Hannan Hawari
English Language Institute Instructor


Education: M.A. in TESOL, Sacramento State; Bachelor of Arts in English, University of the Pacific

Languages spoken: Arabic and English

What do you enjoy most about being an ESL instructor?

One of the most wonderful things about being an ESL teacher is seeing students accomplish things they never thought they could do in another language. I am a firm believer in the idea that the path to growth and achieving your goals begins with taking one step outside of your comfort zone (what you can currently do/ think you can do) and slowly, with perseverance and belief in yourself, you will be able to expand your capabilities.

Favorite quote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” –Helen Keller