Mirit Hadar

Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Jewish Studies

Specialty:Hebrew and Israel Culture
Phone:(607) 274-3687
Office:218 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Courses offered

  • Elementary Hebrew I-II  (HEBR 10100-10200)
  • Intermediate Hebrew I-II   (HEBR 20100-20200)
  • Independent Study in Hebrew Language I-II   (HEBR 29900-39900)
  • Israel Culture through Film  (JWST 27500)



M.S. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation  Syracuse University 
- Dissertation: “Correlation Between Culture Communication Skills and Learning Outcomes in Discussion Boards for Online Courses”
- Presentation: National Association of Hebrew Professors, (NAHP) Conference 2015 - "The Use of Digital Animation in Hebrew Letters Teaching.” Memphis, Tennessee
- Presentation: NAHP Conference 2014 - Distance learning in teaching a second language online. Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

M.S.Ed. in Education - Corporate and Community Education  Elmira College
- Created online training curriculum (Knovio)

Professional Certificate in Cross-cultural Communication  Teachers' College of Columbia University
- Educational program development visualization (Inspiration 9, Comic Life)

Advanced Diploma in Post-secondary Language Acquisition  Tel-Aviv University

B.A. in Semitic Linguistics and Comparative Literature  Haifa University


Additional activities

Director and co-founder of Israel Film Festival at Ithaca College, running annually each spring since 2014


Recent research

Summer 2016
TST BOCES Adult ESL Program – Ithaca, NY
Conducted 9 hours of ethnography observations in advanced and beginners’ ESL classes, and three hours of interviews with immigrants and refugees taking ESL classes. The goal was to identify the effectiveness of the use of digital translation devices in traditional ESL class on their learning outcomes.

Summer 2016
The Center for Academic Studies – Or Yehuda, Israel
“Implementations of Multimedia Principles in Traditional Class Lesson Plans” (Dir. by Dr. Gila Kurtz). Conducted nine hours of observations with set of culturally diverse educators enrolled in the class. The goal is to identify cultural attributes, which contribute to the educators’ instructional planning.

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