Seasoned educator Robert McDougal expresses his strong views of California education.
Robert holds a master’s degree in English Language Learning and TESOL certification. For years, Robert McDougal traveled across the US and Central America, educating others.
Robert McDougal’s robust teaching history taught him a lot about the education system. He is now a language learning expert in Costa Mesa, CA.
Robert McDougal is especially passionate about helping non-native English speakers receive an education. He strives to help everyone reach their full potential.
Robert McDougal believes California is not doing enough to support native Spanish speakers. He feels the state needs to do more to include non-English speakers in its education system.
Robert says that English language learners often face many challenges. Some hurdles include experiencing education with unqualified teachers and limited learning environments.
The outcome of situations, like the ones listed, is never good. It causes non-native English students to struggle and develop a dependency on teachers.
The ability to gain real lessons and knowledge is unachievable.
Robert McDougal has much experience in the field of education.
He specializes in English instruction for native Spanish speakers. He is well-informed about the curriculum system and what it lacks.
“The California education system needs to improve greatly,” says Robert McDougal.
He continues by saying, “It must better cater to the needs of ALL learners.”
California has been among the states that tried to pass the law that schools teach in English only. Their efforts came true in 1998 when California voters enacted Proposition 227.
The Prop required California schools to teach in English only. Schools had to stop providing bilingual education programs.
In 2016, fortunately, this law changed.
California passed Prop 58, which undid Prop 227. The new Proposition allows school districts to present parents with native-speaking options.
Although Prop 58 wiped out much of Prop 227, Robert McDougal stresses this is not enough, and he would know.
Robert McDougal’s experience includes classroom teaching and learning centers. He has worked at language institutes and individual tutoring hubs throughout Southern California.
Robert helps many learning facilities develop, edit, and expand their existing curriculum. He strives to help Spanish speakers receive a proper education. His changes to the curriculum better reflect the learning styles of every student.
Robert McDougal hopes California will do the same. The state needs to work towards improving inclusivity in education.
Robert McDougal’s goal is for California’s current education system to include aiding Spanish learners.
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Robert McDougal, an English Language Learning (ELL) instructor and institute director in Costa Mesa, recently won the annual English Language Instruction Award for 2019 from the Southern California TESOL Society. The Society honors one standout teacher, curriculum writer, or program administrator each year who demonstrates excellence in the field of ELL/ESL instruction. The reception will be held on Oct. 28 at the Costa Mesa Library at 8 p.m.
Maria McNamara, President of the Southern California TESOL Society, shared that Robert McDougal was the selected winner in 2019 because of his ongoing commitment to grassroots movements for immigrant families in Costa Mesa, as well as the landmark success of the Robert McDougal English Language Institute.
The Robert McDougal English Language Institute has quickly become a neighborhood favorite destination for English instruction in Costa Mesa and throughout Southern California. The institute serves adult learners, as well as children, both with and without disabilities. The center’s instructors are all experts in their field, and the institute has recently expanded to include a meal program for low-income families, weeklong ELL intensives for adult learners, and a preschool for both native and non-native English speakers.
“We appreciate Robert McDougal’s willingness to go above and beyond for his students,” McNamara said. “In particular, his ELL institute holds classes at a variety of schedules to accommodate the unique needs of working and often low-income families. Robert McDougal Costa Mesa’s creative curriculum development and openness to students from every background have made him a standout expert in the field of English language instruction for non-native English speakers.”
Of the award, Robert McDougal Costa Mesa shared, “I am deeply honored to be the chosen recipient of the annual English Language Instruction Award from the Southern California TESOL Society. I have long admired the Society for what they do in the community, and I am proud to have my efforts recognized by such a respected institution. English language instruction is the dearest thing to my heart, and it’s important that we continue to improve as teachers and community advocates.”
Robert McDougal Costa Mesa is a seasoned expert in the world of English Language Learning instruction. He has taught English to non-native speakers across all age groups and backgrounds for nearly a decade. Robert McDougal Costa Mesa has also written, developed, and tested ELL curriculum for a variety of schools, summer programs, TESOL instruction facilities, and tutoring centers. Robert McDougal has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English language instruction for non-native English speakers.
