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.



Spring 2024 Short Courses and Workshops are here!

24 January, 2024

Spring Semester 2024 has already begun and we're very excited to welcome back returning students and to greet all new students at KAUST. You can now view the new ELCP timetable for optional short courses and workshops here. All students, including those visiting KAUST, are welcome to participate in our optional courses and workshops. You can sign up for our courses on Campus connect approximately one week before classes begin, so don't forget to check in there as often as you can. We also email all students registered on Campus Connect to make them aware of upcoming courses. The ELCP team would like to wish you all a stimulating, studious and fun Spring Semester 2024 and we very much look forward to seeing you in class!

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