Last November, I started teaching adults.
A small but a very smart group. They say that learning how to read Arabic is like climbing a steep mountain.
Arabic is one of the hardest languages to learn. I tell my students all the time that I envy them for having a teacher who goes to their houses and teaches them a totally new language.
I have students since year 2007. I still drive to their houses every week. I never give up on them and I love watching them progress.
As for the adults, I don't drive to their houses, I simply go to their work in Cupertino to teach them every Thursday night -almost-.
They work for Apple.
After every single class they thank me for teaching them and I actually thank them back for trusting me to teach them Arabic.
They are doing great. They are fast.
Last Thursday they were able to build sentences.
I felt proud, so proud that I decided to celebrate.
I called Jeeej before I left the parking lot at Apple and he said: "Whatever you want, you name it!".