Staff

 

 

Koji

Director: Dr. Koji Arizumi

Office: 200 BB Comer Hall

Email: karizumi@ml.as.ua.edu

Phone: 205-348-5059

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.

 


 

JenniferAdministrative Secretary: Jennifer Patterson
Email: jennifer.g.patterson@ua.edu
Office: 200 BB Comer Hall
Phone: 205-348-5059

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photoAdministrative Secretary: Pamela Richardson
Email: pfrichardson@ua.edu
Office: 200 BB Comer Hall
Phone: 205-348-5059

Pamela is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Minnesota. She moved to Tuscaloosa in 1991 when her husband accepted a job as a professor in the Kinesiology Department. She and her husband have three children currently attending the University of Alabama.

 

KOR-sumiAdministrative GTA: Sumi Woo
Email: woosumi@hotmail.com
Office: 255 BB Comer Hall
Phone: 205-348-0424

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.

 

TURK-Ali fuatAdministrative GTA: Ali Fuat Birol
Email
abirol@crimson.ua.edu
Office: 255 BB Comer Hall
Phone: 205-348-0424

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.

 

meeUntitled-1Administrative GTA, I.T. Specialist: Ahmed Al-Zubidy
Email: aalzubidy@crimson.ua.edu

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 Instructor: Dr. Safa ElNaili
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ARB-MohammadArabic Online Language Trainer: Mohammad Alswyan
Email: maalswyan@crimson.ua.edu

I am from Tabouk, Saudi Arabia. I have Bachelor degree in Islamic Law From Qassim University. I have taught Islamic law for one year.

 

 

ARB-LatifaArabic Online Language Trainer: Latifah Alhothali
Email: lalhothali@crimson.ua.edu

I am from Mecca, Saudi Arabia. I have a Bachelor degree in Biology from Umm Al-Qura University.

 

 

ARB-JameelArabic Language Trainer: Fadhela Jameel
Email: fjameel@bama.ua.edu

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.

 

 


 

xiangpic1-150x150Chinese Instructor: Dr. Xiang Zhang
Emailzhang023@bama.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-8469
Degree: Ph.D., The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dissertation: World Citizenship: A New Model of Chinese Heritage Language Education
M.A., TESOL, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
M.A., Linguistics and Translation, Wuhan University, China

 

CHI-NingChinese Instructor: Ning Yang
Email: yangning1212@yahoo.com
Phone: 205-348-7649

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.

 

Xiaosheng Yang - Photo for WebpageChinese Language GTA: Xiaosheng Yang
Email: xyang23@crimson.ua.edu

I am Xiaosheng Yang. I am a GTA teaching Chinese language here at MLC/CLC. I come from China. I like teaching and learning new languages and I have been teaching Chinese at UA for over four years. I like different cultures and the history of different countries. I also like making friends. I welcome you to join our wonderful language programs at MLC/CLC and share your wisdom and experience of higher education with us!

 


 

untitledFarsi Language Trainer: Mehrasa Baghban
Email: mehrasa.baghban@yahoo.com

I am a native of Iran. I was born in Shiraz, a beautiful city of Iran famous for their great poets: Hafez and Saadi. I got my diploma from my hometown. Now I am a freshman student at Shelton state college.

 

 


 

imageHindi Language Trainer: Manupriya (Priya) Chandpuri
Emailmchandpuri@crimson.ua.edu

My name is Manupriya Chandpuri (Priya). I am from Bhakra Nangal, Punjab, India. I am an immigrant here in The United States. I am an undergraduate senior, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. I love being around people and learning about new cultures. I enjoy cooking, singing and shopping. Looking forward to work with you all and I hope you will have fun learning Hindi. Good luck and RTR!

 


 

laurieJapanese Instructor / Web Development for Online: Laurie Arizumi
Email: larizumi@ml.as.ua.edu
Degree: Master of Musicology with an Emphasis in Ethnomusicology, The Florida State University
Certificates: TESOL, The Florida State University
Distance Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fulbright/Hays Scholar: Summer Japanese teaching program in the Japan Foundation, Urawa (Tokyo), Japan
Special Interests: Computer Assisted Foreign Language Teaching, Koto, Taiko, Celtic Harp, Sweep Rowing, Aikido

 

chikaJapanese Instructor: Chika Kobayashi
Email: kchika331@hotmail.com
Degree: Master of Arts in Asian Civilization: Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, University of Iowa
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, Southeast Missouri State University
Special Interests: Listening to music, traveling (favorite trip was to Italy), plays piano, piccolo and accordion.

