English school in Belfast: IH Belfast

From 195.- GBP
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Key points

  • City undergoing full renaissance
  • Excellent location in the university area of Belfast
  • Great traditional pubs, modern clubs and fantastic restaurants for all tastes
  • One of Europe’s largest arts festivals
  • Some of the friendliest people on the planet

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Private apartment, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, France, etc..
ratings
292 authentic opinions

Key points

  • City undergoing full renaissance
  • Excellent location in the university area of Belfast
  • Great traditional pubs, modern clubs and fantastic restaurants for all tastes
  • One of Europe’s largest arts festivals
  • Some of the friendliest people on the planet

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Private apartment, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, France, etc..
ratings
292 authentic opinions

Located in the university area, just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Belfast, in a district full of bars and restaurants perfect for the large, international student population, our partner school has 12 modern classrooms, a student room equipped with computers, a small garden and even a kitchen and a dining room. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the building. You'll learn English in a magnificent four-storey Victorian-style building where you'll meet students from the four corners of the world!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 195.-
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
195
385
385
2
390
720
720
3
585
1055
1055
4
780
1390
1390
6
1110
2000
2000
8
1480
2650
2650
12
2220
3950
3950
16
2920
5210
5210
24
4200
7610
7610
Extra week (24+)
165
305
305
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 240.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
240
430
430
2
480
810
810
3
720
1190
1190
4
960
1570
1570
6
1380
2270
2270
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
16
3640
5930
5930
24
5280
8690
8690
Extra week (24+)
210
350
350
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course + options (Media, English for specific purposes, etc.)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Media, English for specific purposes, etc.)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
585
585
2
790
1120
1120
3
1185
1655
1655
4
1580
2190
2190
6
2310
3200
3200
8
3080
4250
4250
12
4620
6350
6350
16
6120
8410
8410
24
9000
12410
12410
Extra week (24+)
365
505
505
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
585
585
2
790
1120
1120
3
1185
1655
1655
4
1580
2190
2190
6
2310
3200
3200
8
3080
4250
4250
12
4620
6350
6350
16
6120
8410
8410
24
9000
12410
12410
Extra week (24+)
365
505
505
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 FCE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
14.05 / 30.07 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
16.04 / 02.07 / 22.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
19.03 / 04.06 / 24.09.2018
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CAE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
07.05 / 30.07 / 12.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
09.04 / 02.07 / 15.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
12.03 / 04.06 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CPE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
21.05 / 05.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
23.04 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
26.03 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 IELTS)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 195.-
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
195
395
395
2
390
740
740
3
585
1085
1085
4
780
1430
1430
6
1110
2060
2060
8
1480
2730
2730
12
2220
4070
4070
16
2800
5250
5250
24
4200
7850
7850
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 240.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
240
440
440
2
480
830
830
3
720
1220
1220
4
960
1610
1610
6
1380
2330
2330
8
1840
3090
3090
12
2760
4610
4610
16
3520
5970
5970
24
5280
8930
8930
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course + options (Media, English for specific purposes, etc.)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Media, English for specific purposes, etc.)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
595
595
2
790
1140
1140
3
1185
1685
1685
4
1580
2230
2230
6
2310
3260
3260
8
3080
4330
4330
12
4500
6350
6350
16
6000
8450
8450
24
9000
12650
12650
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
595
595
2
790
1140
1140
3
1185
1685
1685
4
1580
2230
2230
6
2310
3260
3260
8
3080
4330
4330
12
4500
6350
6350
16
6000
8450
8450
24
9000
12650
12650
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 FCE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1610
1610
8
1840
3090
3090
12
2760
4610
4610
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
13.05 / 29.07 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
15.04 / 01.07 / 21.10.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 03.06 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CAE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1610
1610
8
1840
3090
3090
12
2760
4610
4610
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
06.05 / 29.07 / 11.11.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
08.04 / 01.07 / 14.10.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
11.03 / 03.06 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CPE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1610
1610
8
1840
3090
3090
12
2760
4610
4610
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
20.05 / 04.11.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
22.04 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 IELTS)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1610
1610
8
1840
3090
3090
12
2760
4610
4610
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 12.07 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 09.06, 15.12.2018 CAE: 02.06, 08.12.2018 CPE: 01.12.2018 )
Extra night with host family 24 GBP
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 30 GBP
Extra night in a shared apartment 24 GBP
Extra night in a private apartment 29 GBP
Extra night in a residence 25 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (08.00-22.00) 55 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (22.00-08.00) 80 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 120 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 140 GBP
CPE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximate price) 150 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 08.06, 14.12.2019 CAE: 01.06, 07.12.2019 CPE: 30.11.2019 )
Extra night with host family 25 GBP
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 31 GBP
Extra night in a shared apartment 25 GBP
Extra night in a private apartment 30 GBP
Extra night in a residence 40 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Belfast International; 08.00-22.00) 55 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Belfast International; 22.00-08.00) 80 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 120 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 140 GBP
CPE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximate price) 175 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (18 y.o.) (Queen's Elms University Residence (01.07 - 26.08.2018))
Private apartment, single room, no meals (Sandhurst House)
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (18 y.o.) (Queen's Elms University Residence (30.06 - 31.08.2019))
Private apartment, single room, no meals (Sandhurst House)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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Value for money
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292 students gave their opinion about this school

