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.



Successful completion of Fall 2023

11 December, 2023

This semester has been an extremely productive one for the ELCP team. Not only have we taught a full program of our short courses and workshops, but we have also launched a new mandatory English program as part of the Postgraduate Diploma Program, also inaugurated this semester. Our students are the source of our inspiration and drive to offer all students at KAUST the very finest language and communication services and assistance. Congratulations to all our amazing students! Have a great winter break and we look forward to seeing you in class in the new year.

What students

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