I am currently a PhD candidate in the Second Language Studies program (SLS) at Michigan State University. I am from Saudi Arabia and I joined the program to learn more about Second Language Acquisition and development. I earned my BA in English from King Khalid University and my MA in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech University. I have five years of experience in teaching English as foreign language. My research interests include speech perception and production, second language assessment, the analysis of non-verbal features and second language development, and computer assisted language learning.