ד"ר אפרת הראל

ד"ר
ד"ר אפרת הראל
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קורות חיים

Education


2016-2017 Post-Doc in Linguistics, English Department, Bar Ilan University. Title: "Using a Monolingual Screening Test for Bilingual Children"
2006-2012 PhD in Linguistics, English Department, Bar Ilan University
Funded by the Presidential Fellowship for Excellence, Bar Ilan University
Dissertation title: "The Profile of Typically-Developing Bilingual Children"
2002-2004 MA in Linguistics, English Department, Bar Ilan University (magna cum laude)
Direct MA track for students with high academic achievements, Funded by the Faculty of Humanities, Bar Ilan University
Thesis title: "Very Early Child Second Language Acquisition. Do Morphological and Syntactic Differences between L1 and L2 Still Interfere?"
2002-2003 Teaching Certificate in English, School of Education, Bar Ilan University (summa cum laude)
1999-2002 BA in Linguistics, English Department, Bar Ilan University (summa cum laude)

Work Experience
2015- Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts. Courses: Theoretical Grammar, Pedagogical Grammar, Phonetics and Phonology.
2014- Lecturer, IDC Herzliya. Courses: Basic English Intensive, Pre-Basic English.
2014 Lecturer, IDC Herzliya. Course: ‘Israel BALEV’.
2014- Lecturer, Ono Academic College. Courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Psycholinguistics.
2014 Lecturer, Levinsky College of Education. Course: Language Acquisition
2014 Lecturer, Beit Berl College. Course: Bilingualism among children
2013- Lecturer, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts
Courses: Basic and Advanced English for Academic Purposes
2013- Lecturer, The MOFET Institute, online course: Exposing Young Children to the Hebrew Language, in the diaspora
2013 Lecture, The College of Law and Business, Ramat-Gan, preparation course in English for the AMIRAM test
2012- Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts. Course: Multilingualism and Multiculturalism among children
2007-2012 Preparing for the English Bagrut exam (all modules) in private settings
2004-2005 Chief Training Manager of new instructors for the GMAT test, KIDUM Company

RESPONSIBILITIES: screening new candidates, building a training program, conducting tutorials, grading performance and giving feedbacks
2002-2005 Senior English instructor for the GMAT test, KIDUM Company
RESPONSIBILITIES: conducting tutorials, grading assignments and essays, proofreading of teaching materials
2002-2003 Senior English instructor for the Psychometric exam, Tichon Tel-Aviv Company
RESPONSIBILITIES: initiating and creating instruction sets, conducting tutorials, grading assignments and exams
2002 Individual assistance for EFL courses, Bar Ilan University