For more information about the Southern California TESOL Society or the Robert McDougal English Language Institute, contact Robert McDougal Costa Mesa at the official institute webpage.
The Robert McDougal English Language Institute, in Costa Mesa, California, will host a Halloween party and book giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.
The institute, which opened just a few short months ago, is already beloved by locals. The institute, run by well-known ESL/ELL instructor Robert Bouton McDougal, specializes in teaching English to non-native English speakers of all ages.
The Halloween parties on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 1 p.m. Participants of all ages are welcome and are encouraged to wear costumes. Trick-or-treating begins at 1:30, and spooky entertainment and delicious drinks and refreshments will be provided. There will also be Halloween-themed games for little ones, a costume contest, and a major book giveaway. Each partygoer can pick two free books from the onsite Robert McDougal Little Library to take home with them permanently.
In addition, there will be an inexpensive raffle for a free week of English language instruction at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute.
“We want to be integrated into the community as much as possible,” Robert Bouton McDougal shared. “We hope to produce many more free holiday events and giveaways in the future that everyone in the area can enjoy, no matter their background or income. We especially want to emphasize the joy and importance of reading, so all of our events will incorporate free educational materials and books for kids and older readers as well.”
Robert Bouton McDougal is an English Language Learning (ELL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, curriculum developer, and editor with over a decade of experience. With both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in ELL instruction, the TESOL-certified teacher is a well-known, respected fixture in the Southern California educational landscape.
Robert McDougal has taught in classrooms, language institutes, and tutoring centers for over six years full-time. He is especially passionate about writing original curriculum pieces and working with non-native English speakers with disabilities, young children, and seniors who struggle with English. He has advocated for various issues in the Costa Mesa public school system and has partnered with the Costa Mesa Library many times over the years to produce events, workshops, and intensives for non-native English speakers.
Most recently, he opened the Robert McDougal English Language Institute, where he runs a preschool as well as intensives and weekend and evening ESL classes for learners of all ages.
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The Robert Bouton McDougal English Language Institute in Costa Mesa, CA, has become increasingly popular with English language learners in the area. With expert teachers and flexible schedules, the institute serves hundreds of students of all ages every week, from young children to adults and seniors.
Now, ESL expert and renowned instructor/educator Robert McDougal is capitalizing on the institute’s success by opening an onsite preschool for three- and four-year-olds.
While children at the Robert Bouton McDougal English Language Institute Preschool don’t have to be non-native English speakers, the curriculum will be tailored to fit the needs of both native and non-native speakers. Robert McDougal has already hired an expert staff of early childhood educators, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in classroom management, ESL instruction, and the particular needs of preschool-aged children. Children will enjoy hands-on activities such as crafts and athletics, as well as outdoor play and reading instruction.
The Robert Bouton McDougal English Language Institute Preschool will cater to Costa Mesa’s diverse population. The school’s aim is to serve families from every socioeconomic and educational background. Classes will be offered for various schedules, so families with any work situations or other obligations will be able to have their children attend. Tuition will be on a sliding scale, and both children with and without disabilities are more than welcome. Facilities are fully accessible and ADA compliant. Healthy snacks and three healthy meals will be offered every day.
Robert Bouton McDougal has taught English language learners of all ages for nearly a decade. Robert McDougal has developed an ESL curriculum for a number of training centers, vocational training institutions, schools, and programs. Robert McDougal has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Language Learning and a TESOL certification. Robert McDougal specializes in teaching students with disabilities, adult learners, and non-native English speakers who know little to no English.
Robert McDougal has helped hundreds of students become fluent in the English language as a classroom instructor, online educator, and private tutor. Robert McDougal has given back to the Southern California community in a number of ways, including offering ESL instruction at discounted prices for students in need. Robert McDougal has volunteered for many years with the Books and Babies program, which provides free books to young single mothers in Costa Mesa, San Diego, and Los Angeles for their children’s first two years of life.
For more information about Robert Bouton McDougal’s new preschool or the Robert Bouton McDougal English Language Institute, contact Robert McDougal through the form at the institute’s website.
