Faeren Adams has been an instructor with UC San Diego Department of Extended Studies (DES) since 2010. She holds a BA in English Literature and a MATESOL (Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She also has a professional certificate in teaching online from DES. She has taught English in Ecuador and South Korea. The core of her approach is helping students analyze their own language skills for their personal language challenges. She believes that everyone can benefit from learning how to learn better and so she incorporates research-based methodologies that help students learn more effectively. She has taught all skill areas at all skill levels for more than 2 decades.