Welcome to International House Belfast
Perhaps you want to improve your English, or become an English teacher. Either way, you have come to the right place. We offer a range of courses for all needs. We offer general English classes (A1-C2), preparation for IELTS and Cambridge English exams (FCE, CAE and CPE) and intensive courses/ one to one classes. Or if you want to become an English language teacher, consider our popular CELTA course!
Thinking of studying at IH Belfast?
International Belfast is Northern Ireland’s leading English language and Teacher Training Institute. At IH Belfast, our staff are well qualified and our students come from all over the world. Our highly qualified, experienced teachers adopt a range of teaching methods and approaches to teaching and learning to make sure that you get the most out of your lessons. Our small class sizes ensure that you get the attention that you need to ensure that you make swift progress.
About the school
Our school is lucky to be situated in the beautiful leafy suburb of Botanic, close to Queens University and the city centre. This means there are some fantastic bars, pubs, and restaurants close at hand. Botanic Gardens is a 5-minute stroll from our school building and beautiful place to spend an afternoon relaxing, reading a book, or catching up with friends. If that’s not enough, or you have finished exploring the local area, there is the school’s highly popular Social Programme, where students are encouraged to sign up and socialise outside of the classroom. From pub quizzes, to picnics, rugby matches and axe throwing – we really do offer it all! Want to know more? Check us out on Instagram for the latest news!
Thinking of becoming an English teacher?
Perhaps you want to become an English Language teacher, gain an extra qualification or fancy a career change. Either way, our CELTA course is always extremely popular and is the gateway to teaching English all over the world.
You may be wondering what the benefits of studying the CELTA course are over other relevant teaching qualifications (TEFL, TSEOL, TOEFL etc.). Firstly, CELTA is the world’s most internationally recognised English teaching qualification. Secondly, work opportunities are plentiful after completion of the course. For instance, some of our CELTA graduates are now working for highly reputable schools and organisations in countries like Vietnam, China, India, the Netherlands and Spain to name but a few. Finally, having a CELTA on your C.V. will make you stand out and therefore increase your chances of landing that dream job.
The CELTA is a commitment – an extremely valuable and enjoyable one. The course (120 hours in total) is a blend of theory and pedagogy related to ELT (English Language Teaching), teaching practice and coursework (consisting of four written assignments.) Our CELTA tutors are highly experienced, and our centre is fully approved and accredited by Cambridge Assessment English meaning that you will receive the best of teaching, helping you to prepare for the course. Don’t just take it from us, just read what some of our graduates have to say. Look here for more testimonials!
‘After the Celta I moved to the Netherlands and started studying International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. This is because I loved the Celta so much that I wanted more of it! This 4-year bachelor’s degree, which allows me to choose a different destination every year. Without the Celta I would not have realised how much I love teaching.’
‘Reflecting back on one of the best times of my life, CELTA was an amazing experience. I realised how much one can learn and understand in a day! Post-CELTA life has been rewarding. Since then, I’ve been working with IH Moscow and International Language Schools of Canada. Whilst I miss my CELTA peers, I am enjoying carving a career in teaching English.’
Therefore, if you are ready for a new challenge and want to embark on a new career in the TEFL teaching world, we would love to hear from you! For more information please check out our website and blog. Alternatively, if you are in Belfast pop in and say hello. We are always happy to help.
Furthermore, for more information about the IH family, check out our partner organisations in Galway, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Bristol. Make sure you contact us and let us know if you are interested in our guidance and help. We are here for you.