The Robert McDougal English Language Institute is proud to announce the launch of a free series of ESL classes at the new library in Costa Mesa, CA. The classes will be offered to non-native English speakers and other community members free of charge beginning in the fall of 2019.
Classes will cover everyday English language essentials. Students will be expected to attend every class, as small group and paired work will be key to the course series. While courses will be focused primarily on everyday conversation, breakout seminars will cover public speaking, technology, manners and etiquette, emergency/crisis situations, confidence, nonverbal communication, pop culture terminology, and one “wild card” area of focus selected by the group of students.
“There are many English language learners in Costa Mesa,” Robert McDougal shares of the growing need for low-cost ESL classes in the area. “Additionally, Southern California is home to a diverse population, including immigrants and many low-income individuals and families. These courses will help community members learn together in a safe, supportive, and fun environment from qualified ESL instructors who have years of education and experience under their belt.”
The new Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library opened in May 2019, after the old Costa Mesa Technology Library closed. The new location, says McDougal, is in many ways the ideal spot for the new program.
“Libraries are essential to public health, education, community spirit, and well-being,” Robert Bouton McDougal says. “The new library in Costa Mesa is the perfect example of a community coming together around valuable free and low-cost resources. My team of ESL instructors is so proud to bring this service to the community.”
Robert Bouton McDougal is an experienced ESL instructor who has developed ELL/ESL curriculum for a number of schools and learning centers over the course of his decade of English language instruction. McDougal boasts both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in ESL pedagogy. He has worked with students of all ages as a classroom instructor, small group teacher, and private tutor to achieve their full potential in English fluency, confidence, and public speaking. Robert McDougal is also certified in TESOL instruction.
Robert Bouton McDougal will be delivering the classes with six other instructors beginning in October 2019. Interested participants ages 18 and over can sign up for classes now by heading to the form available at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute website. A similar series for non-native English speaking children and teens will be offered at the library in the spring.
The newly-formed Robert McDougal English Language Institute in Costa Mesa, CA, helmed by CEO Robert Bouton McDougal, is now offering free childcare during all of its classes for ESL/ELL adult learners. Students in adult fall, summer, and winter intensives, weekend and weeknight ESL courses, and early morning ESL workshops for non-native English speakers will have access to free childcare for up to four children per parent.
Childcare for infants and children ages six weeks and up will be offered by qualified professionals from the start to finish of every class time in an adjacent room. Free meals will be provided onsite, and parents simply need to sign up two weeks in advance to ensure that their child has a space.
“Many adult non-native English speakers have told me over the years that they can’t commit to an intensive learning program because of their family obligations. Many immigrants, green card holders, migrant workers, and new U.S. citizens have children,” Robert Bouton McDougal explains about the center’s initiative. “Childcare in the U.S. is often expensive, and new American citizens might not have the safety nets and support systems that they may have had in their countries of origin.”
Inclusivity is a key tenet of the Robert McDougal English Language Institute’s approach to learning and teaching. “We wanted to implement a series of programs that would eliminate every possible barrier to English fluency,” Robert Bouton McDougal shares. “If you work hard and are willing to put in the time, you should be able to access great teachers who care about your progress. That’s why we feel so strongly that offering free childcare during our sessions is key to our mission.”
Robert McDougal says that the next step in ensuring the accessibility of his ELL programs is transportation. Many of his students and aspiring students have inconsistent access to reliable modes of transportation. His coordinators are looking into rideshare partnerships and carpooling services so that every student can attend classes regularly.
Robert Bouton McDougal is a seasoned ESL instructor with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Language Learning (ELL). He has taught ESL/ELL courses in private tutoring centers, career institutes, and classrooms to students of all ages for over six years, in addition to his four years of instruction internships during his tenure as a student himself. He is passionate about helping his students reach their full potential as fluent English speakers and to seek advanced education and gainful employment of their own. He specializes in teaching children with disabilities, adult learners, and seniors. Robert McDougal recently launched the Robert McDougal English Language Institute in Costa Mesa, CA.
For more information about this project or how you can help, contact the Robert McDougal English Language Institute.
Robert Bouton McDougal, Founder and CEO of The Robert McDougal English Language Institute for ESL/ELL learners in Costa Mesa, CA, announces the launch of a program for toddlers from non-native English speaking families. The program is aimed at improving the potential for English fluency from an early age.