50 years old - Spain
/ 5
++ Apenas vas a escuchar español por la calle--- ¨Dirty Old Town¨ pero Friendly ++ La escuela estaba ubicada a dos minutos a pie desde el apartamento ( la calle de al lado)++ La atención en recepción-- La calefacción es provisional y deficiente-- Un par de dias falto un profesor de otro nivel o algo así y nos metieron a dos cursos en una habitación que literalmente no cabíamos. Una compañera y yo nos pasamos toda la clase moviendo nuestras sillas porque sino los otros 12 estudiantes no podían ver el proyector. Suerte que no se prolongó más. ++ En general buenos profesores ( Deidre, Sophie y Garret ¡¡¡ Excelentes ¡¡¡ ). Los demás no eran malos simplemente sus clases no fueron tan dinámicas en mi opinión. ++ Las clases extras por las tardes --- No hay plan de estudio estructurado con las semanas contratadas . Te hacen una prueba inicial y te acoplan con un grupo . A partir de ahí tu ves como sacas partido a las horas que has pagado. ++ El apartamento privado que contraté estaba en pésimas condiciones de higiene y limpieza el cuarto de baño. Le hice fotos y envié un email a la escuela. Me dieron la opción de cambiarlo o limpiar el mío en condiciones . Opté por que limpiasen el mío y quedé satisfecho con el alojamiento.++ Excelente calefacción, buenos electrodomésticos y bien insonorizado.--- No es culpa de la escuela ni del casero, pero el fuerte olor a tabaco ¨o lo que sea¨ en los pasillos comunes entraba hasta dentro de los apartamentos, a pesar de los carteles de prohibido fumar por todas partes.--- Sinceramente, no es buen barrio, a partir de ciertas horas no debes volver andando solo (gente borracha que te sigue mientras te pide dinero a gritos)
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si en cuanto al Listening. »
School highlights
« Tres de sus Profesores Deirdre, Sophie y GarretTuve muy buenos compañeros , tenían claro a lo que habían venido y se esforzaban por conseguirlo. »
Top tips
« Excursiones en tren »
35 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très bonne ambiance dans la classe. Les élèves provenant de divers horizons et nationalités ont pour but d'apprendre l'anglais. Ces diversités favorisent les échanges et la communication Appartement spacieux et lumineux. Super bien équipé, lave vaisselle, machine à laver le linge. Très propre et proche de l'école.Quartier un peu bruyant enfin de nuit le week-end. Diego l'animateur de l'école est vraiment disponible et organise de nombreuses activités variées. Nous avons participé presque toutes les activités pour notre plus grande joie Ces six semaines ont été bénéfiques. Bien sûr cela ne suffit pas pour apprendre une langue quand on es débutant. J'ai bien progressé et j'envisage sérieusement un nouveau séjour de trois mois. Sans hésitation se sera Belfast et IH
6 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) ()
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Je suis parti au seuil débutant après six semaine j'avais presque atteint la fin du niveau A2 »
School highlights
« La compétence des enseignants, l'accueil et l'amiante dans les cours.La disponibilité et l'amabilité du personnel de IH pour tous renseignements »
Top tips
« Participer aux activités proposées par l'école. Les cours sont la "théorie" et les sorties sont la pratique »
33 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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29 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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37 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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26 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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77 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
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23 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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27 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Cyril Praz
Cyril Praz
IH Belfast, Belfast
Duration: 12 weeks

