Amir Monfared has taught in EFL/ESL settings for over 15 years. He has been a phonetics lecturer and his MATESOL thesis was on oral dialogue journals for teaching pronunciation. He was accepted in a TESOL doctoral program at Alliant University, California School of Education, in San Diego and graduated with an award for outstanding doctor of education in 2016. His area of research is instructed second language acquisition including isolated and integrated form-focused instruction and teachers’ cognition. He is also interested in the utilization of technology for teaching all English skill areas. Dr. Monfared has developed curriculum and assessment for TESOL certificate program and presented at regional and state professional workshops as well as TESOL international convention. He is currently the head teacher at the La Jolla campus.