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 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 226 451 676 902 1069 1283 1497 1711 1924 2138 2352 2566 2629 2832 3034 3236 3438 3640 3843 4045 4247 4449 4652 4854 4767 4958 5148 5339 5530 5720 5911 6102 6292 6483 6674 6864 7055 7246 7436 7627
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 416 775 1133 1491 1792 2138 2485 2832 3178 3525 3872 4218 4415 4750 5085 5420 5755 6090 6425 6760 7096 7431 7766 8101 8147 8471 8794 9118 9441 9765 10088 10412 10736 11059 11383 11706 12030 12353 12677 13000
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 492 925 1358 1792 2167 2589 3011 3432 3854 4276 4698 5120 5391 5801 6212 6622 7032 7442 7852 8263 8673 9083 9493 9904 10025 10424 10822 11221 11620 12018 12417 12816 13214 13613 14012 14410 14809 15208 15606 16005
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 457 856 1254 1653 1994 2381 2768 3155 3542 3929 4316 4704 4940 5316 5692 6067 6443 6818 7194 7569 7945 8320 8696 9072 9158 9522 9886 10250 10614 10978 11342 11706 12070 12434 12798 13162 13526 13890 14254 14618
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 457 856 1254 1653 1994 2381 2768 3155 3542 3929 4316 4704 4940 5316 5692 6067 6443 6818 7194 7569 7945 8320 8696 9072 9158 9522 9886 10250 10614 10978 11342 11706 12070 12434 12798 13162 13526 13890 14254 14618
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 497 936 1376 1815 2196 2624 3051 3479 3906 4334 4761 5189 5466 5882 6298 6714 7130 7546 7962 8378 8794 9210 9626 10042 10169 10574 10978 11383 11787 12192 12596 13000 13405 13809 14214 14618 15023 15427 15832 16236
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 503 948 1393 1838 2225 2658 3092 3525
  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 278 555 832 1110 1329 1595 1861 2127 2392 2658 2924 3190 3305 3560 3814 4068 4322 4576 4831 5085 5339 5593 5848 6102 6067 6310 6552 6795 7038 7280 7523 7766 8008 8251 8494 8736 8979 9222 9464 9707
Intensive with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 468 879 1289 1699 2052 2450 2849 3248 3646 4045 4444 4842 5091 5478 5865 6252 6639 7026 7413 7800 8188 8575 8962 9349 9447 9823 10198 10574 10949 11325 11700 12076 12452 12827 13203 13578 13954 14329 14705 15080
Intensive with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 544 1029 1514 2000 2427 2901 3375 3848 4322 4796 5270 5744 6067 6529 6992 7454 7916 8378 8840 9303 9765 10227 10689 11152 11325 11776 12226 12677 13128 13578 14029 14480 14930 15381 15832 16282 16733 17184 17634 18085
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 509 960 1410 1861 2254 2693 3132 3571 4010 4449 4888 5328 5616 6044 6472 6899 7327 7754 8182 8609 9037 9464 9892 10320 10458 10874 11290 11706 12122 12538 12954 13370 13786 14202 14618 15034 15450 15866 16282 16698
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 509 960 1410 1861 2254 2693 3132 3571 4010 4449 4888 5328 5616 6044 6472 6899 7327 7754 8182 8609 9037 9464 9892 10320 10458 10874 11290 11706 12122 12538 12954 13370 13786 14202 14618 15034 15450 15866 16282 16698
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 549 1040 1532 2023 2456 2936 3415 3895 4374 4854 5333 5813 6142 6610 7078 7546 8014 8482 8950 9418 9886 10354 10822 11290 11469 11926 12382 12839 13295 13752 14208 14664 15121 15577 16034 16490 16947 17403 17860 18316
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 555 1052 1549 2046 2485 2970 3456 3941
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:  

€65

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 € 29 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. € 70.

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 years .

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 1110 2127 3190
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1699 3248 4842
Cambridge Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2000 3848 5744
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1861 3571 5328
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1861 3571 5328
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2023 3895 5813
Cambridge Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2046 3941
Starting dates:  

elementary : 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. €185, 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.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 29 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. € 70.

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 years .

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 1110 2127 3190
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1699 3248 4842
IELTS Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2000 3848 957
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1861 3571 5328
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1861 3571 5328
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2023 3895 5813
IELTS Exam with summer residence, single room, no meals 2046 3941
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. €191, 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.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 29 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. € 70.

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 years .

Prices 2019

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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 457 913 1370 1826
Commercial English with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 648 1237 1826 2416
Commercial English with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 723 1387 2052 2716
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 688 1318 1948 2577
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 688 1318 1948 2577
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, halfboard 728 1399 2069 2739
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 734 1410 2086 2762
Starting dates:  

elementary : 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.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 29 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. € 70.

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 years .

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 1497
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 2086
Teachers Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2387
Teachers Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2248
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2248
Teachers Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2410
Teachers Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 2433
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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:  

€65

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 € 29 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. € 70.

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 years .

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 809 1618
Duo Course with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1000 1942
Duo Course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1075 2092
Duo Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1040 2023
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1040 2023
Duo Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1081 2104
Duo Course with summer residence, single room, no meals 1087 2115
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 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.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 29 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. € 70.

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 years .

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 1156 2312
One-to-One with single-use apartment, double room, no meals 1347 2635
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1422 2785
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1387 2716
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1387 2716
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1428 2797
One-to-One with summer residence, single room, no meals 1433 2808
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 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.

If you arrive outside the mentioned times, a surcharge of € 29 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. € 70.

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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