Spotlight on Graduate Arabic Language Teaching Assistant | Mohammed Alyami

Mohammed Alyami, M.S. Information Technology

"Arabic language classes are not just about the language - they give students a chance to learn about Middle Eastern culture in many different ways."

Mohammed Alyami, M.S. Information Technology

Program

  • Information Technology (M.S.)

Department

  • Computer Science & Information Technology

Can you provide a quick background about yourself?

My name is Mohammed Alyami. I am a current Hood graduate student from Saudi Arabia, pursuing my M.S. in Information Technology. This past year, I was selected as an Arabic Language teaching assistant (TA) in the deparment of Global Languages & Cultures. I graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in information systems, and I got my first job as a TA at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia.

Since I arrived at Hood College in 2018, I have worked in many positions including global ambassador, event technician, tele-admission counselor, and teacher assistant.

Tell us about your journey to the United States.

My journey to the United States has been incredible. I started learning English language at Eastern Michigan University.  Michigan has so much snow - something completely new to me since I am from Saudi Arabia. When I finished my English language program at EMUC, I found the perfect graduate program in Information Technology at Hood College.

What made you choose Hood College?

I decided to come here because I felt that Hood College offered the perfect academic program and  campus environment.

I am very fortunate that the government of Saudi Arabia could sponsor me to attend Hood College.  Since my time here, I have grown personally and academically due to the professors and friends I have met along the way. I am sure that what I learn at Hood College will impact my career for the rest of my life.

Your eagerness to teach about new cultures and keenness to develop student’s potential is remarkable. What message would you like to give our students?

I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to act as an Arabic Language TA at Hood College in the department of Global Languages & Cultures. Learning a new language is a treasure that opens new doors to students. Arabic language classes are not just about the language - they give students a chance to learn about Middle Eastern culture in many different ways.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I would just say that I would be more than happy to help anyone who is looking to learn about Arabic language or Middle Eastern culture. I can help students practice the Arabic language, and teach them about the culture - including traditional cuisine and clothing. If you are interested, you can contact me at ma36@hood.edu.

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