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Susie Russak, Dr.

Academic Positions

  • Head of English teacher training track, Faculty of Education
  • Coordinator of Support Services in English, Support center for student with special needs

Research Interests

  • Cross-linguistic studies of acquisition of literacy skills (reading and spelling) in the monolingual and multilingual learners and among learners of differing ability levels
  • Reading-related meta-cognitive processes in cross-linguistic settings
  • Learning disabilities and their impact on additional language acquisition processes
  • Intervention programs in the acquisition of additional languages
  • Teacher knowledge


  • Identification and remediation of learning difficulties in the EFL class
  • Difficulties in the acquisition of English
  • The teaching of languages to pupils with learning disabilities
  • Research seminar: Cognitive and linguistic factors associated with the acquisition of literacy
  • Phonetics and Phonology


Russak, S. (2019). A study of literacy acquisition in English as a foreign  language amongst native Hebrew and Arabic speaking pupils. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Russak, S.  & Daniel Hellwing, A. (2019): University Graduates with Learning Disabilities Define Success and the Factors that Promote It. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education

Russak, S. (2020). Reading and spelling processes in EFL amongst Hebrew and Arabic speakers of differing ability levels: Similarities and differences. Writing Systems Research, DOI

Wong, R. & Russak, S. (2020). Do kindergarten teachers possess adequate knowledge of basic language constructs to teach children to read English as a foreign language? Annals of Dyslexia, 70(1), 79-93 DOI : 10.1007/s11881-020-00197-8

Russak, S. (2020). The contribution of cognitive and linguistic skills in L1 and EFL to English spelling among native speakers of Arabic and Hebrew. Cognitive Development Volume 55, July–September 2020,

Wong, K.S. R. & Russak, S. (2020). Hong Kong Cantonese L1 preschool children's name writing in English L2. Cognitive Development Volume 55, July–September 2020,

Other Interests

  • Writing study programs for English as a foreign language, most recently: Siegel, L, Russak, S. & Wong, R. (2017). Get Set Go Phonics! Hong Kong: Oxford University Press. 
  • Writing assessment measure for English as a foreign language, most recently: RAMA: Israel National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education. (2013). Assessment of basic literacy in English (ABLE) teacher's guide. Rama/

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