English courses

Learn English in Brisbane for life, work or university

English courses

Improve your English in social and work situations and get a foundation for more advanced courses.
Gain skills and confidence using business English to write reports, make presentations and speak at meetings.
Prepare for success in academic study and in the IELTS test. Read and write academic texts and develop your study and research skills.
Gain entry into undergraduate and postgraduate study including Study Abroad at UQ.

Study pathways

We can test you on your first day and place you in a course and class level that matches your English language skills and learning goals. If you already have an IELTS or other official English language test score, you can apply for the course you want to be placed in before you arrive.

How long do you need to study 

Find out how long you may need to study English to reach your goal.

CEFR level

Our courses align with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The column on the left-hand side refers to the CEFR level for each course.

UQ Pathways and support

Students in lecture theatre

If you are interested in studying at UQ but your English is holding you back, UQ has specific programs to help you gain entry and succeed here:

  • package offers which include English language courses to get you to the required standard for entry to your UQ program
  • free ongoing English language support for you and your family while you study.

 Learn more

Short and part-time courses

We offer a range of popular short and part-time courses including English language teacher training, English Conversation Club for adult relatives of UQ students, and low-cost Practice English classes by trainee teachers.

View short and part-time courses