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The Skills Lab provides a range of English language support services courses for all levels, as well as workshops and tutorials to all graduate students. It is the aim of the Skills Lab to strengthen English language skills, support academic success, and expand professional opportunity. Although particularly useful for thesis writing, our services also cater to a wide range of academic needs such as writing for publications, speaking, and oral presentation techniques. Programs and Services
The Writing Center. This service is offered to analyze and improve your academic writing with drop-in consultations and support sessions. It is held in the Library, room 2130, on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. To ensure to ensure tutor availability during the above sessions, please email us. To request an appointment outside of our scheduled availability, please email:
Tutors can also be directly emailed if you have specific questions.
Workshops and tutorials may be offered at selected times to support students with presentation techniques or other communication skills when required.
The Skills Lab team also deliver the English as a Second Language program to students requiring English Language support. This ESL program is available to qualifying students only.
Our services aim to have flexibility, so we welcome your ideas on subjects or topics that could help develop students' communication and presentation skills.
Send your queries to:
Or contact the Skills Lab Manager, Kathy Emmenecker, at:
To reach our instructors, contact the following: Lucy.Vick@kaust.edu.sa, Tammy.Binyard@kaust.edu.sa,