I am Itamar Shatz, and I am currently a linguistics MA student at Tel Aviv University. My research involves linguistics, psychology, and education, as well as the interdisciplinary interactions between them.


Research interests include:
– Second language acquisition.
– Second language pedagogy, with a focus on TESOL.
– Native language acquisition, with a focus on English phonology.
– Optimization of teaching and learning techniques.


My current focus is on studying how our native language affects the way we learn a second language. I am also interested in tangential areas, such as gamification in education, online participant recruitment, and applications of academic findings in the industry. The majority of my current language-related research utilizes various open corpora (e.g. CHILDES), though I also conduct some experimental and theoretical work.