English courses

Learn English for life, work or university

Study English at Brisbane's top university, practice your English anywhere with our favourite free online learning and mobile apps.

Full-time English courses in Brisbane

Regular programs

For life, travel and further study.
Highest level of English, for original expression.
For work and internship opportunities.
For success at any academic English test and academic study.

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Not sure which course will suit you?  Compare the levels and goals for all our full-time English courses.

Compare full-time English courses.

English for study at UQ

Entry into UQ

UQ welcomes international students into our degree and student exchange programs with courses designed to suit you and help you meet our high English standards.

Find out about the range of English language pathways to UQ.

Current UQ students

Current UQ students and adult family members are eligible for free UQ English language support.

English for Academic Communication workshops are run to suit undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research students. English Conversation Clubs are available for your family. 

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IELTS preparation

We have been running IELTS tests for over 25 years and currently test around 7,000 people per year.  We specialise in helping people to succeed at IELTS.

IELTSx online course

graduates smiling, wearing graduation caps and gowns in UQ Great Court Our free online preparation course, IELTSx, is faciliated by our teachers on a quality online learning platform where you can see video demonstrations and do interactive practice exercises.  This course has attracted over 450,000 enrolments since it started in 2015.

Find out more about IELTSx

All IELTS preparation resources

See a range of resources from different providers including classes, booklets and personal feedback.

See all IELTS resources

Cheap and free ways to practice English

In Brisbane, online or on your phone.

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Short and part-time courses 

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Casual courses starting soon.

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Free online learning 

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Our teachers and students share their favourite mobile apps and websites.

Apps and websites

Video tips from our teachers

In this video, one of our senior teachers, Philippa Coleman, explains the format for the Speaking part of the Academic IELTS test (YouTube, 1m:16s).  

View more short videos of our teachers  [button link to several blog posts featuring formats for other 3 skills, each linking to IELTSx exit page].