MA in TESOL Program Bahiyyih Hardacre


Program Faculty

Bahiyyih Hardacre de Cerqueira

Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Assistant Professor
Office: King Hall C-2059
Phone: (323) 343-6181


Bahiyyih Hardacre (Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, UCLA, 2015) is Assistant Professor in the M.A. in TESOL Program in the division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education at the Charter College of Education, at California State University, Los Angeles. She has work experience both in the U.S. and abroad. Her experience abroad includes English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching in Brazil for 12 years at American and British binational centers and at primary and secondary schools. During that time she also worked as a certified oral examiner and rater for the University of Cambridge and Michigan ESOL proficiency exams. She has lived in the United States for the past 11 years, and here she has worked as a director of education conducting teacher training at an English as a second language (ESL) school, and taught international students in credit and non-credit programs at the University of California, Los Angeles and at Santa Monica College. Some of her current professional service includes being part of the CATESOL Board of Directors (California and Nevada Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) in the role of University Level Chair, and Editor-in-Chief for the Issues in Applied Linguistics journal.

Among her research interests are language assessment and neurobiology of language learning and use. More specifically, she is particularly interested in the role of the autonomic nervous system in social engagement behaviors during face-to-face interactions in first and second language production. She makes use of psychophysiological and behavioral data in multimodal discourse analysis in order to study language use during communicative events. Communicative behaviors during conversation involve cooperative organization of human language and action, but are also influenced by psychological individual differences and neurophysiological biomarkers such as heart rate variability. Accounting for individual psychophysiological characteristics of the co-participants engaged in a communicaitve event can expand our understanding of linguistic embodiment during such interactions.

Courses typically taught:

  • TESL 4000: Linguistics in Language Education
  • TESL 5600: Theories of Teaching and Learning Second Languages
  • TESL 5610: Pedagogical Grammar for Teachers of ESL/EFL
  • TESL 5660: English Phonetics for Second Language Teachers
  • TESL 5670: Language Testing
  • TESL 5710: Discourse Analysis in Language Research
  • TESL 5730: Current issues in Classroom Second Language Acquisition
  • TESL 5750: ESL/EFL Reading-Writing Connections
  • ULRN 4150: Assessment and Learning
  • ULRN 4190: Topics in Urban Schooling
  • EDUC 4000: Improving Academic Literacy