Faculty & Locations
American TESOL Institute
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Executive Director, American TESOL Institute

- Michael W. Wascom, J.D., LL.M.

Michael Wascom, professor of law, has forty years experience heading hospitality projects welcoming international students from all over the world. He is a graduate of Georgetown and Louisiana State University.

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Director, Co-Founder

- JP Lazarus

JP Lazarus, co-founder of American TESOL Institute in the United States, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines is from Louisiana, and a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

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Director, Instructor, Co-Founder

- Leigh Blanchard

Leigh Blanchard, co-founder of American TESOL Institute, and founder of TESOL Employs, a job placement network for English teachers abroad, is from Louisiana, USA, a graduate of Louisiana State University, and former English teacher in China.

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Director, Instructor

- Raquel Moreau

A Master of Arts in English with teaching experience on the collegiate level, Raquel Moreau is from Florida, USA. For most of her post bachelorette professional life she worked as an ESL teacher and TESOL tutor. Prior to volunteering in South Africa, she was involved with a deaf ministry in the USA, and one of only a handful of people teaching ESL abroad in American Sign Language.

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Director, Instructor

- Shelly Terrell

Holding an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens, Shelly specializes in teaching with technology and social media.

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Director, China

- Liang Yongsheng

A graduate of Shandong University and Southwest Jiaotong University, Liang majored in English, Business Management, and brings fifteen plus years of experience in the English education field.

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Director, Philippines

- Kyle Go

Graduating with a Masters of Science in Management, and bringing seven plus years of experience in Business Management & Development, Kyle heads American TESOL Institute's office in the Philippines.


International Locations

American TESOL Institute, USA, HQ
8875 Hidden River Parkway
Suite 300
Tampa, Florida, 33637
Toll Free: 877-748-7900

American TESOL Institute, China
Room 1002, Charity Building, No.88 Caoxi North Rd. Xujiahui District
Shanghai, China 200030
Phone: +86-21-51078189
Fax: +86-21-60520696
Toll Free: 400-698-1070

American TESOL Institute, Philippines
Mezzanine B 707 Shaw Blvd
Pasig City
Phone: ( 02 ) 534-9612

American TESOL Institute, Taiwan
add: 7F , No.224, Zhong Xiao E. Rd , Sec.4
Taipei , Taiwan , R.O.C
Phone: +886-2-27116630

American TESOL Institute, Vietnam
Phone: 0913.085.082- 08.2240.3123
Email: info@talent.edu.vn
Office: 45 Ho Ba Kien, Ward 15, District 10, Ho CHi Minh City