Learn English online

Study English online with a world-class university

We’ve been teaching English face-to-face for almost 40 years, and through our online IELTSx course
we've helped over a million people across the world improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Are you ready to start your journey? 

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Take a world-class English class online - in a virtual classroom, in the comfort of your own home.

Fun, engaging and highly-interactive lessons

Small classes with a maximum of 18 students

Easy-to-use platform and support materials

Courses are offered from beginner to advanced levels

Free social activities each week, online

Supportive virtual community

What does a virtual class look like?

Why study online?

Our live online English courses are taught face-to-face and have the same high-quality content as our courses on campus, but with the added benefit of bringing the classroom to your home.

Each week, you will receive up to 20 hours of interactive lessons from qualified and engaging teachers, with access to additional online, self-directed learning resources, 24 hours a day.

English language courses are offered year-round, starting every Monday. Courses are held on weekdays from Monday to Friday, with lessons scheduled in the morning or afternoon.

You will make friends in class, enjoy virtual activities, and improve your English skills together every day.


Through our courses, you can:

  • gain confidence in using English
  • understand and participate in conversations and discussions
  • speak more easily, clearly and accurately
  • write with clarity for a purpose and target audience
  • extend your grammar and vocabulary
  • prepare for English tests such as IELTS


Hear from our students

Choose an online course

Wherever you are, you can access your course in real-time and improve your General English, Business English, Academic English, Advanced English or prepare for an upcoming IELTS exam. Choose a course to match your interests, study or career goals.

The General English (GE) course is excellent if you want to advance your English language for everyday life, work and travel. It also provides a base for further study for your university journey or to advance onto business English to improve your career prospects.  
What you will learn:
  • Develop your confidence with the English language
  • Understand and participate in conversations and discussions
  • Speak with fluency, accuracy and clarity
  • Read with greater speed and understanding
  • Express yourself in writing
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The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is the best way to prepare for an academic IELTS test and gain practical academic skills and language. 
What you will learn:
  • express facts, ideas and opinions in writing, using correct and appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structures and other features of academic writing
  • apply a range of reading skills in order to understand and respond to a variety of written texts
  • speak clearly and confidently
  • understand spoken English in conversations, discussions, lectures and to take notes
  • use a range of study skills including research skills, in order to gather, combine and critically examine information and ideas from different sources
  • apply the skills and language studied to the IELTS test.
What levels are available?

EAP has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0. Check full entry requirements.

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Free support for students

While studying English online, you'll also have access to free self-study materials, social activities, workshops and 1-to-1 learning advice.

There are many online activities that you can take part in to connect you with other students, make friends, and practice English. Discover our range of workshops or book a 1-to-1 tutoring session with a Learning Advisor.
We offer a range of online learning tools to help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. These online tools are a great way to make learning English fun and they also can help your confidence.
The UQLife Virtual Village is a new initiative led by the UQ community that aims to bring your everyday connections into one platform, where you can transition your study and social life online.

Your pathway to Australian university success

We provide a range of online English courses to enable you to meet the English language requirements for entry into The University of Queensland.

If you meet the academic requirements for entry to a UQ program and are within the range of English proficiency required for that program, you can apply for entry and be made a package offer.

Bridging English is the most popular pathways course that runs from 10 weeks to 30 weeks, depending on your level of ability. You can also enrol in a General English or an English for Academic Purposes package program if you prefer.

Learn more about our online Bridging English course.

Hear from our students

Kamal, Sri Lanka

We did not feel that we were not in the classrooms of the university. ICTE helped us to increase our English skills in different ways. The format and process of the online system helps to improve the quality of learning. I think it would be a great choice to complete this practical online course.

Angsara (Sarah), Thailand

I can't choose what I like the most because everything is better than I thought. Teachers are very kind to us. They always care about the students. General English has helped me to improve my English a lot. It was a wonderful time that I spent learning English online with ICTE.

Zelda, China

Because my home is far from the university, I can save lots of time through online classes, and all the teachers at ICTE are excellent. I feel that through learning English online at ICTE, I have the ability to understand different people. I have greatly improved not only my listening skills but my reading, speaking, and writing skills. 

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