ICTE – UQ English Language Courses

UQ ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES

UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 47 in the QS World University Rankings, 52 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 55 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). ICTE-UQ also ranks in the top three University English Language Centres in Australia (2016 i -graduate English Language Barometer).

WHERE IS ICTE-UQ ?

 

Brisbane – the sunny capital city of Queensland

Brisbane is fast becoming a hub in the Asia-Pacific for business, investment, major events and education. It is also home to residents from over 200 nationalities and 220 languages. Brisbane has a warm and sunny climate, an exciting blend of food and culture, and access to golden beaches, rainforests and mountain ranges. The city is the third largest in Australia, with a population of 2.35 million people.

 

Entertainment

Brisbane city has a great live music scene that can be discovered in Fortitude Valley and West End. For comedy, live theatre and dance, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), located in Brisbane’s cultural precinct, is one of the best modern art galleries in the country. Keep an eye out for the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and the Brisbane Festival, which attract international artists from across the globe.

 

Sport

Brisbane’s amazing weather and sporting facilities make physical activity a must. Kayak along the Brisbane River, rock climb your way to the top of the Kangaroo Point cliffs, ride along more than 20 kilometres of riverside cycle paths, join a sporting club, or cheer like a local when you attend a rugby union, rugby league, cricket, ‘Aussie Rules’ or soccer match at one of our famous stadiums

 

Food

With just under a third of Brisbane’s population born overseas, you can find cuisine from almost every culture. From affordable lunchtime offers to reasonably priced cafes, pubs, restaurants and farmers markets, there is plenty to choose from and new culinary experiences to be had. And you can always picnic or barbecue in one of our lovely parks by the river.

 

Getting around

One of the best views of Brisbane is from the CityCat, a ferry service that runs along the river from UQ’s St Lucia campus to the city and the riverside suburbs. Brisbane also has a large bus and train network that makes it easy to get around. A go card will allow you to travel on all Brisbane public transport.

 

Around Brisbane

When it is time to head out of the city, there is plenty to discover. Head south for the famous golden sands of the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, north for the quiet beaches of the Sunshine Coast or the majestic Great Barrier Reef, west for ancient rainforests and charming outback towns or east for
the spectacular Moreton Island, Stradbroke Island and Fraser Island. Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne are all short flights away. You will wish you had more holidays.

 

WHAT COURSES CAN I DO?

 

ICTE-UQ offers English language courses from beginner to advanced levels. Our small class size provides you with personalised attention and feedback, and the opportunity to ask your teacher questions. Students can enrol in General English, Advanced English Communication Skills, English for International Business Communication, English for Academic Purposes, and the Bridging English Program.

 

HOW IS ICTE-UQ DIFFERENT?

 

ICTE-UQ welcomes more than 3000 students from over 50 countries each year to study one of our English courses, with many students continuing their studies at UQ through one of the pathway programs.

 

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ICTE-UQ students can access the same facilities as UQ program students including Museums, The Co-Op Bookshop, Student Services, campus sporting venues or one of over 200 clubs or societies.

 

WHY CHOOSE ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES?

 

The English For Academic Purposes (EAP) course has three entry points and prepares students for success in academic study and the academic IELTS test.

 

What will you learn?

EAP will enable you to:
• 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 to understand and respond to written texts.
• speak clearly and confidently
• understand spoken English in conversations and lectures, and take notes
• use a range of study skills including research skills to gather, combine and critically examine information and ideas from different sources
• apply the skills and language studied to the IELTS test.

 

WHAT ARE OUR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

 

Depending on your English language skills, we will place you in either General English (GE), English for International Business Communication (EIBC) or English for Academic Purposes (EAP). If you would like to be placed in a class other than GE before you arrive, please provide an official IELTS or other recognised test score with your application.

 

Please note: Students can only enrol in BEP through a UQ Package Offer. If you do not have a current IELTS or another official test score, please apply for the GE course. We will test you on arrival and place you in a suitable course and class level.

 

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