The new toddler classes at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, beginning in October 2019. Families can sign up their two- and three-year-olds for drop-in classes or for intensive weekday programs that include meals, naps, and playtime alongside English language instruction.
All instructors at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute have degrees or postgraduate certifications in English language learning. All of the lead teachers for the upcoming toddler classes also have early childhood education degrees. Saturday classes will feature an instructor who specializes in special education and working with children with disabilities, although children both with and without disabilities will be welcome to attend.
“Many existing ESL classes are aimed at older children or teens,” says Robert Bouton McDougal of the new program. “We wanted to expand our horizons at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute and help toddlers from non-native English speaking families to have the best chance possible at English fluency from an early age. Most of the students will come from immigrant families or families of migrant workers, although some will likely be from second-generation immigrant families as well.”
Robert Bouton McDougal is a dedicated, expert ESL/ELL instructor with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English Language Learning (ELL). He has written, developed, and edited curriculum aimed at non-native English speakers of all ages for a variety of career institutes and learning centers. He also has over six years of teaching experience as a classroom instructor and private tutor for ESL students of all ages. His enthusiasm for the English language and his dedication to helping his students reach their full potential have made him one of the most well-known ESL experts in the region.
He recently opened the Robert McDougal English Language Institute in Costa Mesa, CA. The institute caters to adult learners, seniors, and low-income families, though students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Classes are offered on a rolling basis and for every schedule.
For more information about the new toddler classes or to register for upcoming courses, contact the Robert McDougal English Language Institute.
The recently-launched Robert McDougal English Language Institute in Costa Mesa, CA, is proud to announce a new partnership with the Costa Mesa Service Dog Association. Half of the proceeds from the institute’s upcoming Fall ESL Intensive will go towards placing trained service dogs with disabled and mentally ill U.S. military veterans.
The Robert McDougal English Language Institute Fall Intensive, taking place on Nov. 15-25, 2019, serves as a crash course for ESL beginners, as well as a brush-up course for adult non-native English speakers who began instruction previously but took a long break. The intensive includes all-day workshops, live practice in everyday conversation, and daily quizzes to keep participants aware of their progress. At-home assignments help learners develop their knowledge further.
50% of the proceeds from the tuition for the intensive will go directly towards the Costa Mesa Service Dog Association. The Association pairs disabled military veterans and veterans with PTSD with vetted, trained, and tested service dogs. The service dogs were all formerly lost or abandoned, and many were originally placed in kill shelters.
Robert McDougal believes that this new initiative will bring disparate parts of the Costa Mesa community closer together. “The Robert McDougal English Language Institute is dedicated to building bridges across barriers at every level of society and among people from every background,” says Robert Bouton McDougal of the center’s new philanthropic initiative.
He continues, “Many ELL/ESL students feel isolated even within their own communities due to language barriers and difficulty in communicating. Our main goal as an educational institution is to cut across those barriers and help people connect. U.S. military veterans, too, may feel disconnected or isolated after returning from a difficult deployment or while struggling to reintegrate and navigating PTSD or other conditions. That’s why we thought this would be such an effective program to pair with our mission.”
Robert Bouton McDougal is an ESL instructor with over six years of experience in classroom teaching, small group instruction, volunteering, and private tutoring for ESL/ELL students of all ages. He has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in English Language Learning (ELL) and has developed curriculum pieces in this area of interest for almost a decade. Robert McDougal is especially dedicated to serving the broader community through conversation, philanthropy, and education. He recently opened the Robert McDougal English Language Institute to serve ESL/ELL learners in Costa Mesa, CA.
Longtime English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner (ELL) Robert McDougal is excited to announce the release of a new set of accessibility guidelines through an imprint set up through his brand-new Costa Mesa learning center, the Robert McDougal English Language Institute.
The guidelines will help ESL/ELL learning centers, training institutes, schools, and tutoring hubs, as well as individual instructors and tutors, provide the best possible instruction for non-native English speakers with disabilities. Topics covered include physical accessibility guidelines in accordance with the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities, so that learning center owners can ensure that wheelchair users and other physically disabled students and teachers of all ages can access their facilities with ease. Additional sections cover accessibility as it pertains to visually impaired, hearing impaired, deaf, cognitively disabled, and chronically ill students.
