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 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.



03 April, 2024

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak from the ELCP

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24 January, 2024

Spring 2024 Short Courses and Workshops are here!

The ELCP is excited to announce our Spring 2024 optional short courses and workshops

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17 December, 2023

Commencement 2023

The ELCP would like to congratulate all students who commenced in 2023

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11 December, 2023

Successful completion of Fall 2023

The ELCP is proud to announce that the Fall 2023 semester has come to a successful close, and we have helped 250+ students with their academic programs by honing their English language and communication skills

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What students

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