Zahraa Sahyoun

PhD Student
Academic title(s): 

PhD Student

Zahraa Sahyoun
Dr. Elin Thordardottir (Supervisor)
Contact Information
Email address: 
zahraa.sahyoun [at]

BA in English Language and Literature from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah/ KSA

MA in ELT with a focus on second language acquisition from the University of Balamand, Lebanon

Professional activities: 

Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music, Student Member

Research areas: 
Bilingual learners and speakers
Second language acquisition
Current research: 

The main focus of my research is to examine the language development of bilingual children such as immigrants or refugees learning English or French. I am also interested in investigating the effect of learning a second or third language on the heritage language spoken at home.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

McGill Excellence Graduate Student Fellowship

PhD Student
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