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 2019

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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 231 461 692 922 1094 1312 1531 1750 1968 2187 2405 2624 2689 2896 3103 3310 3516 3723 3930 4137 4344 4550 4757 4964 4875 5070 5265 5460 5655 5850 6045 6240 6435 6630 6825 7020 7215 7410 7605 7800
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 426 792 1159 1525 1832 2187 2541 2896 3250 3605 3960 4314 4515 4858 5200 5543 5886 6229 6571 6914 7257 7600 7942 8285 8332 8663 8994 9325 9656 9987 10318 10649 10980 11310 11641 11972 12303 12634 12965 13296
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 503 946 1389 1832 2216 2648 3079 3510 3942 4373 4805 5236 5514 5933 6353 6772 7192 7611 8031 8450 8870 9290 9709 10129 10253 10660 11068 11476 11884 12291 12699 13107 13515 13922 14330 14738 15145 15553 15961 16369
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 467 875 1283 1690 2039 2435 2831 3227 3623 4019 4415 4810 5053 5437 5821 6205 6589 6973 7357 7741 8125 8510 8894 9278 9366 9739 10111 10483 10855 11228 11600 11972 12345 12717 13089 13461 13834 14206 14578 14950
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 467 875 1283 1690 2039 2435 2831 3227 3623 4019 4415 4810 5053 5437 5821 6205 6589 6973 7357 7741 8125 8510 8894 9278 9366 9739 10111 10483 10855 11228 11600 11972 12345 12717 13089 13461 13834 14206 14578 14950
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 509 958 1407 1856 2246 2683 3120 3558 3995 4432 4870 5307 5590 6016 6441 6867 7292 7718 8143 8569 8994 9420 9845 10270 10400 10814 11228 11641 12055 12469 12882 13296 13710 14123 14537 14950 15364 15778 16191 16605
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 515 970 1425 1880 2275 2719 3162 3605
  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 284 568 851 1135 1360 1631 1903 2175 2447 2719 2990 3262 3380 3640 3900 4160 4420 4680 4940 5200 5460 5720 5980 6240 6205 6453 6701 6950 7198 7446 7694 7942 8190 8439 8687 8935 9183 9431 9680 9928
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 479 899 1318 1738 2098 2506 2914 3321 3729 4137 4545 4952 5206 5602 5998 6394 6790 7186 7582 7978 8374 8770 9165 9561 9662 10046 10430 10814 11198 11582 11966 12350 12735 13119 13503 13887 14271 14655 15039 15423
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 556 1052 1549 2045 2482 2967 3451 3936 4420 4905 5390 5874 6205 6678 7150 7623 8096 8569 9041 9514 9987 10460 10932 11405 11582 12043 12504 12965 13426 13887 14348 14809 15270 15730 16191 16652 17113 17574 18035 18496
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 520 981 1442 1903 2305 2754 3203 3652 4101 4550 5000 5449 5744 6181 6619 7056 7493 7930 8368 8805 9242 9680 10117 10554 10696 11121 11547 11972 12398 12823 13249 13674 14100 14525 14950 15376 15801 16227 16652 17078
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 520 981 1442 1903 2305 2754 3203 3652 4101 4550 5000 5449 5744 6181 6619 7056 7493 7930 8368 8805 9242 9680 10117 10554 10696 11121 11547 11972 12398 12823 13249 13674 14100 14525 14950 15376 15801 16227 16652 17078
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 562 1064 1566 2069 2512 3002 3493 3983 4474 4964 5455 5945 6282 6760 7239 7718 8196 8675 9154 9632 10111 10590 11068 11547 11730 12197 12664 13130 13597 14064 14531 14998 15465 15931 16398 16865 17332 17799 18265 18732
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 568 1076 1584 2092 2541 3038 3534 4030
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:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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 year .

Prices 2019

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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 1135 2175 3262
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1738 3321 4952
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2045 3936 5874
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1903 3652 5449
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1903 3652 5449
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2069 3983 5945
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2092 4030
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 03/06, 01/07, 29/07, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

  • 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).

The Cambridge courses prepare for all levels (FCE, CAE and CPE). Start dates vary according level:

FCE starting dates:
4 WKS: 13/05/2019, 29/07/2019, 18/11/2019
8 WKS: 15/04/2019, 01/07/2019, 21/10/2019
12 WKS: 18/03/2019, 03/06/2019, 23/09/2019

CAE starting dates:
4 WKS: 06/05/2019, 29/07/2019, 11/11/2019
8 WKS: 08/04/2019, 01/07/2019, 14/10/2019
12 WKS: 11/03/2019, 03/06/2019, 16/09/2019

CPE starting dates:
4 WKS 20/05/2019, 04/11/2019
8 WKS 22/04/2019, 07/10/2019
12 WKS 25/03/2019, 09/09/2019

Exam fees:  

ca. €190, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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 year .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 1135 2175 3262
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1738 3321 4952
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2045 3936 979
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1903 3652 5449
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1903 3652 5449
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2069 3983 5945
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2092 4030
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. €195, to be paid directly on arrival

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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 year .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 467 934 1401 1868
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 662 1265 1868 2470
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 739 1419 2098 2778
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 704 1348 1992 2636
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 704 1348 1992 2636
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 745 1430 2116 2801
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 751 1442 2134 2825
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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 year .

Prices 2019

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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 1531
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2134
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2441
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2299
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2299
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2465
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2488
Starting dates:  

advanced : 21/01, 11/03, 29/04, 03/06, 01/07, 29/07, 02/09, 07/10, 11/11

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:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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 year .

Prices 2019

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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 828 1655
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1023 1986
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1100 2140
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1064 2069
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1064 2069
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1105 2151
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1111 2163
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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 year .

Prices 2019

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 1182 2364
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1377 2695
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1454 2849
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1419 2778
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1419 2778
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1460 2860
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1466 2872
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Info summer residence:  

The residence is opened in July and August.

Transfer:  

€66

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 € 30 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. € 71.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019 - 04/01/2019, 18/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 12/07/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 21/12/2019 until 04/01/2020. 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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