Chris is a linguist from the eastern United States. He began learning Arabic at the University of Maryland, where he also earned a degree in linguistics. He continued his Arabic studies at Georgetown University and the American University in Cairo.
He discovered a talent for learning languages while studying Spanish in school. He went on to study German and Arabic in college. While working in Washington, D.C., he began taking Mandarin Chinese courses. He has lived in Thailand for 6 years, where he learned to speak, read and write Thai fluently. He has translated business documents from Thai to English.
Drawing on studies in second-language acquisition and two decades of learning languages, Chris teaches his tips and tricks to his own students. He has taught Quranic Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, and Iraqi Arabic to students for 3 years.