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Dr Rola Naeb

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

I completed my BA in English Language and Literature from Aleppo University in Syria in 1998.  I then went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics in 1999 and another in Translation and Interpreting in 2001.  In 2004, I finished my MA in Applied Linguistics at Durham University with focus on English language teaching and educational technology.  In 2015, I got my PhD from Newcastle University.  In 2013, I joined Northumbria as a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, having worked for more than 8 years at Newcastle University as research assistant and part-time lecturer. 


  • Applied Linguistics PhD April 22 2015
  • Linguistics MA June 30 2004
  • PGDip September 30 2001
  • Linguistics PGDip September 28 1999

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • International training of teachers of low-educated adult migrants, Naeb, R., Young-scholten, M., Beacco, J., Krumm, H., Little, D., Thalgott, P. 20 Jan 2017, The Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants / L’intégration linguistique des migrants adultes, De Gruyter
  • The relationship between speaking features and band descriptors, Seedhouse, P., Harris, A., Naeb, R., Üstünel, E. 2014
  • Success factors for international postgraduate students' adjustment: exploring the roles of intercultural competence, language proficiency, social contact and social support, Young, T., Sercombe, P., Sachdev, I., Naeb, R., Schartner, A. 1 Jun 2013, In: European Journal of Higher Education
  • Non-literate L2 adults’ small steps in mastering the constellation of skills required for reading, Young-Scholten, M., Naeb, R. 31 Oct 2008, Low-Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition, Roundtuit Publishing

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  • Rim Day Start: 01/03/2018
  • Hafez Karout Start: 01/10/2017
  • Samawal Jarad Start: 01/09/2017


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