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​Harel, Efrat Dr.


Dr. Efrat Harel is a researcher of language development among bilingual children as compared to monolingual children. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the linguistic profile of children who speak both English and Hebrew from a very young age.

In addition, Efrat is part of a project whose purpose is to create a diagnostic tool for use with bilingual populations. This tool would be able to accurately identify language deficiencies among bilingual people. Efrat lectures at several colleges of education and prepares kindergarten teachers and interns on the subjects of bilingualism and multiculturalism in Israel as well as the development of first and second languages.

Efrat also teaches English grammar as well as pedagogical grammar to future English teachers. Finally, she teaches English as a Foreign Language to people of all ages, relating to the linguistic aspect and the contrast between Hebrew and English.​