My name is Essa Ali Batel and I am from Saudi Arabia. My B.A. was in English language and linguistics from King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia and M.A. was in English as a Second Language. I taught English as a foreign language for a few years at a Saudi University before coming to Tucson. My major is in L2 Processes and Learning and my minor is in Pedagogy. My research interests include: the cognitive aspects of L2 fluency, the role of memory in Second Language Acquisition, L2 mental lexicon, and L2 material design and development.
In my free time, I play tennis, soccer, or bowling. I also like traveling as well as exploring ethnic restaurants around Tucson.