YL Conference 2019

Belfast, United Kingdom
22-24 November 2019

We are really pleased to confirm that the YL conference this year will be hosted by IH Belfast on 22nd and 23rd November 2019.

Participants will be from all over the world and there will be a mixture of plenaries and workshops with both Young Learner related managerial content and practical classroom ideas.

As always we are looking forward to sharing the wealth of expertise in the IH network.  This will be an opportunity to share old and new ideas, to explore principles and procedures of YL teaching and to collaborate with the wonderful IH YL community.

Register here - 2 delegates per school

Conference venue

Holiday Inn Express

106 University St,

Belfast BT7 1HP

Book on hotel website as soon as possible for best rate and to ensure availability. 

Conference outline                                                                                                                               

Thursday 21st November - Welcome drinks 

Friday 22nd November – Full conference day, dinner together in the evening at Campbell College 

Saturday 23rd November – Full conference day, dinner together in the evening

Sunday 24th November – Local tourism option to visit the North Coast (from 9 am to 6 pm)


IH Belfast has selected two very convenient accommodation options:

1. Holiday Inn Express : Conference venue

2. Ibis Hotel : 3 minutes walk to the Holiday Inn Express


If you are interested in running a session or have ideas you would like to share, please mail Xana, the IHWO YL Advisor, at IHWOYLAdvisor@ihworld.com

Optional tour

Sunday 24th November

The Giant’s Causeway and North Coast (Game of Thrones locations included) Tour Itinerary

You will have the chance to visit the Dark Hedges beautiful avenue of beech trees planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century to impress visitors now one of the most photographed sites in Northern Ireland, after featuring as the King’s Road in Game of Thrones! Bushmills Distillery the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Dunluce Castle, Giant’s Causeway commonly called the eight wonder of the world, Carrick-a-Rede and Antrim Coast Road.

See the full programme here.

COST:  £25

Booking: required

Free time

In your free time don't miss out on the opportunity to visit some of the beauties of Belfast. 

Titanic museum: Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a "must see" visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. It is located in Titanic Quarter, right beside the historic site of this world famous ship's construction. Housed in an iconic 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.

COST: £9 for late-saver ticket / £18 Normal price

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and was voted the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2014 by the National Association of British Market Authorities It was built in 1890 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere.

COST: free

See the video from last year's conference: