English for International Business Communication

Learn English for life, work or university

Study English language with a course at UQ's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE)

English for International Business Communication (EIBC) can help you use English confidently in the workplace. 

What you will learn:

  • develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for a business context
  • develop speaking skills through group and individual presentations
  • learn business terminology and practices
  • write various types of documents used in the workplace
  • actively contribute to meetings.

Course modules

Integrated Business Skills
• Practise reading, writing, listening and speaking in real-life situations
• Build your vocabulary so that you can express yourself
• Become an effective communicator in Business English.
Writing for Business
• Learn the language and style of English writing
• Learn to write Emails, reports and proposals
Business Presentations
• Prepare and deliver group and individual presentations
• Become an effective communicator
• Develop speaking and research skills

Sample timetable

Class structure: 

  • 20 contact hours per week
  • Access to additional online and self-directed learning resources
  • You may be placed in a morning or afternoon session based on your course and class level.
  • Up to 18 students per class
Morning session
(8:15 am - 12:45 pm)
  Afternoon session
(1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
Monday - Friday   Monday - Friday  
Class 8:15 am - 10:15 am Class 1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Break 10:15 am - 10:45 am Break 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Class 10:45 am - 12:45 pm Class 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Entry requirements

EIBC has two entry points - IELTS 5.0 and 5.5 (or recognised equivalent).

You can also enter EIBC by successfully completing General English Level 4 or 5.

Click here to see entry requirements


We recommend that you bring your own laptop.


When you apply you can provide us with an approved test result or we can give you a simple test on your first day at our Brisbane campus. The test will help us work out the best class for you.

Your teachers will provide informal feedback throughout the course. Formal tests on speaking, writing, reading and listening are held at the end of every 5-week session. Read more about assessment and certification.

Learn more about Business English

ICTE student, Samantha from Mexico, talks about studying Business English 


English for International Business

Length: From 5, 10, 15 or 20 weeks

Dates: Classes start every 5 weeks. Check for course start dates

Fees: Tuition fees will vary depending on course duration. Learn more

Entry criteria: EIBC has two entry points-IELTS 5.0 and 5.5. Check full entry requirements

Levels: Two levels 

Hours per week: 20 hours in class


UQ English Language Guide

Learn more about ICTE from our 2020 UQ English Language Courses brochure.



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Apply for EIBC


If you have an IELTS (or other recognised) test result, please include a copy with your application.



You may also find answers to your questions in our information for new and current students.

Contact us with any questions or concerns - we're here to help.