National teaching award winner UQ's Dr Merrilyn Goos

ICTE-UQ is one of Australia’s leaders in the field of English teacher training and professional development and has over 20 years experience in the design and delivery of a broad range of pre-service certificate programs, in-service professional development programs, language teaching management and leadership training as well as school governance and administration programs.

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Programs for non-native speakers of English

English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes ›
  • Designed for English language teachers at primary, secondary or higher education levels.
  • Custom-delivered throughout the year for groups of 14 or more participants.
  • Also delivered once per year as a fixed-date 3 week program open to individual and small group enrolments.
Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)›
  • Designed for educators at primary, secondary or higher education levels who teach curriculum content using English as the medium of instruction
  • Delivered throughout the year at UQ St Lucia and in offshore locations
  • Customised content, timing, contact hours and delivery
English For Specific Purposes: TESOL ›
  • Designed for students considering becoming a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) or who are already ESL teachers in their own country.
  • Offered 9 times each year as a 5 or 10 week course open to individual and small group enrolments.
Customised Programs ›
  • Can be designed and delivered for TESOL professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students, education administrators and government personnel.
  • Can be delivered in Brisbane, Australia as well as in offshore locations.

Programs for native/near native speakers of English

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) ›
  • Internationally recognised qualification to teach English in Australia or overseas.
  • Offered as a 4 week full-time or 12 week part-time program.
Understanding English Grammar ›
  • An introduction to English grammar.
  • Highly recommended as preparation for (or capstone to) the CELTA as well as for primary/secondary school teachers in Australia who want to improve their understanding of English grammar.
  • Offered as a 1 week part-time course (15 hours tuition) 5 times per year

International Diploma in Language Teaching Management ›

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  • A globally recognised qualification that enables language teaching professionals to apply management theory and practice to their work as leaders and managers.
  • Jointly awarded by ICTE-UQ, Cambridge English Language Assessment and World Learning School for International Training Graduate Institute.
  • Two weeks face-to-face teaching plus 6 months online learning.


Cambridge English Language Assessment Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) ›
  • An internationally recognised assessment instrument from Cambridge English Language Assessment designed to test candidates ’ knowledge about the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
  • Offered as a fixed date test 9 times each year.
  • Can be delivered for groups on request.


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