Ellen Mann is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. She received her TEFL Certification at UC San Diego Extension and her master's from Alliant International University, where she was named Outstanding Master of Arts TESOL graduate. Ellen has been an English as a Second Language instructor at the UC San Diego English Language Institute since 2013. Prior to joining UC San Diego Extension, she taught at schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand; Taipei, Taiwan; Buenos Aires, Argentina and London, England. Ellen teaches all levels of communicative English, and particularly enjoys teaching pronunciation, reading, and IELTS preparation classes. Her goal is to make every class relevant, useful and fun. When not teaching, Ellen loves to travel; she has visited over 50 countries.