Research
2017 Member in the EVALUATE – EU funded project for telecollaboration
2017 Member in the EFL Unit Professional Development Program (PDP), CEFR ECOSTAR project.
2015-2016 Member in a research group, collaborative learning in a global world, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts.
2015 Member in the Steering Committee, Language and Society Conference, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts, June 2015.
2010-2014 Member in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Working Group 1: Syntax and Interfaces with Morphology and Semantics
2012-2013 Research Assistant, "Specific Language Impairment in Bilingual Children: A longitudinal study" (ISF), Department of English and The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
2006-2008 Research Assistant, "Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language Minority Children in Germany and Israel" (BMBF), Department of English and The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
2002-2006 Coordinator, "Morphological, Syntactic and Pragmatic Representation and Processing in Bilingual Children with Specific Language Impairment" (ISF), Department of English and The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
Conference Presentations
2017 Armon-Lotem, S., Altman, C., Harel, E., & Joffe, S. (2017). "Challenges for using CELF-Preschool-2 for Heritage English as a minority language in Israel". International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB), June, 2017, Ireland.
2016 Botwinik, I., Harel, E., & Armon-Lotem, S. (2016). "Wh-Question comprehension in Heritage English: Attrition, lack of resources or processing breakdown?". Workshop on Heritage Language Acquisition, September 2016, Tromsø, Norway.
2016 Waldman, T, Schwab, G. & Harel, E. (April 21-23, 2016). Getting their feet wet: Trainee EFL teachers in Germany and Israel collaborate online to promote their telecollaboration competence through experiential learning. New directions in telecollaboration research and practice. Second international conference on telecollaboration. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. 2016 “Altman, C., Harel, E., Meir, N., Iluz, P., Walters, J. & Armon-Lotem, S. “Can the Goralnik (1995) be used as a screening test among bilingual children? Developing bilingual norms for the Hebrew diagnostic screening test”. The 52nd annual Conference of the Israeli Speech Hearing and Language Association (ISHLA), February 2016, Jerusalem (in Hebrew).
2015 "The Profile of Typically-Developing Bilingual Children in Early Childhood: Acquisition of Wh-questions and Relative Clauses". The Enlightening Encounters in Early Childhood Conference, December 2015, Levinsky College of Education, Tel-Aviv (in Hebrew).
2015 “Production of object relatives in bilingual acquisition: L1 Russian, L2 Hebrew”. March 2015, Conference on Bilingualism, Malta. May 2015, Tel Aviv University Israel. September 2015, ISMBS, Crete.
2015 “A Technology Enhanced Internationalization Project to Promote Students’ Foreign Language Motivation and Global Understanding.” American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, March 2015, Canada. 2015 “Altman, C., Harel, E., Meir, N., Iluz, P., Walters, J. & Armon-Lotem, S. “Can the Goralnik (1995) be used as a screening test among bilingual children? Focus on Accuracy and Specificity”. Annual Hadassah Academic College Conference on SLP in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations, January 2015, Hadassah College, Jerusalem (a poster presentation).
2014 “Participating in a technology enhanced internationalization project to promote students’ foreign language motivation”. Annual Conference, October 2014, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts.
2014 “Raising Multicultural Awareness among Student Teachers in Israel”. English Study Day, February 2014, MOFET, Tel Aviv.
2013 “The Profile of Typically-Developing Bilingual Children: acquisition of Wh-questions and relative clauses”. Seventh Conference of The Israel Association for Literacy and Language, July 2013, Ono Academic College.
2012 “Wh-Questions and Relative Clauses in Bilingual Children with Typical Language Development”. Second Annual Hadassah Academic College Conference on SLP in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations, January 2012, Hadassah College, Jerusalem.
2011 “The Profile of Typically-Developing Bilingual Children: acquisition of Wh-questions and relative clauses”. COST Action IS0804, November 2011, St. Paul Bay, Malta.
2007 Armon-Lotem, S., Danon, G., Harel, E., & Walters, J. (2007). When is article omission indicative of Bilingual SLI? ISB6, Hamburg, Germany, May.
2005 ”In Favor of the No transfer/Full access Hypothesis in Very Early Child Second Language Acquisition”. July 2005, Berlin, Germany.
2005 “Very Early Child Second Language Acquisition. Do Morphological and syntactic Differences between L1 and L2 Still Interfere?”. March 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
2004 “Very Early Child Second Language Acquisition. Do Morphological and syntactic Differences between L1 and L2 Still Interfere?”. November 2004, Bar Ilan Linguistics Colloquium.
Invited Speaker
2014 "Production of Prepositions, Wh-questions and Relative Clauses among Typically-Developing Bilingual Children: on the way to Identify Structures which may Constitute a Baseline into a Future Assessment Tool among Bilingual Children in Israel". Invited speaker in a seminar day of HMO MEUCHEDET, June 2014.
2014 “Language Development among Bilingual Children: From Theory to Practice”. Invited speaker in Prof. Joel Walters’s class, The Department of English-Linguistics, April 2014, Bar Ilan University.
2013 “Bilingualism in preschool years”. Invited speaker in an SLP class, November 2013, Ariel University (repeated in January 2015).
2013 "Production of Prepositions, Wh-questions and Relative Clauses among Typically-Developing Bilingual Children: on the way to Identify Structures which may Constitute a Baseline into a Future Assessment Tool among Bilingual Children in Israel". Invited speaker in a seminar day of HMO CLALIT, July 2013 (repeated in November 2014).
2013 "The Advantages of Bilingualism in Preschool Years". Invited speaker in a book launch event, "ve-ha-yeled omer" (B. Zur, M. Segal & A. Rom), February 2013, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts
2013 “Bilingualism in Preschool Years”. Invited speaker in an SLP meeting, January 2013, Soroka Hospital, Beer-Sheva
2012 “Bilingualism and SLI among Children”. Invited speaker in Dr. Carmit Altman’s class, December 2012, Hadassah College, Jerusalem
2012 “Language Development among Bilingual Children”. Invited speaker in The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center in Haifa, a training branch of MASHAV – Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 2012
2012 “The Reception of Bilingual Children (with no impairment) in the School System”. Invited speaker in Dr. Carmit Altman’s class, School of Education, June 2012, Bar Ilan University
2006 “Very Early Child Second Language Acquisition”. Invited speaker in Dr. Anita Rom’s class, December 2006, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts
2006 “Very Early Child Second Language Acquisition”. Invited speaker in Prof. Joel Walters’s class, The Department of English-Linguistics, January 2006, Bar Ilan University
2004 “Raising Bilingual Children”. Invited speaker in Kid’s Gan, Ra’anana, a talk directed to parents of bilingual children, June 2004, Ra’anana
Awards and Grants
2009 Wolf Foundation Award
2006-2010 Bar Ilan University –PhD Presidential Fellowship for Excellence
2004 Bar Ilan University – Rector Award
2002-2004 Bar Ilan University – grant for the MA studies, awarded by the Faculty of Humanities

