2 Best language schools in Belfast (ranked based on student reviews)

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Overall attractiveness of Belfast
16 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Belfast

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.1/5.0


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Rating: 4.6/5.0


What our students said about Belfast

Rating: 5/5


Personally the climate was a bit harsh for me because I come from a warm country, but on the whole it is good. It is a very clean country that respects nature, which I find good. I didn't want to go out too much at night. But people are pleasant and remain positive.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Belfast

International House

The varied activities they offer and the patience that the teachers have with the students and above all they did not put pressure on me and I was able to progress at my own pace.

16 October 2019
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
International House

The teachers made the lessons very interesting. A lot of group exercises, which help you to socialise with the others. The school is simple and organised. My English improved for sure.
The staff are available at every request. The teachers are good. The school is near the city centre. Some classrooms are a little small.

2 August 2018
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
International House

The teachers are excellent
The staff are lovely

17 July 2018
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 56 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
International House

I liked the method as well as an excellent preparation of our tuition and all the conversations we were encouraged to participate in. There were very pleasant students too.
I'll go on attending International House.

30 April 2018
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
International House

The limited number of students per class. The professionalism of teachers.

14 November 2016
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 48 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
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Interesting information about Belfast

Why Belfast? Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and is in many ways a ...
brand-new city. It suffered greatly during the Troubles of the 70s and 80s and was often shunned by travellers not wanting to visit. Today it is considered one of the safest within the country and now enjoys a sustained period of calm, free from the intense political violence of former years. Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education, business, and law, and is a major port with commercial and industrial docks dominating the shores.
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Key Facts about Belfast

Population:   342,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: Northern Ireland,
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2352 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on Dec 01, 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Northern Ireland in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Northern Ireland on the official website - .
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 213 £
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:69* (31% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:47* (53% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:60* (40% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Northern Ireland average): 3.59 £
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Belfast

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Arrival airports

Belfast International (BFS) - 19 km. from Belfast city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 22 minutes drive to city center of Belfast

Dublin (DUB) - 132 km. from Belfast city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi:  minutes drive to city center of Belfast

Public transportation in Belfast

FAQ about schools in Belfast

  • International House has received the best overall rating in Belfast.
  • International House , located in 109-111 University Street, Queens Quarter has been voted as the school with the best location in Belfast.
  • 409£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Belfast. The average cost of a language course in Belfast is 207£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at International House as the best.
  • International House was rated highest for quality of teaching.
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