Dr. Ignacio Palacios

Associate Professor - English and TESOL

Email: IgnacioPalacios@letu.edu
Office Phone:  903-233-3382

Dr. Palacios has served in the English Department at LeTourneau University since 2007. He has an M.A. in English as a Second Language from University of Texas – Pan American, and a Ph.D. in English, specializing in Rhetoric and Linguistics, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

"In our early married life, God led my wife and me to work as missionaries in Mexico for a couple of years, then later in other areas of service (both in educational settings and mission church work).  Since then, I have been involved in Christian education for over twenty years, teaching English, Spanish, ESL and teacher training courses in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  We are grateful for God's leadership even as we serve Him at this time of our lives in East Texas."

Dr. Ignacio Palacios, bilingual in English and Spanish, loves teaching languages and linguistics related courses. As a second language learner himself, Dr. Palacios can empathize with the needs of other second language learners as he teaches international ESL students at LeTourneau University and as he trains future TESOL teachers.


  • Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania  (2001). English, specializing in Rhetoric and Linguistics. Dissertation: An ESL/Literacy Center: A Qualitative Study of Perspectives and Practices of Immigrant Adults and Literacy Facilitators. 

  • M.A., University of Texas – Pan American (1988). English as a Second Language. 

  • B. A., Kansas City College and Bible School (1982).  Foreign Languages (Spanish, French).


  • The Eagle and the Serpent: a Bi-literacy Autobiography.  Hamilton Books, 2007.

  • Si me amáis, guardad mis mandamientos: un estudio bíblico de los diez mandamientos. Trafford Publishing, 2007.

Recognitions & Honors

                Who's Who among America's Teachers (2005)

                Teacher of the Year (03-04), by Alumni Association of Hobe Sound Bible College

                Who’s Who among America’s Teachers (1994)

                Who’s Who among Hispanics in the US (1994-95)

                Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (1994)


                Tex-TESOL V, 2007- present

                Sunshine State TESOL, 1998-2007

                Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 1986- present

                American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 1995-2003


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