 

photo (2)Japanese Online Language Trainer: Yukiko Gilbert
Email: yukikogilbert@icloud.com

My name is Yukiko Gilbert and I am from Katsuura, Japan. I received my BA in English Literature from Jissen Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan and at the same time, I acquired a high school teacher’s certificate for English. After I moved to Tuscaloosa in 1987, I started my career as a translator/interpreter at a Japanese owned company. For the last 27 years, I have worked at the company as a Japanese / English bilingual executive assistant.

 

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Japanese Online Language Trainer: Qingshuo Chen
Email: qingshuochen@gmail.com

Hi, I’m Qingshuo Chen (aka Sherry). I started learning Japanese almost 8 years ago. I lived in Japan for only half a year before I moved to Melbourne, Australia. I was so enchanted with the Japanese people an Japanese culture so I kept getting myself involved in all kinds of Japan-related activities. I am glad to be part of the online course and I look forward to sharing with and learning from you!

 

10533543_511708718963159_8866110422973620205_nJapanese Online Language Trainer: Shiori Suzuki
Email: 1126shiori@gmail.com

I’m from Chiba, Japan. I want to be an English teacher and convey the joy of English to my students in the future. I’m convinced that language is an essential tool to communicate with each other. Let’s feel the power of the languages together in CLC!

 

UntitledJapanese Online Language Trainer: Kyle Burns
Email: ktburns@crimson.ua.edu

My name is Kyle and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am currently pursuing a degree in Engineering with a minor in Japanese. I’ve loved the unique challenge that learning a foreign language has offered me and hope to share that through tutoring.

 

profile picJapan Outreach Initiative Coordinator: Yumi Miyatake (宮武祐見 )
Email:  ymiyatake@ua.edu

Yumi is from Hokkaido, Japan. After having experience teaching at high school in Japan, she is working as a Japan Outreach Coordinator at UA. Other than organizing Japanese Conversation Cafe and Japanese related events at campus, she visits local schools (PreK-12) and communities to share Japanese culture (school life, food, origami, cooking, art, basic Japanese etc.). Target is from children to adult. If you are interested in learning about Japanese culture or for more information, feel free to contact her to arrange schedule.

 


 

KOR-sumiKorean Language Coordinator: Sumi Woo (우수미)
Email: woosumi@hotmail.com

Hi, everyone! I am Sumi from Samcheok, Korea. I has been teaching Korean since the fall semester of 2009 at the University of Alabama as a Korean language trainer. The UA Korean program is a self-instructional program where students study the language by themselves with a help of a  Korean language trainer. Learing Korean language and culture at the UA has been an enjoyable process. Enjoy studying Korean with us. We welcome you with open arms.

 

KOR-ChanhyungKorean Language Trainer: Chanhyung You (유찬형)
Email: perfector35@gmail.com

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!

 

KOR-jijungKorean Language Trainer: Ji-Jung Yoon (윤지정)
Email: jyoon1@crimson.ua.edu

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.

 

KOR-jiyeonKorean Language Trainer: Ji-Yeon Hong (홍지연)
Email: jiyeon0113@gmail.com

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!

 


 

NHU-LilianaNahuatl Language Trainer: Liliana sherlyn hernandez martinez
Email: liliana_nieve@hotmail.com

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POR-GeremyPortuguese Language Trainer: Dr. Geremy Freeman
Email: geremyfreeman@hotmail.com

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-AdThai Language Trainer: Ad Kanyalak
Email: apinan35401@yahoo.com

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TURK-Ali fuatTurkish Language GTA: Ali Fuat Birol
Email: abirol@crimson.ua.edu

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.

 


 

Tu NguyenVietnamese Language Trainer: Tu Nguyen
Emailnttu@crimson.ua.edu
Office: 2024 SERC
Phone:
 205-764-7276

This is Tu from Vietnam. I am a lecturer at Hanoi Architectural University for over 6 years. Now I am a PhD student in Civil Engineering. I like traveling and meeting people.