Director: Dr. Koji Arizumi
Office: 200 BB Comer Hall
Koji Arizumi (有住幸二) grew up in Tokyo, Japan. He went to Waseda University and majored in physics. While in college, he started playing the flute and went on to get a master’s degree (MA) and doctoral degree (DMA) in music. He has been teaching Japanese on Satellite TV/video as well as in the classroom almost 20 years while researching the educational use of technology. Dr. Arizumi also teaches Modern Japanese Literature and Film in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics of UA.
Administrative Secretary: Jennifer Patterson
Office: 200 BB Comer Hall
Administrative GTA, Korean Language Trainer: Sumi Woo (우수미)
Office: 255 BB Comer Hall
Sumi is from Samcheok, Korea. She is a doctoral student majoring in Comparative Politics and minoring in American Politics and International Relations at the UA. She received her BA in Political Science and International Relations (Minor in Economics) from Kookmin University and MA in Policy Sciences (Public Policy) from Ewha Womans University in Korea, and she worked at several Northeast Asian history-relevant NGOs and the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea for 5 years. She is a world traveler. She traveled around fifty countries, met various people, and experienced diverse cultures throughout the countries. She treats human relations importantly, values own individuality, and tries to understand and help other people. She is strong, independent and dynamic, and she enjoys playing racquetball, tennis, billiards and bowling, swimming and cooking.
Administrative GTA: Ramzi Al-horani
PhD student majoring Exercise physiology. I speak native Arabic, and I have taught it before.
Administrative GTA, I.T. Specialist: Ahmed Al-Zubidy
Hello, I am from Baghdad, Iraq and I am a PhD student in Computer Science. I received my BS in Software Engineering in Amman, Jordan in February 2013. I love computers and technology (obviously), traveling, and sports (tennis, soccer, ping-pong, basketball, swimming).
Arabic online Instructor: Tami Newberry
Arabic online trainer: Mohammad Alswyan
I am from Tabouk, Saudi Arabia. I have Bachelor degree in Islamic Law From Qassim University. I have taught Islamic law for one year.
Arabic online trainer: Latifah Alhothali
I am from Mecca, Saudi Arabia. I have a Bachelor degree in Biology from Umm Al-Qura University.
Arabic Language Trainer: Fadhela Jameel
Fadhela Jameel is from Iraq. She has been teaching Arabic at CLC for 18 years. She also worked as an external examiner for Arabic language at the University of North Alabama.
Chinese Online Instructor: Ning Yang
I am from China. I received my MA in TESOL from UA. Now I am in the PHD program of Educational Psychology. I am glad that I got the opportunity to work with people all over the world in CLC. My goal is to help every student to enjoy learning.
Chinese Online Trainer: Wei Liu
I got the Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in United States and now is working for my doctorate degree in Educational Psychology in UA. I have been teaching “Introduction to Educational Psychology” for undergraduates for four years. I like reading, traveling, and getting to know history, music and people from different cultures. Learning is a changing process. Language is a bridge that connects people from different cultures. Let’s make language learning fun and active.
Farsi Language Trainer: Bob Keith
Bob grew up outside of Memphis, but got his BA in Public Relations and MA in Applied Economics from the University of Alabama. He lived in Washington, DC and worked as an Economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics before going back to school. In 2011, he received a Boren Fellowship to study Persian language at the University of Maryland in their Flagship Program, and got his MPS in Persian language at Maryland. He recently returned from his study abroad in Ankara, Turkey and is currently working as a Persian Researcher and Translator.
Farsi Language Trainer: Ismaeil Meidany
Hebrew Language Trainer: Raya Greenberger
I was born and raised in Israel. I moved to Alabama in 2008 and I have been attending the University of Alabama since 2009. I am double majoring in Management and Geology. I enjoy dancing, reading, hiking and traveling.
Japanese Online Trainer: Yuria Igarashi
Bachelor of Foreign Cultures. Possession of Teaching Japanese certification.I do Yosakoi which is a traditional Japanese dance. I also like snowboarding.
Japanese Online Trainer: Sam Malone
My name is Sam Malone. I am from Fort Rucker, Alabama. I am an undergraduate student majoring in English and minoring in Japanese. I love learning about new cultures and new languages. I hope I can help students have a great, first experience with studying Japanese.
Japanese Online Trainer: Conor Yanul
I’m Conor Yanul and a senior at the university of Alabama. I study international relations and have studied in Japan for 1 year. I also love to play soccer!
Japanese Online Trainer: Mai Yamane
My name is Mai and I am originally from Japan, however, I have lived last eight years on Rome, Georgia. I am majoring in Music Education and I enjoy playing many kinds of instruments. I was able to travel to Miami for the National Championship Game as a member of the Million Dollar Band. Roll Tide!
Korean Language Trainer: Chanhyung You (유찬형)
Hi, nice to see you all. I’m Chanhyung you, from Korea. I’m studying Operations management(OM). I have been interested in interlanguage, Korean and English. Learning foreign language is great experience. I hope you have a good semester with CLC!
Korean Language Trainer: Ji-Jung Yoon (윤지정)
Hi! My name is Jijung Yoon. I am from Bundang, Korea. Currently, I am an undergraduate student majoring in Advertising. I like sharing Korean culture and teaching Korean language. I hope you have a great experience with learning new language, and I would be happy to help you. Thank you.
Korean Language Trainer: Ji-Yeon Hong (홍지연)
Hello. My name Ji Yeon Hong. I am from Daegu, South Korea. I am undergraduate student majoring Psychology. I have been to many different countries! I love to share and learn the new cultures all around! I am so excited to see you at my Korean class!
Nahuatl Language Trainer: Liliana sherlyn hernandez martinez
Portuguese Language Trainer: Geremy Freeman
I earned my PhD in Romance Languages (linguistics) from the University of Alabama in 2009. As a graduate student at UA I taught French. During this time I had the opportunity to branch out and study other languages as well. One of these was Portuguese which I studied right here in the CLC. Since then I’ve become quite passionate about all things Brazilian and I’ve had the good fortune to travel to Brazil many times since I began my studies of Portuguese. As fate would have it, while making an unexpected visit to B.B. Comer Hall in December of 2012, I was approached by Koji Arizumi who was in need of a Portuguese teacher for the upcoming semester. He offered me the position and I gladly accepted. It feels great to involved with Portuguese again,only this time as a teacher, and it is my goal to instill in all those who pass through my class the same passion I feel for the language of Brazil and its culture.
Thai Language Trainer: Ad Kanyalak
Turkish Language Trainer: Ali Fuat Birol
Ali Fuat is from Turkey. He grew up in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. He received his BA and MA degrees from Turkey. He studied “Critical and Postmodern International Relations Theories” in his MA degree. Now, he is a PHD student in the Department of Political Science at UA.