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Green circle to represent General English Improve your English in social and work situations and get a foundation for more advanced learning.

We will test you before you start and place you in a class that suits your English level and personal goals.

I have had the chance to meet people from lots of countries. I really enjoyed the classroom environment. There was lots of opportunities to share opinions. -Henrique, Brazil

What will you learn?

Through this course, you will learn to:

  • use English with greater confidence
  • develop your ability to understand real-life conversations and television programs
  • read with greater understanding
  • speak with increasing fluency, clarity and accuracy
  • extend and apply your existing grammar knowledge
  • understand both formal and everyday English.

What will you do?

You will learn through interacting with your teacher and other students in pairs and groups.  Classes will be based around interesting topics and use a mix of course materials, including books, television, radio and digital. 

Course content focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks.

laptop iconBring your own device

You are encouraged to bring your own device to class to assist with studies (laptop or tablet).

Sample timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Language in use: Speaking skills Integrated skills: Reading Integrated skills: Listening Integrated skills: Speaking Language in use: Reading skills
Language in use: Listening skills Integrated skills: Vocabulary Integrated skills: Punctuation Integrated skills: Grammar Language in use: Writing skills


Entry requirements

None - you will be tested on your first day to determine your course and class level.


5 - 45 weeks in 5 week blocks.  Students usually study for 10 weeks at each course level.


20 hours face-to-face classes and five hours of SKILL-UP directed self-access learning each week.

Fees and dates

Around $400 per week for tuition. Find full details of fees and dates


Tests every 5 weeks. Read more.


What our students are doing

Cindy Youngshin (Korea)
Completed General English and is now studying to be an English teacher

My time at ICTE-UQ was extremely joyful, as I had the opportunity to study interesting topics and to be taught by brilliant teachers. Fortunately, my experience at UQ was not only limited to classes but clubs as well. My times in conversation club and chorus club had broadened my experience at UQ via being able to engage in various activities. Also I made many friends from different countries which increased my knowledge and understanding of different cultures.

I was fascinated by how people from different backgrounds who had spoken different language throughout their whole lives, were able to converse through one language. This connection that can exist through the English language has inspired me to set a new goal, by spreading the language to my own people as well. 

I have taken my first step by taking a TESOL course where I will learn how to teach English.

Get in touch

   +61 7 3346 6770

Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Cnr University Drive & Campbell Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

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