Mu'aathu came over this evening for his 1st Arabic lesson. went well. very well, actually. i was worried. b/c his level is higher than Sufyan's [another friend i was teaching Arabic]... not sure i could "keep up," if you will. on the contrary. it seems that Mu'aathu's lessons may go smoother/better than Sufyan's. he knows enough that i don't struggle... i can speak Arabic more easily and freely. he understands some. even reads well. let's hope both lessons keep going well. all is going well.