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Why it’s good to go green.

Posted 04/06/2017
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Back in 2007, on my way home from the ICEF workshop in Berlin, I was trying to think of new ways that we could make IH Barcelona stand out from the ever-increasing crowd of private language schools offering Intensive Spanish courses in our fair city. Having spent the previous few days in environmentally conscious Berlin,

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Inspire Students to Attend the International Foundation Year at IH Belfast

Posted 25/05/2017
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International House Belfast is proud to announce the launch of the International Foundation Year. This year-long, pre-university programme aims to provide English learners from all backgrounds with the necessary qualifications, knowledge, and confidence they’ll need to enter their choice of university in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, or Australia. Because it’s the course’s first year,

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CELTA: The English Teaching Qualification Employers Prefer

Posted 15/05/2017
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Decisions, decisions, decisions… If you want a job that will allow you to travel the world, then becoming a TEFL teacher (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) may be the thing for you. Today English is the lingua franca or common language of our world, and plenty of countries need teachers. You can literally live

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Education, exchange and opportunities.

Posted 11/04/2017
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At International House Belfast, we recently hosted a 55-member group of teachers from Pudong, China. We worked in partnership with other schools and organisations to offer an educational and enjoyable stay. The visit, which focused on personal and professional development, centred on attending institutions from Early Years to Post Graduate Education. The induction took place

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IH Belfast plays Cupid!

Posted 07/11/2016
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On Friday 4th November, we received some wonderful news here at IH Belfast!  Two of our past students, Lucía and Matteo, got in touch with the following message: “Hello, we are Lucía and Matteo. We met at IH Belfast in winter 2013 and studied together in Ian and Steven’s classes. We are happy to share the

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IH Belfast wins ‘Accommodation services of the year’ award!

Posted 07/10/2016
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IH Belfast recently scooped an award for ‘Accommodation Services of the Year’ at a language agency awards ceremony aimed at rewarding their partner schools around the world for outstanding performance. The Oscars-style #ESLLanguageTravelAwards ceremony, held as part of ESL Education’s annual workshop, saw only 9 winners out of 400 international language schools rewarded for categories ranging from best school facilities through to best junior programmes.

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Office Gossip – Joanna Unsworth

Posted 24/08/2016
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Meet Joanna. She has worked with new enrolments, visa applicants and host families since 2012 – minus a years maternity leave. She is heading off at the end of August to have her second baby…   Why Belfast now? As with most ‘blow-ins’ I moved here for love. Now though, I wouldn’t leave. The friendliness and hospitality of Northern Ireland

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Teacher Feature – Erin Wood

Posted 10/08/2016
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  Meet Erin. Erin is from America and found love in Belfast! She teaches in our adult school as well as our summer young learners. This  year is her third summer camp.   Why Belfast now?  I’ve always loved Belfast and found myself continuing to return over the last ten years. Then, in 2012 I met a guy…and now

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Free online English courses for all IH Belfast students!

Posted 05/07/2016
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All students enrolling on a course of one week or more at IH Belfast get FREE access to an online English Language course! Available for 6 months from the date of enrolment. When new students enrol, they will be emailed the access information for ‘Net Languages’, our online self-study portal. Supplement your face-to-face course with additional online English materials

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Teacher Feature – Maeve Keohane

Posted 30/06/2016
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Meet Maeve. Maeve has been Director of Studies here at IH Belfast for the last four years. She is also DELTA trained, involving herself in both our CELTA courses and July Summer programmes!   Why Belfast now? Because it is the best kept secret on the island. Belfast is warm (in spirit, not in temperature) friendly, awkward, interesting and grumpy…

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