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 236 472 708 944 1343 1790 2685 3387 4233
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 466 871 1276 1681 2419 3205 4777 6156 7680
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 466 871 1276 1681 2419 3205 4777 6156 7680
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 430 799 1167 1536 2201 2915 4342 5575 6954
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 508 956 1403 1851 2673 3544 5285 6833 8526
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 514 968 1421 1875 2709 3592 5358 6930 8647
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 291 581 871 1161 1669 2226 3338 4257 5321
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 520 980 1440 1899 2746 3640 5430 7027 8768
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 520 980 1440 1899 2746 3640 5430 7027 8768
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 484 907 1331 1754 2528 3350 4995 6446 8042
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 563 1065 1567 2068 3000 3979 5938 7704 9614
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 569 1077 1585 2093 3036 4027 6011 7800 9735
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 € 13 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. € 73.

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 1161 2226 3338
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1899 3640 5430
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1899 3640 5430
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1754 3350 4995
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2068 3979 5938
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2093 4027 6011
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. €170, 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 € 13 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. € 73.

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 1161 2226 3338
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1899 3640 5430
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1899 3640 5430
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1754 3350 4995
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2068 3979 5938
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2093 4027 6011
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. €182, 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 € 13 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. € 73.

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 478 956
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 708 1355
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 708 1355
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 672 1282
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 750 1440
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 756 1452
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 € 13 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. € 73.

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 1567
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2304
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2304
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2159
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2474
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2498
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 € 13 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. € 73.

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 847 1694
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1077 2093
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1077 2093
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1040 2020
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1119 2177
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1125 2189
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 € 13 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. € 73.

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 1210 2419
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1440 2818
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1440 2818
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1403 2746
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1482 2903
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1488 2915
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 € 13 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. € 73.

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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