General English Intensive

This is a more intensive General English course consisting of 25 lessons per week for those students who want extra tuition hours. Again, rather than look at what you have done in the past we look at what you know now and what you can do. The extra hours of tuition will allow you to further work on areas for improvement identified by your teacher.

All IH Belfast students receive FREE access to Netlanguages online courses which can be accessed from any computer for 6 months after enrolment to allow for extra practice outside of the classroom!

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday and Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday; 1400 – 16.30

Total hours 23.33

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: from A2 elementary to C2 proficiency
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays

The General Intensive English course operates on continuous enrolment which allows for students to join our classes on any Monday. All students are assessed prior to starting their course and are placed according to their language ability.

We use the Common European Framework as a basis for our levels combined with levels outlined by IH World. For example, A2 is divided into two levels, level 2/Elementary and level 3/ Pre Intermediate.

Once placed in a level, our aim is to further consolidate a learner’s level or to develop their language ability in order to advance to the next (e.g. a strong B1 student may move to B2 level depending on their individual progress and ability).

There is no set length of time a learner will remain at one level, but it is estimated that an average learner will take ten weeks to move from one to the next. We assess learners based on their individual strengths and weaknesses and recognise that each individual develops at his or her own pace.

Registration, classes, level test, all course materials, certificates, programme of social and cultural activities, student card, access to all school facilities are all included in your course fees.

Entrance fees and any transport for optional social programme activities are extra, although many activities are free.

2017 prices per week
1-4 weeks – £240 5-12 weeks – £230
13-24 weeks – £220 25 or more weeks – £210
Public Holidays 2017
March 17

April 14

April 17

May 1

May 29

July 12

August 28

The school will close on December 22 2017 and will reopen on January 8 2018.

Please note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

This course is subject to minimum numbers of students in order for us to open it.  If we do not have enough students we will offer you one hour private tuition in place of the 5 hour group class.