Nebila DHIEB, Ph.D

General Director INTERLINK Language Center, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, Acting Director of University Preparation Center (UPC)
+966 11 2242222 Ext: 3660
Areas of Expertise
  • Applied Linguistics
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Methodology in TEFL/TESL
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teacher Training

Nebila oversees both the Women’s and Men’s Divisions at the university as well as all outreach programs offered by INTERLINK. With MA and PhD degrees in Applied Linguistics from the University of Manuba (UM), Tunisia, and as Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics at UM, she has lectured on Curriculum Development, Applied Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, and TESL/TEFL Methodologies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. During most of her tenure, she has been involved in facilitating different pre-service and in-service teacher training programs. An active participant in international conferences in TESOL, TESOL ARABIA, the Maghreb Conference, and INTERLINK’s various, annual ELT International Symposia, she enjoys training, research, and writing. Her articles have been published in English for Specific Purposes, ITL Review of Applied Linguistics, CALL-EJ and English Teaching Forum. Her book “Understanding Reading in a Scientific Context: A Genre-based Approach” was published in 2010 (VDM). Nebila is fluent in Arabic and French.


  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Manouba University, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Manouba University, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Bachelor of English Language and Literature, Ecole Normale Superieure, Sousse, Tunisia


  • General Director of INTERLINK Language Center, Al Yamamah University
  • Director of Instruction and the Curriculum, INTERLINK Language Center, Al Yamamah University
  • Director of Women’s Division INTERLINK Language Center, Al Yamamah University
  • Regional Director for MENA area, American Consortium of Universities
  • Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics, Institut Superieur des Langues de Tunis, Tunisia

Publications , Workshops and other projects

  • 2015 “Calibration of Grading: Exploring teachers’ Perception” (with Mr. S. Sengupta and G. Kormpas) & “What’s in proficiency?”
  • 2014 Chair : First International ELT Conference on Motivation. AlYamamah University
  • 2014 “Project-Based Learning” (Workshop for SILC/YU, August 26, 2014)
  • 2013 Chair : Third International ELT Symposium., INTERLINK at AlYamamah University
  • 2010 (Book) “Understanding Reading in a Scientific Context”. Verlag Dr. Muller Publications.
  • 2008 “Designing an E-learning ESP Course: Possibilities and Challenges” CALL EJ online. Available at: 2/dhieb-henia.html
  • 2008 “A profile of subject specialists’ screen reading”. In Davidson, P., Shewell, J. and Moore, W.J. (Eds.). Educational Technology in the Arabian Gulf: Research, Theory and Pedagogy.Dubai:TESOL Arabia.
  • 2008 “Subject specialists’ reading strategies online and in print”. In Jendli, A., Coombe, C., & Troudi, S. (2008). Best practice in English language teaching. Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications.
  • 2006 “Metacognitive Strategy Training: an application for skimming research articles in an ESP context”. English Teaching Forum, 44/1: 2-7. Available at:
  • 2003 “Evaluating the effectiveness of metacognitive strategy training for reading research articles in an ESP context”. English for Specific Purposes. 22/4: 387- 417