פירסומים

Publications


2017 Waldman, T. & Harel, E. (In print). Promoting online collaboration competence among pre-service English as Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers. Collaborative learning in a global world. Literacy, Language and Learning series. Information Age Publishing: N.C.
2017 Haman, E., Łuniewska, M., Hansen, P., Simonsen, H. G., Chiat, S., Bjekić, J., Blažienė, A., Chyl , K., Dabašinskienė, I., Engel De Abreu, P., Gagarina, N., Gavarró, A., Håkansson, G., Harel, E., Holm, E., Kapalková, S., Kunnari, S., Levorato, C., Lindgren, J., Mieszkowska, K., Montes Salarich, L., Potgieter, A., Ribu, I., Ringblom, N., Rinker, T., Roch, M., Slančová, D., Southwood, F., Tedeschi, R., Müge Tuncer, A., Ünal-Logacev, Ö., Vuksanović, J., Armon-Lotem, S. (2017). Noun and verb knowledge in monolingual preschool children across 17 languages: Data from cross-linguistic lexical tasks (LITMUS-CLT). Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, Online First(0), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2017.1308553
2017 Shonfeld, M., Waldman, T., Harel, E., & Rozner, E. (2017). Online collaborative learning of student teachers in Israel and Germany for cultural-oriented teaching. MOFET Institute Journal, 60, 76-71(in Hebrew).
2016 Waldman, T., Harel, E., & Schwab, G. (2016). Getting their feet wet: trainee EFL teachers in Germany and Israel collaborate online to promote their telecollaboration competence through experiential learning. In S. Jager & M. Kurek (Eds), New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education (pp. 179-184). https://research-publishing.net/publication/chapters/978-1-908416-41-4/5...
2016 Harel, E. (2016). The importance of games in teaching a second/foreign language. Hed Ha-Ulpan 105, 105-108 (in Hebrew).
2016 Botwinik, I., Harel, E., & Armon-Lotem, S. (2016). Object relatives in bilingual acquisition: L1/Russian, L2/Hebrew. In Grucza, S., Olpińska-Szkiełko, M., Romanowski, P. (Eds.), Bilingual Landscape of the Contemporary World, Peter Lang Verlag: Frankfurt/Main - London - New York.
2015 Waldman, T. & Harel, E. (2015). Participating in a technology-enhanced internationalization project to promote students’ foreign language motivation. In D. Schwarzer, & B. L. Bridglall (Eds.) Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education: Successes and Challenges within Local and International Contexts (pp. 149-172). Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books.
2009 Armon-Lotem, S., Adam, G., Saiege-Haddad, E., Blass, A., Harel, E., Litt, R., & Walters, J. (2009). Verb inflection as indicators of SLI among bilinguals: Task effects and Cross-Linguistic Differences. Safa Vemoax 8, 1-20. Tel-Aviv University (in Hebrew)

תחומי מחקר

Language Development

First and second language acquisition

Bilingualism

English as an International Language