English Language and Communication Program

Helping the students of KAUST develop the necessary skills to communicate their ground-breaking science to a global audience



Through our courses, workshops, and one-on-one support, we

  • support academic success with a strong foundational English language program and a range of skill-building courses
  • empower students to present themselves and their research with confidence
  • expand professional opportunity through the development of strong scientific writing, oral communication, and presentation skills

As a unit, we are dedicated to serving the student population, the majority of whom are non-native speakers of English. Students often need our support and additional English language instruction at the start of their academic programs and while writing their theses and dissertations.



Request a tailor-made short course or workshop

from the ELCP

Although the ELCP offers a range of courses and workshops, there may be something specific related to English that you want your team at KAUST to concentrate on. Maybe you want your students to work on an elevator pitch or write a research proposal, for example? Whatever your needs, you can now send them directly to us using the form now available on our website. Just click on the Course & Workshop Requests tab in the navigation at the top of the page, or follow this link.



25 September, 2023

Falling Walls KAUST 2023

The ELCP Team was once again delighted to be involved in coaching participants in the 2023 edition of the Falling Walls KAUST competition

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03 September, 2023

New optional courses and workshops FALL 2023

It is our pleasure to announce the new short courses and workshops for the Fall Semester 2023

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29 August, 2023

Welcome to Fall Semester 2023!

The ELCP is excited to announce that Fall Semester 2023 has already started.

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22 June, 2023

Eid Mubarak!

The ELCP wishes you all a joyous Eid Al-Adha

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