Maryam Alhiani is a Ph.D. student from Oman. She received her BA in teaching English from Sultan Qaboos University. In 2003, she earned her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with an emphasis on computer-assisted language learning from Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. She has been teaching English at Sultan Qaboos University since 2000. Maryam's research interests are in intercultural communication.