Eleanor Liu Robinson

Instructor of English as a Second Language


B.A., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan; Michigan Teacher Certification with a major in English and a minor in TESOL

The daughter of a Chinese refugee from Vietnam, Eleanor Liu Robinson has been working with English language learners for her whole life. In a professional capacity, Eleanor has worked with language learners for the past four years.

Upon graduation from the University of Michigan, she worked as an intern at the University of Michigan Family Housing Language Program. There, she assisted teachers in pre-school, elementary school, and adult ESL classes. Around that time, Eleanor also began teaching ESL to adults at the Michigan Language Center in Ann Arbor and served as a private ESL tutor for children and adults in her spare time.

In 2005 Eleanor moved to East Lansing to pursue a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in addition to Michigan teaching certification in English and TESOL.  For 3 years, Eleanor worked at MSU's English Language Center, teaching university-level academic ESL Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing, and Pronunciation courses.

Most recently, Eleanor interned at Lansing Eastern High School in downtown Lansing, MI.  There, she taught ESL, International Baccalaureate English, and AP English before moving to Interlochen in the fall of 2008.

Fascinated by languages and communication - she has formally studied French, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese and dabbled in Finnish, Italian, Spanish, and Cantonese Chinese. Eleanor is happy to be at Interlochen and thrilled for the chance to work with its tremendous international population.