English language pathways

Learn English for university

Study English language with a course at Brisbane's top university, The University of Queensland.

English language courses based in Brisbane

Learn English for further study.
For success at any academic English test and academic study.
Bridging English for students wanting direct entry to a UQ program.

High quality English courses at ICTE

All our full-time face-to-face and online English language courses are taught by our highly-qualified and experienced teachers using world-class facilities at our Brisbane, St Lucia campus. Learning is supported in and out of class with the our own materials that are specifically designed to meet your learning needs and the latest learning resources from the best publishers. Our courses are relevant, engaging and continually improved based on student feedback.  

From day one you will learn by communicating with your teacher and with other students in a pair and small group work. Classes are based on a variety of topics and use a mix of course materials, including books, video, audio and digital content. 

Through our courses, you will:

  • gain confidence in using English
  • speak more easily, clearly and accurately
  • understand video without captions
  • read a text without translation
  • write with clarity for a purpose and audience
  • extend your grammar and vocabulary.

You will have the opportunity to make friends in class, enjoy activities outside of class, and get better at English together every day.

Not sure which course?

Compare full-time English courses on one page to see which one suits you.

English for study at The University of Queensland

Entry into The University of Queensland

UQ welcomes international students into degrees, student exchange programs and provides courses through ICTE to help you meet UQ's high English language proficiency standards.

We offer a range of pathways to UQ, from General English courses to advanced direct entry programs such as Bridging English. Pathways are designed to offer you choice and flexibility.

Find out about the range of English language pathways to UQ and take a UQ campus tour.

Current University of Queensland students

English for Academic Communication courses are run every semester for undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research students. These are free courses designed to support your studies and fit with your UQ timetable.

UQ English Conversation Clubs are available for your adult family members.  These classes are a free service provided on our Brisbane, St Lucia campus to help participants meet new people and practise English.

















Ways to practice English

In Brisbane, online or on your phone.

Short and part-time courses 


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Short and part-time English courses and UQ English Conversation Clubs.

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Free online learning


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

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Help to prepare for IELTS

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IELTSx online preparation

Try our popular online course for IELTS test preparation, IELTSx.  This course provides video tips and sample questions and answers for all parts of the Academic IELTS test. The course is free if you do not require certification.

View short video tips from IELTSx

Other resources

View a range of authoritative IELTS preparation resources, including websites, print booklets and face-to-face classes with us in Brisbane. 

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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