Alison Robertson, MTESL
About Professor Robertson
In January 1995, I received my B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton. In September 1995, I began to teach in my own classroom when I was given a position at Seitoku Women’s University and Junior College in Japan. This was an incredible experience. I loved working abroad and learning about Japanese culture. This experience made me realized that ESL was the career for me.
After returning from Japan, I decided to get a master’s degree in TESL. While I waited to begin the program, I taught several ESL classes at a language school. A few months later, I began work on a master’s degree at Arizona State University.
While I was working on my Master’s degree, I taught ESL at Mesa Public Schools and English composition to freshmen at Arizona State University. In May 1998, I received my master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language.
With my degree in hand, I returned to California and began my career as an ESL instructor. For several years, I taught as an ESL instructor at various community colleges.
Now, I am very happy to be an ESL instructor at Cypress College. Since I started here at Cypress, I have taught most of our ESL courses.
ESL 066 C: Advanced ESL Reading
This reading course is designed to improve your academic reading skills so that you can succeed in college courses.
ESL 52/53: Intermediate ESL Grammar
These courses will help you improve your control of English grammar structures in your writing. 52 focuses on verbs and verb structures. 53 will help you with your control of sentence structure.
ESL 62/63: Advanced ESL Grammar
These courses will help you improve your control of English grammar structures in your writing. 62 focuses on verbs and verb structures. 63 will help you with your control of sentence structure.
- TED Talks: Ted Talks has a large selection of video presentations on a variety of topics.
- TESLJ.org: A list of links for ESL students.
- Dave’s ESL Cafe: A great source for many activities and links for you to continue exploring.
- Activities for ESL Students: A collection of grammar and vocabulary activities.