Other sections include special considerations around disability-related language and terminology, managing classrooms effectively, and building self-confidence and public speaking and presenting skills in students of all age levels and disabilities.
Robert McDougal and his team of experienced editors, writers, and curriculum developers consulted with disabled activists, accessibility coordinators, special education teachers, ADA experts, and disability rights leaders to craft content that would truly cater to students from every background.
“We have noticed that many ESL instructors and learning center founders need further instruction and a deeper knowledge base when it comes to following and implementing accessibility guidelines,” says Robert Bouton McDougal. “This guide is an easy-to-follow, digestible solution to that common problem in the industry.” Additionally, Robert McDougal hopes that the 100-page booklet and downloadable PDF will encourage disabled ESL instructors to push for more accessible learning spaces and environments.
Robert Bouton McDougal is an ESL/ELL instructor and curriculum developer with a decade of education and experience behind him. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree and an extensive pedagogical background that includes private tutoring, classroom instruction, and small group leadership, Robert McDougal has dedicated his career entirely to the instruction of non-native English speakers. Robert Bouton McDougal is especially devoted to building confidence and leadership qualities in his students. He particularly enjoys teaching adult learners and seniors.
The new booklet is on sale through the small press at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute and is forthcoming at area bookstores. On Sep. 15, 2019, it will also be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble’s online ebook platform.
Expert ESL and ELL instructor Robert Bouton McDougal recently launched a learning center in Costa Mesa, CA, for non-native English speakers. The Robert McDougal English Language Institute will focus specifically on adult learners who need flexible schedules.
Students at Robert McDougal’s new English language tutoring center, which hosted its first open house on Jul. 15, 2019, will typically range in age from 20 to 60. To accommodate adult learners with busy work schedules, families, and home responsibilities, classes will be available in the early mornings and into the evenings on both weekdays and weekends. All-day intensives will be available during the summer and holiday months for exchange students, visiting college students, and other non-native English speakers who want to learn the language as quickly as possible.
Fall classes, from weekday beginner intensives to grammar and writing workshops, one-day seminars on specific word groups, and more challenging courses for advanced beginners and intermediates, are already starting to fill up. Tutors have been handpicked by Robert McDougal for their experience, warmth, and rigor. All are certified in ESL instruction by widely respected entities.
As a longtime curriculum developer, Robert McDougal is well-versed in crafting ESL coursework that helps students of all ages absorb information quickly. Classes will be interactive, with plenty of small-group breakout sessions, homework help hours, and games to make learning fun and accessible. Students at the Robert McDougal English Language Institute will also have access to an onsite library with job search resources, college application materials, and more.
Robert Bouton McDougal is an expert ESL/ELL instructor and curriculum writer with over a decade of education and industry experience under his belt. He has been teaching non-native English speakers in the Costa Mesa area for years, as well as Greater Southern California.
Robert McDougal’s teaching experience ranges from small group and one-on-one tutoring to classroom instruction for up to 50 students at a time. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English language learning inform his teaching, as do his TESOL certification and his years spent in Central America with native Spanish speakers. McDougal specializes in catering to the educational needs of adults with learning disabilities and/or little to no background in English. He has taken hundreds of students from rudimentary English to total fluency during his years as an instructor.
For more information about the newly formed English language learning center, contact the Robert McDougal English Language Institute for a free tour. Your initial consultation is free.
About Robert Bouton McDougal
Robert Bouton McDougal is a seasoned educator and language learning expert in Costa Mesa, CA. With a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English Language Learning, TESOL certification, and a robust teaching history across the U.S. and Central America, Robert McDougal has years of experience under his belt. He is especially passionate about helping adult non-native English speakers reach their full potential by catering to the specific needs of older learners.
Robert McDougal approaches every classroom and tutoring challenge with optimism and perseverance. If you are seeking a private English tutor for yourself or a loved one, Robert Bouton McDougal is a trained professional with the combined years of education and experience to put you on the fast track to fluency.