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General English

General English

Belfast English Lessons: General English Course

Our general English classes are aimed at helping you improve your English. Rather than look at what you have done in the past, we look at what you know now, or more specifically, what you can do. We use a wide range of material – from various course books to authentic material – to make our English lessons as engaging and relevant to you as possible.


20 lessons per week


Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 13.00
With a 20-minute break at 11:00
Total teaching hours: 18.33


Minimum 1 week




from A2 elementary to C2 proficiency

Maximum Students Per Class


Start Dates

Any Monday except holidays

How much does the General English course cost?

The General English course operates on continuous enrolment which allows for students to join our classes on any Monday and study for as many weeks as they like so there is a course and a price to suit everyone. All students are assessed prior to starting their course and are placed according to their language ability.

We use the Common European Framework as a basis for our levels combined with levels outlined by IH World. For example, A2 is divided into two levels, level 2/Elementary and level 3/Pre Intermediate.

Once placed, our aim is to develop your language ability in order to advance to the next level. (e.g. a strong B1 student may move to B2 level depending on their individual progress and ability).


Price / week

1-4 weeks


5-12 weeks


13-24 weeks


25 or more weeks


Registration fee (single)


Public Holidays 2024

March 18

May 27

March 29

July 12

April 1

August 26

May 6

Christmas: December 23 - January 05 inc.

Why study English in Belfast?

The best way to learn a language is to surround yourself with native speakers. That means to learn English, you should spend time in an English speaking country.

Of course, the obvious destinations might be London or New York.

However, it’s worth thinking about what makes a city great for international students. Belfast has the perfect combination of culture, affordability and a laid back lifestyle. After all, you want to have a great experience outside your English class.

Learning English is also much easier when you can get out and meet locals. These interactions will help to build your confidence, as well as improving your listening and speaking skills.

Bespoke programmes of study

Of course, many people have more specific language learning goals for which we offer a number of specific courses. For example, we have IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation; bespoke one-to-one English courses for learners with specific goals and an English with volunteering programme for those who wish to enhance their skills for the workplace. 

If you are unsure which English course is right for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone or email.

Learn English with International House Belfast

International House Belfast have decades of experience of teaching English. All of our English teachers are experienced, professional, and friendly.

We also have a team of non-teaching staff on hand to help you while you study English in Belfast. For example, we run a a range of social events to help you make friends and have unforgettable experiences.

Any time you move to a new city, it’s important to think about certain practical issues. One of the biggest is where you’ll live. International House provides a number of accommodation options for international students.

If you’re ready to improve your English and have fun along the way, book an English course in Belfast.

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