Ella Tabari, MA


Email: Fatemeh [dot] Tabari [at] etu [dot] unige [dot] ch



  • visiting Erasmus student at University of Geneva
  • PhD candidate (2014/11 - present): Neuropsycholinguistics, Philosophy and science of language, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Visiting student in the faculty of psychology, Neuropsychophysiology lab, University of Minho, Portugal


  • MA: 2008 - 2010 - Teaching English as a Foreign Language (focused on Psycholinguistics), Azad University, Shiraz branch, Shiraz, Iran. Title of master thesis “Bilingualism from theory to practice” 
  • BSc: 2003-2007 - English Language and literature, Yasooj Universit, Yasooj, Iran. 


Research Interests: 

My research interests include studying the neural basis of language acquisition and neurodevelopment in bilingual and multilingual learners. Currently, I am using brain imaging to study language production in students, in relation to the linguistic context of learning (i.e. learning school material in their second or third languages). I believe that the key to a successful education is understanding the system in which the information is received, retrieved, analyzed and produced by the learner’s brain. Such information opens the door for educationists to take effective strategies for developing an efficient educational system, and helps health professionals to diagnose the source of speech-language deficits. I am also enthusiastic about building a better understanding of communication and language production in people with neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.




Firooz SadighiFarazaneh Dehghan, Fatemeh Tabari (2012). A manual of Language Acquisition Approaches and Theories. Shiraz: Navid Shiraz.


Fatemeh Tabari, Firooz Sadighi (2014). Bilingual Education; From Theory to Practice. MJLTM. 4 (2),311-323.

Fatemeh Tabari, Elena Garayzabal Heinze, Adriana Sampaio (2016). How Far from the Premise; A systematic review and critical appraisal of literature on Content and Language Integrated Learning. Review in educational research. Under review

Conference Presentations

Fatemeh Tabari, “Language, Speech and aging”. Jornada UAM-CSIC "de jóvenes investigadores en Filosofía y Ciencias del Lenguaje, Madrid, Spain. June 2016.