UNSW Institute of Languages


Career English

Career English will help you to develop the practical English skills you need for a successful career in an increasingly globalised world. You will develop fluency and improve your accuracy in spoken English through a wide variety of classroom activities. These real life language skills will be crucial for living and working in English-speaking contexts as well as for international travel.

You will develop your general English communication skills while engaging with experienced teachers and a diverse group of students from around the world. You will also develop communication strategies that will enhance your employment prospects in English-speaking workplaces.

CRICOS Code Type Duration Maximum Class Size Levels
043924M Full-time 5-40 weeks 18 students 4 Levels

Key Benefits

  • Focus on communicating effectively in a range of real life, social contexts and workplace situations.
  • Increase your confidence in speaking, writing and delivering presentations in English.
  • Build your team skills through group work and projects.
  • Interact in English more effectively in informal social settings as well as more formal situations such as meetings, interviews and negotiations
  • Classes of no more than 18 students that allow for close levels of interaction between you and your teachers.
  • Increase your employment prospects by actively engaging in.
  • Prepare for a formal business course in Australia.

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Level CEFR*
Career English 1 B2.1 (IELTS 5.0 OR equivalent OR results of placement test on arrival)
Career English 2 B2.2
Career English 3 B2.2 - C1
Career English 4 C1
  • Common European Framework of Reference
Skill development through targeted activities
  • listening and reading skills practice
  • building vocabulary and comprehension through listening to and reading authentic media and work texts
  • pronunciation and presentation skills
  • giving individual business focused presentations in front of a group
  • language of meetings
  • role play practice
  • discussion of real world workplace topics
  • regular participation in class meetings, chaired by students
  • negotiation skills
  • team building and team projects
  • analysing case studies
  • social English
  • speaking skills for socialising with friends and workmates
  • functional English for a range of informal situations
  • working and doing business in the Australian context
  • business excursions, e.g. the Australian Stock Exchange or Macquarie Bank
  • guest lectures from the Australian professional and business community
  • professional writing skills
  • writing business emails, reports and job applications

Career English is an exciting new course, replacing our General English course at Intermediate and above levels.

Courses run for 10 weeks in each level, in two 5 week modules.

Please read more information about non tuition fees.

2018 Fees per term AUD $2,250

2018 Dates
Term 7 30 July - 31 Aug
Term 8 3 Sep - 5 Oct
Term 9 8 Oct - 9 Nov
Term 10 12 Nov - 14 Dec

2019 Fees per term AUD $2,275

2019 Dates
Term 1 7 Jan - 8 Feb
Term 2 11 Feb - 15 Mar
Term 3 18 Mar - 18 Apr
Term 4 23 Apr - 24 May
Term 5 27 May - 28 June
Term 6 1 Jul - 2 August
Term 7 5 Aug - 6 September
Term 8 9 Sep - 11 Oct
Term 9 14 Oct - 15 Nov
Term 10 18 Nov - 20 Dec

Classes may be scheduled in the morning or the afternoon at our Kensington or Randwick Campus

Morning class times: 9.00 - 11.00am and 11.30am - 1.30pm
Afternoon class times: 1.30 - 3.30pm and 4.00 - 6.00pm

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00 - 11.00am Marketing
  • Vocabulary and discussion/ analysis of different marketing methods
  • Developing negotiating skills and using emphatic language
Presentation skills
  • Students give individual presentations to the class on a set topic (filmed); feedback
Communication Goals
  • Functional Language - Asking for and giving opinions; Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Giving and responding to feedback in work teams
11.30 - 1.30pm Grammar and vocabulary development analysis
  • The language of persuasion
Case Study 1
  • Solving a marketing problem in a company: Reading, listening and discussion
Writing skills
  • Interviewing new classmates and writing a biography focusing on entertaining and socialising
Team Project
  • Designing and filming a TV commercial, including pronunciation practice
Media study
  • Video business news, vocabulary and discussion/analysis

Final course marks are based on:

  • Ongoing assessment in class based on clearly focused tasks.
  • Participation in class activities such as pair work, group work and special projects.
  • Homework tasks and special assignments based on researching topics and spoken presentations.
  • Term tests based on material covered during the period of study. At the successful completion of the course, you will receive a UNSW Institute of Languages certificate at a graduation ceremony.

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