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 228 456 684 912 1081 1298 1514 1730 1946 2162 2378 2595 2659 2863 3068 3272 3477 3681 3886 4090 4295 4499 4704 4908 4821 5014 5206 5399 5592 5785 5978 6170 6363 6556 6749 6942 7134 7327 7520 7713
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 450 842 1233 1625 1958 2338 2717 3097 3477 3857 4236 4616 4844 5212 5580 5948 6316 6685 7053 7421 7789 8157 8525 8893 8969 9325 9682 10038 10395 10751 11107 11464 11820 12177 12533 12889 13246 13602 13959 14315
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 450 842 1233 1625 1958 2338 2717 3097 3477 3857 4236 4616 4844 5212 5580 5948 6316 6685 7053 7421 7789 8157 8525 8893 8969 9325 9682 10038 10395 10751 11107 11464 11820 12177 12533 12889 13246 13602 13959 14315
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 415 772 1128 1485 1783 2127 2472 2817 3161 3506 3851 4196 4388 4721 5054 5387 5720 6054 6387 6720 7053 7386 7719 8052 8093 8414 8735 9057 9378 9699 10021 10342 10663 10985 11306 11627 11949 12270 12592 12913
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 491 924 1356 1788 2162 2583 3004 3424 3845 4266 4686 5107 5376 5785 6194 6603 7012 7421 7830 8239 8648 9057 9466 9875 9992 10389 10786 11183 11581 11978 12375 12773 13170 13567 13965 14362 14759 15156 15554 15951
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 462 865 1268 1672 2016 2408 2799 3191
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 497 935 1374 1812 2192 2618 3045 3471 3898 4324 4751 5177 5452 5867 6281 6696 7111 7526 7941 8356 8770 9185 9600 10015 10138 10541 10944 11347 11750 12153 12556 12960 13363 13766 14169 14572 14975 15378 15782 16185
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Intensive without accommodation 281 561 842 1122 1344 1613 1882 2151 2419 2688 2957 3226 3343 3600 3857 4114 4371 4628 4885 5142 5399 5656 5913 6170 6135 6381 6626 6872 7117 7362 7608 7853 8098 8344 8589 8835 9080 9325 9571 9816
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 503 947 1391 1835 2221 2653 3085 3518 3950 4383 4815 5247 5528 5948 6369 6790 7210 7631 8052 8472 8893 9314 9734 10155 10284 10693 11102 11511 11920 12329 12738 13147 13556 13965 14374 14783 15192 15600 16009 16418
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 503 947 1391 1835 2221 2653 3085 3518 3950 4383 4815 5247 5528 5948 6369 6790 7210 7631 8052 8472 8893 9314 9734 10155 10284 10693 11102 11511 11920 12329 12738 13147 13556 13965 14374 14783 15192 15600 16009 16418
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 468 877 1286 1695 2045 2443 2840 3237 3635 4032 4429 4827 5072 5458 5843 6229 6614 7000 7386 7771 8157 8543 8928 9314 9407 9781 10155 10529 10903 11277 11651 12025 12399 12773 13147 13520 13894 14268 14642 15016
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 544 1029 1514 1999 2425 2898 3372 3845 4318 4792 5265 5738 6059 6521 6983 7444 7906 8367 8829 9290 9752 10214 10675 11137 11306 11756 12206 12656 13106 13556 14005 14455 14905 15355 15805 16255 16705 17155 17605 18054
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 515 970 1426 1882 2279 2723 3167 3611
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 550 1040 1531 2022 2454 2934 3413 3892 4371 4850 5329 5808 6135 6603 7070 7538 8005 8472 8940 9407 9875 10342 10809 11277 11452 11908 12364 12819 13275 13731 14187 14642 15098 15554 16009 16465 16921 17377 17832 18288
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:  

€65

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. € 71.

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 1122 2151 3226
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1835 3518 5247
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1835 3518 5247
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1695 3237 4827
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1999 3845 5738
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 1882 3611
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2022 3892 5808
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. €164, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€65

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. € 71.

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 1122 2151 3226
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1835 3518 5247
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1835 3518 5247
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1695 3237 4827
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1999 3845 968
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 1882 3611
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2022 3892 5808
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. €176, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€65

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. € 71.

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

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 462 924 1385 1847
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 684 1309 1934 2560
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 684 1309 1934 2560
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 649 1239 1829 2419
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 725 1391 2057 2723
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 696 1333 1969 2606
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 731 1403 2075 2747
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€65

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. € 71.

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 1514
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2227
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2227
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2086
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2390
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2273
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2414
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:  

€65

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. € 71.

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 818 1636
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1040 2022
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1040 2022
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1005 1952
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1081 2104
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1052 2045
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1087 2116
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:  

€65

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. € 71.

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 1169 2338
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1391 2723
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1391 2723
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1356 2653
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1432 2805
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1403 2747
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1438 2817
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:  

€65

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. € 71.

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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