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 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
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Intensive without accommodation 239 478 716 955 1132 1359 1585 1811 2038 2264 2490 2717 2784 2998 3212 3426 3640 3855 4069 4283 4497 4711 4925 5139 5048 5249 5451 5653 5855 6057 6259 6461 6663 6864 7066 7268 7470 7672 7874 8076
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 441 820 1200 1579 1897 2264 2631 2998 3365 3732 4099 4466 4674 5029 5384 5739 6094 6448 6803 7158 7513 7868 8223 8577 8626 8969 9312 9654 9997 10339 10682 11024 11367 11710 12052 12395 12737 13080 13423 13765
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 520 979 1438 1897 2295 2741 3188 3634 4081 4528 4974 5421 5708 6143 6577 7011 7446 7880 8314 8749 9183 9617 10052 10486 10615 11037 11459 11881 12303 12725 13147 13569 13992 14414 14836 15258 15680 16102 16524 16946
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 484 906 1328 1750 2111 2521 2931 3341 3751 4160 4570 4980 5231 5629 6026 6424 6822 7219 7617 8015 8412 8810 9208 9605 9697 10082 10468 10853 11239 11624 12009 12395 12780 13166 13551 13936 14322 14707 15093 15478
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 484 906 1328 1750 2111 2521 2931 3341 3751 4160 4570 4980 5231 5629 6026 6424 6822 7219 7617 8015 8412 8810 9208 9605 9697 10082 10468 10853 11239 11624 12009 12395 12780 13166 13551 13936 14322 14707 15093 15478
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 527 992 1456 1921 2325 2778 3231 3683 4136 4589 5041 5494 5788 6228 6669 7109 7550 7990 8431 8871 9312 9752 10192 10633 10768 11196 11624 12052 12480 12909 13337 13765 14193 14622 15050 15478 15906 16335 16763 17191
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 557 1053 1548 2044 2478 2961 3445 3928
  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 294 588 881 1175 1408 1689 1970 2252 2533 2815 3096 3377 3500 3769 4038 4307 4576 4846 5115 5384 5653 5922 6192 6461 6424 6681 6938 7195 7452 7709 7966 8223 8480 8736 8993 9250 9507 9764 10021 10278
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 496 930 1365 1799 2172 2594 3016 3439 3861 4283 4705 5127 5390 5800 6210 6620 7030 7440 7849 8259 8669 9079 9489 9899 10003 10400 10798 11196 11593 11991 12389 12786 13184 13582 13979 14377 14775 15172 15570 15968
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 576 1089 1603 2117 2570 3072 3573 4075 4576 5078 5580 6081 6424 6913 7403 7892 8382 8871 9360 9850 10339 10829 11318 11808 11991 12468 12945 13423 13900 14377 14854 15331 15808 16286 16763 17240 17717 18194 18672 19149
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 539 1016 1493 1970 2386 2851 3316 3781 4246 4711 5176 5641 5947 6400 6852 7305 7758 8210 8663 9116 9568 10021 10474 10927 11073 11514 11954 12395 12835 13276 13716 14157 14597 15038 15478 15919 16359 16800 17240 17680
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 539 1016 1493 1970 2386 2851 3316 3781 4246 4711 5176 5641 5947 6400 6852 7305 7758 8210 8663 9116 9568 10021 10474 10927 11073 11514 11954 12395 12835 13276 13716 14157 14597 15038 15478 15919 16359 16800 17240 17680
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 582 1102 1622 2142 2600 3108 3616 4124 4632 5139 5647 6155 6504 6999 7495 7990 8486 8981 9477 9972 10468 10963 11459 11954 12144 12627 13111 13594 14077 14560 15044 15527 16010 16494 16977 17460 17944 18427 18910 19393
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 612 1163 1713 2264 2753 3292 3830 4368
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:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1175 2252 3377
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1799 3439 5127
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2117 4075 6081
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1970 3781 5641
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1970 3781 5641
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2142 4124 6155
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2264 4368
Starting dates:  

elementary : (4 weeks): 23/03, 18/05, 25/05, 03/08, 09/11, 16/11. (8 weeks): 24/02, 20/04, 27/04, 06/07, 12/10, 19/10. (12 weeks): 27/01, 23/03, 30/03, 08/06, 14/09, 21/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

  • The Cambridge course prices do not include the exam fee (approx. € 184)
  • 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: 23/03/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/08/2020, 16/11/2020
8 weeks: 24/02/2020, 27/04/2020, 06/07/2020, 19/10/2020
12 weeks: 27/01/2020, 30/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 21/09/2020

CAE starting dates::
4 weeks: 23/03/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/08/2020, 09/11/2020
8 weeks: 24/02/2020, 27/04/2020, 06/07/2020, 12/10/2020
12 weeks: 27/01/2020, 30/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 14/09/2020

CPE starting dates::
4 weeks: 18/05/2020, 09/11/2020
8 weeks: 20/04/2020, 12/10/2020
12 weeks: 23/03/2020, 14/09/2020

Exam fees:  

ca. €196, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1175 2252 3377
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1799 3439 5127
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2117 4075 6081
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1970 3781 5641
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1970 3781 5641
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2142 4124 6155
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2264 4368
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. €202, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 484 967 1450 1934
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 686 1310 1934 2558
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 765 1469 2172 2876
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 728 1395 2062 2729
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 728 1395 2062 2729
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 771 1481 2191 2900
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 802 1542 2282 3023
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1707
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2331
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2649
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2503
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2503
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2674
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2796
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 13/01, 10/02, 09/03, 20/04, 18/05, 15/06, 20/07, 17/08, 14/09, 12/10, 09/11

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:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 857 1713
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1059 2056
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1138 2215
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1102 2142
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1102 2142
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1144 2227
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1175 2288
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. 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 2020

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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 1224 2448
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1426 2790
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1505 2949
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1469 2876
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1469 2876
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1512 2961
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1542 3023
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€68

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

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 31 per way will be applied.

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. € 74.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020 - 05/01/2020, 17/03/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 13/07/2020, 31/08/2020, and from 21/12/2020 until 03/01/2021. Lessons are not being refunded or 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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