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Pudong exchange group doing CELTA course taster. Education exchange in NI schools.

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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Teacher Feature – Ian Robinson

Posted 25/05/2016
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Meet Ian. Ian has taught here for the last eight years and is still only 21 years old (?!).   HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEACHING HERE AT IH BELFAST? 5 minutes after a very tasty lunch. Hmmmm, about 8 years. Could it really be so long?   Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about

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Teacher Feature – Gayle Faulkner-Muzenda

Posted 27/04/2016
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Meet Gayle, Director of Studies and Queens of Cakes! Gayle has been with IH Belfast since 2007 and is also DELTA qualified! Sum up Belfast in three words. Friendly, creative, home.   What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast? Poetry slams at the Crescent Arts Centre.   Describe your perfect day in the city.

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CELTA graduate, Daniel Crawford, shares his daily exploits teaching English in Prague with us

Posted 27/04/2016
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Hello from Prague! I started my job here at Akcent International House Prague in May 2015 and have been enjoying it ever since. I did my CELTA with IH Belfast back in December 2014 and after a brief period at home in Northern Ireland I accepted my first teaching position with IH Prague. I’ve always

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