Hi, I’m Itamar Shatz. I just finished my MA in linguistics at Tel Aviv University, and will be starting my PhD next year. My research involves linguistics, psychology, and education, as well as the interdisciplinary interactions between them.

My research interests include:

– Native and second language acquisition.
– Second language pedagogy, with a focus on TESOL.
– 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 primarily use large-scale, open corpora in my research (e.g. CHILDES), though in the past I have also conducted some experimental and theoretical work.

In addition, I am also interested in tangential areas of research, such as gamification in education, online participant recruitment, and applications of academic findings in the private and public sectors.

If you want more information:

– For my CV and list of publications, go here.
– For a way to contact me and a list of my profiles on various sites, go here.