I chose to come to Ireland and especially to Belfast because I love irish music and I always dreamt of seeing the Irish countryside with its beautiful green hills. Belfast is a medium size city. You can get around very easily on foot and most things are within walking distance. The school apartments are great and very near the school. The history of this city is perhaps troubled but also very interesting. One of the first things you will realize is that the Irish are very friendly, they will always help you and of course, drink a guiness (or two) with you. The school is also very friendly with its lovely teachers who will laugh with you and make learning English fun. Classes are full of interesting activities, so that learning English is not a punishment but a pleasure ! The countryside is amazing and the cottages are very nice. In Ireland, there are also lots of beautiful old houses and castles that will remind you of the age of knights. If you travel around the country you should take the costal road because the landscape is simply wonderful. Belfast is a beautiful city with the River Lagan flowing through the town and its victorian buildings. Finally, I really enjoyed learning English in Belfast. I definitely want to come back here again, maybe for my next holiday !

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Mathias Bornand
Mathias Bornand
IH, Belfast
Duration: 21 weeks

My 5-month stay in Belfast was absolutely great. Belfast is a pleasant city and its inhabitants are very friendly. The landscapes in Northern Ireland and Ireland are breathtaking! I had the chance to visit many different places, such as the Giant's Causeway, the suspended bridge of Carrick-a-rede and the cliffs of Moher. And I was lucky enough to experience St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin – I will never forget it!

At school, supervisors, teachers and students warmly welcomed me. My experience was incredible! I met people with the most different backgrounds and I am still in touch with them. I lived in a cosy and well-equipped apartment, only 2 minutes from the school, and the city centre was 10 minutes away. My language stay in Belfast was great, I met many interesting people and – of course – I significantly improved my English level!

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Florine Allaz
Florine Allaz
IH, Belfast
Duration: 4 weeks

I chose Belfast because I was very intrigued by this small and detached part of the United Kingdom. The beauty of its enchanted landscapes - almost fairy! - did not disappoint me. The beautiful walks are uncountable, and the nightlife is completely different from what we are used to. Irish people are warm and nice; they are always up for chatting and sharing a pint of beer (Guinness, usually). As for the activity programme – there is a great choice: the Giant's Causeway, the multiple castles, the city hall and the different cities in proximity, such as Dublin, Londonderry or Galway. The cost of living is definitely cheaper than in Switzerland: renting a car and go on an excursion with other students is a great and affordable experience. The school is located in a quiet area full of students, as the Queen University is close-by. Courses are diversified and teachers use interactive teaching methods to make lessons more interesting; they are excellent, highly qualified and understanding. The only remark I can make is that I was not very happy about the students’ distribution among the different levels, but then I discussed the issue and found a solution.

My stay wouldn’t have been the same without my wonderful host family. They were exceptionally welcoming and included me in their daily life. I highly recommend Belfast; I have already booked my next holiday there!

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Host family
In order to learn a language, there's nothing better than full immersion in a host family. They offer half-board in single rooms, some with private bathrooms. You can get to most of the host families by foot and for those that are further away, you can take a short bus ride. Most of the families live less than a half an hour from the school.

Sandhurst House apartment
The school apartments are located in a quiet district a stone's throw from the centre of Belfast and the main bus stations. Located just steps from the school, the apartments occupy an impressive, modern building. They have all the modern comforts, including one or two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and one or two bathrooms. Bed linen and bath towels come included. You'll also have access to a washing machine and free Wi-Fi. You'll be near numerous bars, restaurants and shops.

Note: Large bedrooms may be booked for two people, if travelling with another student. You may also book an entire apartment for individual use.

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Queen’s Elms residence (01.07 - 26.08.2018)
This residence is located in a wooded and quiet area in the southern part of the town. Its location, away from the urban hustle and bustle, along with the large size of its premises make it a perfect place to enjoy a little calm and serenity. But make no mistake about it - the university is only a 15-minute walk away and the city is close enough. You will be right next to Lisburn Road, a lively street with shops, cafés and restaurants and only a 20-minute walk from Botanic Avenue, which is a great meeting place for students. All of the rooms offered at the residence have their own ensuite bathrooms and include Wi-Fi internet access. The students can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals (10-11 students per kitchen). But you can also choose to eat in the University cafeteria. In the comfortable lounge, you will meet other students from all over the world. Every week, you will be provided with clean bedlinen and towels. There is a paying laundry room available for student’s use and you can buy tokens to use it. The reception runs 24h/24.

