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KojiDirector: Dr. Koji Arizumi

Office: 200 BB Comer Hall

Email: karizumi@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 applied 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 more than 20 years while researching the educational use of technology. Dr. Arizumi also teaches Japanese Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics of UA. He has been Executive Director of the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP) since 2015.


JenniferAdministrative Secretary: Jennifer Patterson
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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: Dr. Sumi Woo
Email: swoo@crimson.ua.edu
Office: 255 BB Comer Hall
Phone: 205-348-0424

Sumi is from Samcheok, Korea. She is a doctor 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.


egemen webpageAdministrative GTA: Egemen Gun
Email:
egun@crimson.ua.edu
Office: 255 BB Comer Hall

Egemen is from Turkey. He received his BA in Counseling from Ege University and MA in Early Childhood Education from UAB. Currently, he is a PhD student majoring in Educational Research at UA. His research interest is “measurement and evaluation in education”. He enjoys playing and watching sports.


CHI-NingCLC GTA language-learning advisor:
Ning Yang
Email: yangning1212@yahoo.com

I am from China. I received my MA in TESOL from UA.  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 language.


CLC profileDutch Language Trainer: Sakina Dhondia
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Hi, my name is Sakina Dhondia and I am from the country known for its tulips and bicycles – The Netherlands. I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in Finance. I look forward to help you you learning more about the Dutch language and culture.


Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 9.16.38 AMHebrew Instructor: Guy Antebi

Email: gantebi@brandeis.edu

Guy Antebi has been a lecturer in Hebrew at Brandeis since 2004. Before coming to Brandeis, he had several years of experience teaching Hebrew in the Department of Middle East and South Asian Studies at Emory University, and in The Critical Languages at the University of Alabama. Currently he also teaches at the the School of Hebrew in Middlebury College, Vermont. His special area of interest is educational technology.

Antebi earned a bachelor’s degree in educational technology and Middle Eastern studies and a master’s degree in agency administration from the University of Alabama. Additionally, he has a master’s degree in teaching Hebrew from Brandeis University.


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Hindi Language Trainer: Amber Gupta
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I am from the Brass City of India- Moradabad. I am an Undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science at the University of Alabama. I am a Hindi Language Trainer and a web developer at The C.L.C. I welcome you all to come and enjoy Hindi with me. I will assist you all the wonderful things that India offers. Roll Tide Roll!!


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: Benjamin (Benjie) Canady
Email: bmcanady@crimson.ua.edu

Hello! My name is Benjie Canady and my family currently resides in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. I have lived in various places across the US and even lived in Sasebo, Japan for 3 years. I am an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama, pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Japanese. I love to travel and hope to one day work abroad with the US State Department, fostering good relationships between countries and learning about as many different cultures as I can. どうぞよろしく!


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Japanese Online Language Trainer: Taylor Meads
Email: taylormeads1@gmail.com

My name is Taylor Meads, I’m an undergraduate student at UA from Atlanta, Georgia. majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Japanese. Language learning is one of my many passions, and I hope to improve my own skills as well as spread my love for the Japanese language to new students.お互い学習するのに楽しみにしています。

 


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Japanese Online Language Trainer: Leah Miller

Email: lbmiller2@crimson.ua.edu

My name is Leah Miller. I am from Horton, Alabama. I am a senior and my major is International Studies. I love learning about different cultures and languages!


 

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Japanese Online Language Trainer: McKenna Mulhern

Email: mamulhern@crimson.ua.edu

 

 


 

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Japanese Online Language Trainer: Lin Tan
Email: ltan3@crimson.ua.edu

My name is Lin Tan, original from Zhejiang China. I am a senior student of The University of Alabama, majoring Accounting and minoring Japanese. I am very interested in Japanese culture and animation, and want to share my passion of Japanese with you. Hope to make friends with people from different countries!


KOR-sumiKorean Language Coordinator: Dr. Sumi Woo (우수미)
Email: swoo@crimson.ua.edu

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.


 

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Korean Language Trainer: Younkyung Cho (조윤경)
Email: ycho8@crimson.ua.edu

Hi, my name is Younkyung Cho. I am from Incheon, Korea. I am studying Management Information System (MIS). I would like to share culture and language of Korea. Learning other language will help you in the future. I hope you enjoy studying Korean.


