MA in TESOL Program Bahiyyih Hardacre



Program Faculty

Bahiyyih Hardacre

Assistant Professor

Office: King Hall C-2059
Phone: (323) 343-6181
E-mail: [email protected]

Background and Experience

Bahiyyih Hardacre joined the Cal State LA Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education in 2015. She is an applied linguist by formation, and some of her research interests include second language learning and teaching, second language assessment, discourse analysis, language and cognition, and neurobiology of language learning and use. Her research makes use of psychophysiological and behavioral data in multimodal discourse analysis in order to study language use during communicative events. Communicative behaviors during regular conversations involve cooperative organization of human language and action, but are also influenced by psychological individual differences and neurophysiological biomarkers such as heart rate variability. 

She has taught for over 20 years, and she has experienced teaching at various levels and background settings: from secondary grades to higher education; from ESL/EFL classes to content areas in applied linguistics and composition; language classes from A1 through C2 level (CEFR Levels); from within the U.S. to abroad. Her non-teaching work experience includes serving as: Director of Education for an ESL school, Oral Examiner and Rater for both the University of Cambridge and University of Michigan ESOL proficiency exams; coordinator for the Test of Oral Proficiency for TAs at UCLA; ESL Specialist Rater for the California Analytical Writing Placement Exam. Other relevant professional service positions she has held include: Chair of the TESOL Applied Linguistics Interest Section (ALIS); Chair of the CATESOL College and University Level; member of the CATESOL Board of Directors; Editor-in-Chief for the Issues in Applied Linguistics journal.


  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics. University of California Los Angeles, 2015.
  • M.A. in Applied Linguistics & TESL. University of California Los Angeles, 2009.
  • B.A. in Language and Literature. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), 2005.

TESOL Training and Certificates

  • Teaching English and a Second and Foreign Language (TESFL) Certificate, 2009. University of California Los Angeles.
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), 2006. University of Cambridge.
  • Cambridge In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching (ICELT), 2005 (awarded with ‘Distinction’). University of Cambridge.
  • Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Certification, 2005. University of Cambridge.
  • ACE ELT Teaching Certificate, 2004. Rhodes University.
  • Cambridge ESOL: Reading and Writing Skills, 2004. University of Cambridge.
  • Cambridge ESOL: Speaking and Listening Skills, 2003. University of Cambridge.

Classes Typically Taught

  • In the TESOL Program:
    • TESL 5600: Theories of Teaching and Learning Second Languages – Graduate
    • TESL 5610: Pedagogical Grammar – Graduate
    • TESL 5660: English Phonetics for Second Language Teachers – Graduate
    • TESL 5670: Language Testing – Graduate
    • TESL 5710: Discourse Analysis in Language Research – Graduate
    • TESL 5730: Special Topics: Pragmatics in Language Teaching
    • TESL 5750: Reading and Writing Connections – Graduate
    • TESL 4000: Linguistics in Language Education – Undergraduate and Graduate
    • EDUC 4000: Improving Academic Literacy – Undergraduate and Graduate
  • In the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership Program:
    • TESOL 6020: Academic Writing for Success – Graduate
    • EDAD 6260: Designing and Writing the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal – Graduate

For more information, go to her Faculty HomepageLinkedIn, and Research Gate.