We are proud to announce the beginning of a new program we’re starting here at ELC Los Angeles called Student of the Session! At the end of each session, a student will be chosen based on their academic performance, positive influence on the ELC community, and of course, personality. The first recipient of the Student of the Session goes to Hassan Almana for his positive attitude and daily words of wisdom.
Thank you! I am from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Al Khobar is a beautiful city and is very close to Bahrain. If you want to drink and have fun you go to Bahrain (you cannot drink alcohol in Saudi Arabia). A big difference between Los Angeles and my hometown is the people. People here are always smiling, but people in my home country don’t smile as much. I don’t know why. But people in Saudi Arabia are helpful. If you get lost, you can ask someone for directions and they will help. But if you ask someone here, they tell you to use your smart phone.
I began studying in San Diego six months ago.
I hope to be a better communicator in my job back home. I’m the owner of an apartment complex in Saudi Arabia and many of my tenants are from India and speak English. I don’t want to have someone else translate for my tenants.
The most challenging part? Writing! In Arabic we write from right to left, but English is left to right. It is very confusing.
Halloween! It was my first time to enjoy Halloween. I dressed up as the Grim Reaper.
I see myself having my own shopping mall and I will be a successful a business man!
I read a lot. Right now I’m reading Dante’s Inferno. I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners.
“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done!”