 

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Korean Language Trainer: Sumi Mize (이수미)
Email: slmize@crimson.ua.edu

Hello, I’m Sumi Mize. I am from Seoul, South Korea. I am studying Chemistry and Pre-Dental. I was adopted when I was in middle school and moved to States from Korea. As I live with American family, I’ve always been willing to share the culture and language of Korea. I hope you enjoy taking Korean class and I also hope that I can help you with Korean class as a language trainer.


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Korean Language Trainer: Sarah Koh (고사라)
Email: skoh@crimson.ua.edu

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am an undergraduate who is double majoring in Finance and Accounting. I am looking forward to having an Introductory Korean class (KOR 101) this upcoming 2016 spring semester. I love learning new languages and cultures from others. Also, I believe that having a chance to learn foreign languages is a great opportunity you can have in your life!


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Korean Language Trainer: Huicheol Yun (윤희철)
Email: jjapa2002@gmail.com

Hello, everyone! My name is Huicheol Yun. I am from Seoul, Korea. I am a Ph.D student of Political Science at the University of Alabama. I am very happy to support your Korean Language study. I want to share Korean culture and make you study Korean Language fun. Good luck to your learning Korean language.


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Korean Language Trainer: YeaJin Lee (이예진)

Email: ylee62@crimson.ua.edu

Hi! My name is YeaJin Lee. I am from Daegu, South Korea. I am studying Piano performance, chinese, and international studies. I’ve always had an interest of learning different languages and their culture. Also, I love to share about South Korea culture and Korean language. I will start to help KOR 202 class in this 2016 fall semester. I hope you enjoy studying Korean with me!


NHU-LilianaNahuatl Language Trainer: Liliana sherlyn hernandez martinez
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Portuguese Language Trainer: Dr. Geremy Freeman

Email: geremyfreeman@hotmail.com

I studied Portuguese in the CLC at the University of Alabama from 2000-2007, as a graduate student, and fell in love with the language and Brazilian culture. It inspired me to make many trips to Brazil so I could learn more about what I was introduced in the classroom. Most of my time in Brazil has been spent in the city of Sao Paulo and its surrounding areas but I have also had the opportunity to visit the northeast. As a language trainer in the CLC, it is my goal to inspire all those who study Portuguese with us to increase their knowledge and to generate enthusiasm for Portuguese-speaking cultures everywhere.


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Portuguese Language Trainer: Silvana Morita

Email: silmorita@gmail.com

Oi, my name is Silvana. I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I am currently a Ph.D. student in computer science at UA. I hopefully support you to learning Portuguese. I believe that we can learn a lot together. Tchau!


8580Swahili Language Trainer: Maria Rosa

Email: maria4590@gmail.com

Maria Rosa, also known as Rosemary Mugoya, was born and raised in Kenya, Africa. She received her bachelor of Education from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She taught Geography and social studies in Kenya and also Seychelles Island. She Moved to the United States of America in 2010, where she received a Masters in counseling from the University of Arizona.  She worked with the international student and refugees. She is fluent in English , Swahili and Kisii.


 

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Thai Language Trainer: Ad Kanyalak
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Turkish Language GTA: Egemen Gun
Email: egun@crimson.ua.edu

Egemen is from Turkey. He received his BA in Counseling from Ege University and MA in Early Childhood Education from UAB. Currently, he is a PhD student majoring in Educational Research at UA. His research interest is “measurement and evaluation in education”. He enjoys playing and watching sports.


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Turkish Language Trainer: Burcu Ozturk Email: bozturk@crimson.ua.edu

Burcu Ozturk is originally from Turkey.  She received her undergraduate of Social Work from Adnan Menderes University, Turkey, in 2010, and her Master’s degree from Temple University in Social Work, 2015.   She worked with different populations. During her undergraduate study, she worked with worked with teenage groups of people who involved in crime, battered women, children, adult and the elderly population.  After she graduated from the school her first fulltime work experience was at Kindergarten, Turkey.  During her master internship, she worked with adolescents in the high school as a therapist. Her interest area is family, children and violence against women.


 

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Vietnamese Language Trainer:
Trung Nguyen
Email: tvnguyen1@crimson.ua.edu

Trung is from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. He is a graduate student of Accounting major at The University of Alabama. He hopes that he can work under professional environment after he graduates on May 2017. He enjoys listening music, watching movie and cooking Vietnamese food.