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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

Courses

  • 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

Publications

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 doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2019.1581126

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
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1034912X.2019.1585524

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 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17586801.2020.1751773

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2020.100924

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,

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2020.100957

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. http://cms.education.gov.il/EducationCMS/Units/ Rama/

 
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