Larysa Nikolayeva

Assistant Professor

Larysa Nikolayeva is an Assistant Professor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She obtained her PhD in Typological Linguistics from Donetsk National University, Ukraine, in March 2005. Dr. Nikolayeva has worked in the Middle East since the year 2009. She has been successfully teaching a range of reading and writing courses.

Research and Professional Activities


Research interests:  

(1) text adaptation for Arab students;

(2) online learner-content interaction of Emirati students.


Current Projects:

(1) Response to text adaptation by Arab students;

(2) Exploring online learner-content interaction of Emirati female students.


Keywords: (1) text adaptation, reader response, readability, readerability;

      (2) online learning, Learning Management System, educational data mining.

Teaching Areas

  1. English Composition III (240)
  2. Business Communication (207)
  3. English in the Professions (223)



1. Nikolayeva, L. (2020). Experiential learning in writing a research proposal. In Zoghbor, W., Alexiou, T.,  Advancing the ELT Practices, Zayed University, p. 184 – 197.

2. Nikolayeva, L. (2019). Adapting a text for testing purposes: approach to academic reading and writing assessment design in the Middle East. – Theory and practice in language studies, 9(2), p.204 - 212.

3. Nikolayeva, L. (2018). Role of guest lecturer in research proposal writing: perception of students, Arab World English Journal. Proceedings of 1st MEC TESOL Conference 2018, pp. 24-36.