Rola Naeb

Rola Naeb – Northumbria University– has a BA in English Language and Literature, and Postgraduate Diplomas in Linguistics and in Translation and Interpreting from Aleppo University in Syria. She relocated to the UK and completed an MA in Applied Linguistics at Durham University and a PhD at Newcastle University. Her main research interest is educational technology in second language learning for those with and without formal education.


Young-Scholten, M. and Naeb, R. ‘Evidence for the feasibility and effectiveness of multi-lingual online training and development for teachers of low-literate adult migrants’ in Mishan, ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities. A special volume in the Language and Migration Series published by Peter Lang.  

Naeb, R.  ‘Technology and innovation within and outside the LESLLA classroom’ in Peyton, J. and Young-Scholten, M. (ed.), Theory and Practice in Teaching LESLLA Learners. Multilingual Matters. 


Naeb, R. and Young-Scholten, M. (2017) ‘International training of teachers of low-educated adult migrants’ in Beacco, J.-C., Little, D., Krumm, H.-J. and Thalgott, Ph. (eds.) (2017). The Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants: Some Lessons from Research. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton in cooperation with the Council of Europe.

Seedhouse, P., Harris, A., Naeb, R., &  Üstünel, E. (2014) ‘The Relationship between Speaking Features and Band Descriptors: A Mixed Methods Study’. Research report produced for UCLES and the British Council. 53 pages.

Young, T., Sercombe, P., Sachdev, I., Naeb, R. and Schartner, A. (2013) ‘Success factors for international postgraduate students’ adjustment’. European Journal of Higher Education, 3 (2), p. 151-171

Naeb, R. and Young-Scholten, M. (2013) ‘EU-Speak: a snapshot of best practice in the teaching of low-educated adult immigrants across Europe’. European Shared Treasure, Research report produced for the Lifelong Learning Programme.