I am so proud to support learners and work with instructors on this marvelous platform. The Mentor community means a lot to me.
Our spotlight this week is on Mohanad Djaber. Mohanad is a Mentor in the Business English Communication Skills specialization by the University of Washington.
Share something about yourself
I am 25 years old, I am half Algerian and half Syrian. I volunteer as a moderator and a course developer at Duolingo, where I have built French courses for Arabic Speakers and now I will build Spanish courses for Arabic Speakers. I am also learning to be a software programmer, learning about solving technical problems, programming languages (ie: Java, Python, C++), and computing with algorithms and data structures in order to be successful in the field.
I love to learn languages and playing soccer (although I have lost my opportunity to be a soccer player, I have an ambition to be a coach in the future).
What’s your favorite Coursera course and why?
Programming For Everybody by University of Michigan is my favorite course on Coursera because Dr. Chuck is a great instructor. If you do not know anything about programming, I highly advise you take this course and even complete the Python specialization. The Business English Communication Skills specialization by University of Washington is also great for improving your English communication skills.
What impact have Coursera courses had on your life?
Coursera is providing me with the opportunity to improve my skills in programming and to improve my communication in English.
I am aiming to enhance my curriculum vitae so that I will have more job opportunities in the future.
Which course do you Mentor? What do you like most about the course?
I Mentor in the Business English Communication Skills specialization. The most important thing in business is coming off as a confident person so you can convince others of your idea, which comes through clear communication.
I love this entire specialization and it allows learners to become more comfortable in the business world.
What does the Coursera/Mentor community mean to you?
The Mentor community means a lot to me. I get to be a Mentor on the one of the best sites in the world that is making education possible everywhere. I love that I can study top courses from my home or anywhere I am. I am so proud to support learners and work with instructors on this marvelous platform.