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Name: Osnat Chen

 

 

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 - Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, Ph.D in English Linguistics Expanded Program

           Dissertation: The flow of textual and structural features in schizophrenic language

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1997 - Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, M.A in English Linguistics Expanded Program

Thesis: Communication failure in schizophrenia as a function of adolescent patients' use of late acquired syntactic strategies and conversational cohesion

            Graduated with distinction as an honor student.                              

 

1991 - Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, Teaching Certificate

Graduated with distinction as an honor student and was on the president list.

 

1990 - Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, B.A in English Linguistics Expanded Program

Graduated with distinction as an honor student and was on the president list.

 

 

                       

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1990 – Present: Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, English lecturer in the EFL Unit                                      

Teaching students in the B.A, M.A, and PhD programs.

 

1998 – Present: Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel, English lecturer in the English for Academic Purposes Unit  

 

2015 – Present: Shaarei Mishpat Academic Center

Teaching students in the B.A program: English for Law.

 

1999 – 2003: Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, Research Assistant   

Assisted in studies conducted by Professor J. Fine and Professor J. Walters from the Department of English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS IN INSTITUTION

 

2002 – Present: Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, Administrative and academic coordinator/manager of EFL in the regional colleges under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University and academic director of special EFL programs on the Bar Ilan campus (e.g. programs for the security forces and for the haredi population)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Publications

 

Schizophrenia and Second Language Acquisition, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 29, 2005 (co-author)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-refereed publications

 

Reading Skills for Beginners 2, Bar Ilan University, a textbook for internal use, 1998 (co-author)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Communication failure in schizophrenia as a function of adolescent patients' use of late acquired syntactic strategies and conversational cohesion. A presentation of my M.A thesis findings at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 2000

 

Communication failure in schizophrenia as a function of adolescent patients' use of late acquired syntactic strategies and conversational cohesion. A presentation of my M.A thesis findings to students specializing in brain science at Bar Ilan University, 1999

 

Communication failure in schizophrenia as a function of adolescent patients' use of late acquired syntactic strategies and conversational cohesion. A presentation of my M.A thesis findings at a conference at the Hebrew University, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

In the field of EFL:

  1. EFL courses in the BA program
  1. EFL courses in the MA program

 

  1. EFL courses in the PhD program
 

 

 

 

 

 

תחומי מחקר

  • The language of patients with schizophrenia