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Top Tips on How to Prepare for IELTS

Posted 29/11/2021

For any exam of any intensity – preparation is always the key to success. Often, the hardest part is finding techniques that best suit your learning style, so you can properly absorb the information you need to achieve a good score.  The best way to combat this is by taking top tips from education experts.

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Green Standards Schools

Posted 17/11/2021

Green Standard Schools is a global, not-for-profit association of language schools that are seriously committed to protecting the environment. IH Belfast is proud to have co-founded an accreditation to encourage green language schools and to reduce the carbon output associated with international travelling. GSSs aim in a nutshell: To lessen the impact that language teaching

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Locations! Locations! From Narnia to Winterfell via Lilliput

Posted 11/11/2021

Belfast, Northern Ireland, has long since attracted filmmakers from all over the world with its lush landscapes that serve as the perfect backdrop for their cinematic creations. Northern Ireland offers countless stunning locations, from beautiful coastlines to idyllic villages, mountains, glens, and loughs, as well as bustling cities with diverse architectural styles. Across the years,

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How to Test Your English Level for IELTS

Posted 20/09/2021
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If you’re applying for a visa for work or study in the UK, you’ll need to do well on your IELTS test. So, you may be wondering how do you test your English level for IELTS? This is important, so that you can set realistic goals, and prepare properly for your test. Of course, most

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7 Amazing Day Trips from Belfast

Posted 19/08/2021
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One of the essential parts of international student life is getting the chance to travel, explore, and practice your English in a range of settings. Luckily, you’ll have the chance to take day trips from Belfast to towns and cities all over the UK and Ireland. Belfast is well connected by bus, rail, sea and

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How to Choose a Business English Course for your Industry

Posted 13/08/2021
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For many people around the world, learning English can be a huge career boost. In fact, in many industries, this is required to make it to a senior position. As such, it’s vital to know how to choose the right business English course. Of course, learning a language is a big investment, in both time

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10 Language Learning Tips for Students and Teachers

Posted 09/11/2020
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Learning a new language is one of the most rewarding things you can do. However, it’s also a big challenge. The role of a language teacher is to help their students along their journey. To help, we’ve compiled a list of language learning tips for students and teachers alike. When learning any new skill, one

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Why Northern Ireland is the Perfect Place to Improve your English Communication Skills

Posted 02/11/2020
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If you want to find new opportunities for yourself, one of the best things you can do is improve your English. The best way to do this is to immerse yourself in an English-speaking country. But where should you do this? Of course, there are major cities like London or New York. These are glamorous

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Is it Better to Study TEFL Online or In-Person?

Posted 26/10/2020
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In 2020, a lot has changed in the way we think about learning new skills. Studying TEFL online has been possible for a long time, but COVID has changed the way many people think about it. For years, many people have been suspicious of online teaching qualifications. These days, online teaching is basically a necessity.

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Life in Belfast as an International Student: Tips for Settling in

Posted 19/10/2020
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Moving to a new city is always exciting, but it brings many challenges. This is especially true when you move to a new city to study. No matter your age or background, life in Belfast has something for everyone. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of top tips for new international students to

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