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Host family
In order to learn a language, there's nothing better than full immersion in a host family. They offer half-board in single rooms, some with private bathrooms. You can get to most of the host families by foot and for those that are further away, you can take a short bus ride. Most of the families live less than a half an hour from the school.

Sandhurst House apartment
The school apartments are located in a quiet district a stone's throw from the centre of Belfast and the main bus stations. Located just steps from the school, the apartments occupy an impressive, modern building. They have all the modern comforts, including one or two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and one or two bathrooms. Bed linen and bath towels come included. You'll also have access to a washing machine and free Wi-Fi. You'll be near numerous bars, restaurants and shops.

Note: Large bedrooms may be booked for two people, if travelling with another student. You may also book an entire apartment for individual use.

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Queen’s Elms residence (30.06 - 31.08.2019)
This residence is located in a wooded and quiet area in the southern part of the town. Its location, away from the urban hustle and bustle, along with the large size of its premises make it a perfect place to enjoy a little calm and serenity. But make no mistake about it - the university is only a 15-minute walk away and the city is close enough. You will be right next to Lisburn Road, a lively street with shops, cafés and restaurants and only a 20-minute walk from Botanic Avenue, which is a great meeting place for students. All of the rooms offered at the residence have their own ensuite bathrooms and include Wi-Fi internet access. The students can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals (10-11 students per kitchen). But you can also choose to eat in the University cafeteria. In the comfortable lounge, you will meet other students from all over the world. Every week, you will be provided with clean bedlinen and towels. There is a paying laundry room available for student’s use and you can buy tokens to use it. The reception runs 24h/24.

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Sandhurst House Shared Apartment

General information

This newly built block of apartments is situated in a quiet street just around the corner from IH Belfast, which makes it ideal for our students, as they are only a few minutes away from IH Belfast and at the same time they are near the University district of Belfast, 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 1 and 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartments. The flats have a kitchen, a dining area, 1 toilet, 1 or 2 showers and a lounge.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
1 minute
Means of transportation:
on foot
Average public transport cost:
~ 3.20 GBP daily
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Saturday until 12:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
credit card details
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
free
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars) 1
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
31 rooms
min.: 9 m2/ max.: 14 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper
on arrival
1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access
free
1
Cable internet access
Floor
wood and tile
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Queen's Elms Residence

General information

In the heart of the University Quarter, Queen's Elms University Halls of Residence are situated in calm and spacious parkland on the south side of the city. Queen's Elms is approximately 15 minutes walk from International House Belfast. Queen’s Elms is also close to the vibrant Lisburn Road which is full of shops, cafes and restaurants. For the fun-loving student, it is ideally located less than 20 minutes’ walking distance from Botanic Avenue, which is a student hotspot.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
by foot
Average public transport cost:
transport card £15 per week approx
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

From 01.07.2018 to 26.08.2018
From 30.06.2019 to 31.08.2019
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 10:00
Saturday until 12:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria 1
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden 1
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
100 rooms
~10 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning 1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor 1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided
Card key
1

To make the most of your language learning opportunities, it’s important to practise whenever you can; and whatever time of year you choose to visit, there’s always something going on. International House Belfast will go that extra mile to make sure your stay in Northern Ireland is memorable and beneficial!
You will meet other students and local people, and experience the culture of Northern Ireland on the engaging and varied programme of social, cultural and sporting activities. The school also has a calendar of cultural events which they recommend you try to attend so you have the best possible experience.
The school proposes a very large number of varied activities. The guided visits of the city allow students to get to know each other better whilst discovering the places of interest of Belfast, the colourful and elegant boutiques and the warm atmosphere of the old pubs. Sport also occupies an important place, with the choice of fishing, cycling, tennis, golf...there's something for all tastes! During the weekends, the school organises outings to discover the surroundings, including the Antrim coast and the Giant's Causeway.

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