Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Celebrates a Milestone

TESOL Celebrating Milestone Graphic-world map

This spring 2019, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program celebrates a milestone: It now has alumni teaching and working in more than 70 countries and states around the world! 

Countries with HPU TESOL alumni represented:
Andorra, Australia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia,
Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Georgia, Grenada, Haiti, Israel, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Korea, Laos, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Uruguay, Viet Nam

States and Territories with HPU TESOL alumni represented:
American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawai‘i, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Washington

Holding a BA TESOL, MA TESOL, or Graduate/ Undergraduate TESOL Certificate from HPU, these alumni are working in educational or administrative capacities to serve English learners abroad as well as international students and immigrants in the United States.  

This milestone attests to the fact that TESOL is truly a field with an inherently international scope, and that HPU is well positioned for these international connections. 

Following is a listing of recent HPU TESOL Program graduates and where they are now:   

  • Andi Tostanoski: Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer, Colorado College
  • Ayanna Willis: JET program, Japan
  • Justin Pannell: Ph.D. program in education at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Oscar Silio: ELS Center, Honolulu, soon to be an English instructor, China
  • Nicholas Fuller: ELS, Portland, Oregon
  • Myra Rafalovic: Academic Coordinator, Global Village, Honolulu
  • Deja Monet Driver: English instructor, Korea
  • Alex Pez: English instructor, Korea
  • Adam Brod: English lecturer, Japan
  • Yuki Tanaka: English instructor, Intercultural College, Honolulu
  • Rike Parstch: English teacher, Germany