I am a post-secondary language lecturer of more twenty-two years' experience. I currently teach Arabic and Maltese at advanced and intermediate levels at a post-secondary college in Malta. I am reading for an MPhil/PhD in Arab and Islamic studies, and my area of research interest is how Maltese fits into the rather complex network of Arabic dialectology, mainly the Maghrebi dialects. I have compared Maltese to five Maghrebi dialects (Tunisian and Moroccan dialects) for my Master's research. I am now researching Siculo Arabic and its possible affinities with Maltese.