English Language and Communication Program

The English Language and Communication Program (ELCP) provides courses and workshops to support graduate students with the effective communication of their research.

Instructors in the ELCP teach the following mandatory courses:

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

The IELP consists of two levels (1 and 2, according to student assessments), each consisting of 25 hours of weekly instruction. This is a full-time course and is designed for students who require the development of pre-requisite foundational English language. Classes focus on all aspects of English development, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The EAP program is designed for all students with test scores in the high intermediate range, but who require advanced-level English language skills in order to succeed within a graduate education program. This program requires 10 hours of instruction per week. All aspects of English development will be covered, with an emphasis on improving students’ ability to effectively communicate their research in written and spoken form. Modules covered include Scientific Research Writing and Presentation Skills.

Other Services

As well as the mandatory courses, the ELCP instructors run single-session workshops which include instruction on topics such as How to Write a Research Proposal, and Scientific Posters: Prepare and Present. 

In addition to group courses and workshops, the ELCP instructors provide one-to-one sessions to support students with writing and presentation skills. Please contact the team for further information on the support you can receive: elcp@kaust.edu.sa.