About Us

The Academic Writing Center at the English Language Institute was given the initial go-ahead and approval by an official decision from the KAU President in December 2018. The Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al Alshaikh, officially launched the ELI Academic Writing Center during an inaugural ceremony held at KAU on Thursday May 23, 2019.



To provide national leadership in the field of academic writing in English.


To offer programs of 'excellence' in academic writing in English for the University students to enhance the writing quality of reports, projects and academic research.

Current Workshops at the Center

Date Time Workshops Titles Link
31-1-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Writing Concisely and Avoiding Redundancy Click HERE
7-2-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Grammar and Writing Techniques in Academic Writing Click HERE
14-2-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Prewriting Strategies Click HERE
21-2-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Writing an Action Research Click HERE
6-3-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Writing Theoretical Framework for Research Papers Click HERE
17-4-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Creative Writing Click HERE
24-4-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Words (and Phrases) to Avoid in Academic Writing Click HERE
1-5-2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. MLA Citation Techniques Click HERE

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

No. Appointments are free for all faculty, staff, and students at King Abdulaziz University.

Opening Hours in the Academic Year 2022/23

Sunday to Thursday: online and on-campus

From 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


English Language Institute, (Men's Campus) Building 535 - Room 429

English Language Institute, (Women's Campus) Preparatory Year Building (237) - Room 123

English Language Institute - Rabigh Branch - (Men's Campus) Soon

English Language Institute - Rabigh Branch - (Women's Campus) Building 10 - Room 303

For contact and inquiries, please email us or visit the center

Men's Campus


Women's Campus


You can make an appointment online via https://kau.mywconline.com/, send us an email at

Men's Campus


Women's Campus


Or meet us in person at the center.

Any member of the university community who wishes to have feedback on a piece of their writing. We understand that you may not have a draft ready. We can also help you with your ideas for your article or paper.

A consultation will help you to see the areas of your writing that may not be communicating as effectively as you would like them to. You are welcome to ask for feedback on content, meaning, and readability. Have a journal article idea and need someone to bounce ideas off of? Then a consultation is a place for you to work with a tutor to come up with ideas or outlines for articles.

Questions, questions, questions! A consultation is you with a tutor discussing your work through a series of questions and answers. Come with your questions ready for the tutor and get the most out of your experience.

We work with writers during any stage of their writing process. In other words, bring your journal description, your assignment instructions, your ideas, questions, notes, and the results of brainstorming sessions. If you have a draft, print it and bring it with you or bring your laptop. We cannot accommodate flash drives.

Yes. Our writing specialists will point out areas on your paper where you have made grammar or syntax mistakes. They will help you find resources to help you understand your grammatical errors so that you can continue to improve your writing.