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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: Sumi Woo
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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.


CLC WebpageAdministrative GTA
: Ali Fuat Birol
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.

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
Phone: 205-348-7649

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.

 


 

22Farsi Language Trainer: Ehsan Zolghadr
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Hello! My name is Ehsan Zolghadr, and I’m from Tehran, Iran. I got my B.Sc. in physics from the University of Tehran. Currently, I’m a PhD student in condensed matter physics at UA.

 


 

profile pictureHindi Language Trainer: Amber Gupta
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I am from theBrass 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: 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!

 

Benjamin (webpage) ChangedJapanese Online Language Trainer: Benjamin (Benjie) Canady
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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!

 

McKennaJapanese Online Language Trainer: McKenna Mulhern
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Hello! My name is McKenna Mulhern and I am an undergraduate student in the Culverhouse College of Commerce studying Economics, specializing in International Economics, and minoring in Japanese. I’ve been studying Japanese for 7 years and I look forward to learn with you.

 

 


 

KOR-sumiKorean Language Coordinator: Sumi Woo (우수미)
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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 Senior Trainer: Chanhyung You (유찬형)
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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!

 

Younkyung Cho photo for WebpageKorean Language Trainer: Younkyung Cho
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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.

 

 

Sumi MizeKorean Language Trainer: Sumi Mize (이수미)
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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.

 

IMG_8422Korean Language Trainer: Sarah Koh
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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!

 

 


 

NHU-LilianaNahuatl Language Trainer: Liliana sherlyn hernandez martinez
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barbaraPortuguese Language Trainer
: Bárbara Dias Carneiro
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Hi everyone! I’m Barbara and I’m from São Paulo, Brazil. I am currently studying journalism and French as an undergraduate student here at UA. I have also studied abroad in Jacksonville, Florida during high school. I love to travel and learn from different cultures, and I look forward to share mine with you all! Tchau…

 


 

THAI-AdThai Language Trainer: Ad Kanyalak
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egemen webpageTurkish 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.

 


 

Tu NguyenVietnamese Language Trainer: Tu Nguyen
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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.