476 6934 7392 7850 8308 8766 9224 9682 10140 10599 11057 11205 11651 12097 12542 12988 13434 13880 14325 14771 15217 15662 16108 16554 17000 17445 17891
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 589 1115 1641 2167 2631 3145 3659 4173 4687 5200 5714 6228 6581 7082 7584 8085 8587 9088 9590 10091 10592 11094 11595 12097 12289 12778 13267 13756 14245 14734 15223 15712 16201 16690 17179 17668 18157 18646 19135 19624
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 620 1177 1734 2291 2786 3331 3876 4420
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:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. 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 2021

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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 1189 2279 3418
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1820 3480 5188
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2142 4123 6154
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1994 3826 5708
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1994 3826 5708
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2167 4173 6228
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2291 4420
Starting dates:  

elementary : (4 weeks): 22/03, 17/05, 24/05, 02/08, 08/11, 15/11. (8 weeks): 22/02, 19/04, 26/04, 05/07, 11/10, 18/10. (12 weeks): 25/01, 22/03, 29/03, 07/06, 13/09, 20/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

  • The Cambridge course prices do not include the exam fee (approx. £ 150 / € 186)
  • 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: 22/03/2021, 24/05/2021, 02/08/2021, 15/11/2021
8 weeks: 22/02/2021, 26/04/2021, 05/07/2021, 18/10/2021
12 weeks: 25/01/2021, 29/03/2021, 07/06/2021, 20/09/2021

CAE starting dates::
4 weeks: 22/03/2021, 24/05/2021, 02/08/2021, 08/11/2021
8 weeks: 22/02/2021, 26/04/2021, 05/07/2021, 11/10/2021
12 weeks: 25/01/2021, 29/03/2021, 07/06/2021, 13/09/2021

CPE starting dates::
4 weeks: 17/05/2021, 08/11/2021
8 weeks: 19/04/2021, 11/10/2021
12 weeks: 22/03/2021, 13/09/2021

Exam fees:  

ca. €199, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. 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 2021

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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 1189 2279 3418
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1820 3480 5188
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2142 4123 6154
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1994 3826 5708
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1994 3826 5708
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2167 4173 6228
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2291 4420
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. €205, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. 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 2021

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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 490 979 1468 1957
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 694 1325 1957 2588
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 774 1486 2198 2910
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 737 1412 2087 2761
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 737 1412 2087 2761
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 780 1499 2217 2935
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 811 1560 2310 3059
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. 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 2021

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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 1728
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2359
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2681
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2532
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2532
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2706
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2830
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 18/01, 14/04, 07/06, 05/07, 02/08, 06/09, 11/10, 15/11

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:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. 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 2021

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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 867 1734
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1071 2080
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1152 2241
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1115 2167
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1115 2167
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1158 2254
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1189 2316
Starting dates:  

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:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. 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 2021

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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 1239 2477
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1443 2823
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1523 2984
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1486 2910
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1486 2910
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1530 2997
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1560 3059
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

max. 1 per class

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at Belfast airport: € 69
Arrival between the hours of 08:00 - 22:00. An additional fee of GBP25 is applicable each way to transfers required outside these times.

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. £ 60 / € 75.

The school is closed on: 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021, 17/03/2021, 02/04/2021, 12/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 12/07/2021, 30/08/2021, 18/12/2020 - 02/01/2022. Lessons are not being refunded or rescheduled.

Shared Apartment

The shared apartments are located in a newly built residence, in the city centre of Belfast. It is in the Cathedral Quarter, a lively area which is full of pubs, cafés, restaurants and shops. The school is located within 15 – 20 minutes walking distance of the shared apartments.

You will share the apartment with a maximum of 4 students and all apartments have a kitchen / living area. Every student has its own private bedroom and bathroom. There are also communal areas in the residence, like a gym, cinema room, self-study areas, a mindfulness space, laundry facilities and a 24 hour staffed reception. There is WIFI throughout the whole building. Bedding and towels are provided.

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, a newly built residence, in the city centre of Belfast. It is in the Cathedral Quarter, a lively area which is full of pubs, cafés, restaurants and shops. The school is located within 15 – 20 minutes walking distance of the building.

You will have your own private studio with a bathroom and a kitchen. There are also communal areas in the building, like a gym, cinema room, self-study areas, a mindfulness space, laundry facilities and a 24 hour staffed reception. There is WIFI throughout the whole building. Bedding and towels are provided.

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