Language and Linguistics

The TESOL program allows you to study under Fulbright Scholar Alumnus Dr. Ignacio Palacios, who holds a Ph.D. in English Rhetoric and Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Experience practical training as prospective TESOL teachers become personally involved in tutoring and doing practicum experiences actually tutoring/teaching learners of the English language. Travel around the world, since TESOL is your key to success in a profession that opens doors worldwide for English language teachers.

Dr. Ignacio Palacios - Chairman

Dr. Ignacio Palacios – Chairman

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in TESOL
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with concentration in TESOL
Bachelor of Arts in any other major (ministerial, missions, education, music, etc.) with Minor in TESOL

Our Graduates

“I’m working for an aerospace components manufacturer and teaching English to elementary and middle school students. I recommend people to study at Hobe Sound because it’s a very good school and things such as sincere and friendly people, safe environment, excellent faculty are qualities that make HSBC a place for people who want to invest in their education and learn things that other schools can’t provide.” ~ Betty Chen from Taiwan

As a TESOL student in a school filled with students from around the world, I was given many opportunities to engage in cross-cultural communication and language teaching and learning…. HSBC is a supportive incubator for aspiring educators, for you will learn how to teach by learning from some of the best and most credentialed teachers….

Some time after graduation, I spent five years teaching in South Korea. I completed a master’s degree and went on to a tenure-track college teaching post where I helped start an English department for a rural college. This past year, I brought my wife and our two boys to live in Hawaii on the island of Oahu where I am helping build an international student bridge program for a private Christian school, Hanalani Schools. We are excited to be involved in full-time Christian ministry, a seed planted in my heart while at HSBC, and we look forward to what God will continue to do at HSBC as they train teachers for the building of God’s Kingdom. ~ Robert Black from Hawaii

I am currently a full time language student in a limited access country. I use my TESOL skills to do volunteer work at a local ACE school. After language study, I plan to use TESOL as a way to work and stay in the country.

HSBC is one of the few colleges I know of that offers TESOL classes in an undergraduate program. The TESOL classes were high quality and prepared me for graduate work. Also, the Florida area is rich with immigrants, so many opportunities exist for students to gain experience in teaching English. ~ Paul Troyer

Three reasons for studying at HSBC

Wonderful, friendly, professional teaching staff.

Writing class taught by Dr. Palacios.

I am teaching in an elementary school, and I would recommend people to go because [HSBC is] a safe place with beautiful beaches and a friendly community that is involved in the school. ~ Jessie Chan (Baker) from Taiwan

Are you ready to impact your world?

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