Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Lia D. Kamhi-Stein

Program Faculty

Lia D. Kamhi-Stein

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



Office: King Hall C-2056
E-mail: [email protected]

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Lía D. Kamhi-Stein (Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Learning from USC) is Professor in the M.A. in TESOL Program housed in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA). She is originally from Argentina, where she worked as a certified public translator, EFL teacher, and program administrator.

Dr. Kamhi-Stein is co-editor (with G. Diaz-Maggioli and L. C. de Oliveira) of a forthcoming volume titled English Language Teaching in South America: Policy, Preparation, and Practices. Additionally, she  is editor of Narrating their Lives: Examining English Language Teachers' Professional Identities within the Classroom (2013); Learning and Teaching from Experience: Perspectives on Nonnative English-speaking Professionals (2004); and co-editor (with Ann Snow) of Developing a New Course for Adult Learners (2006). She has published in TESOL Quarterly, TEXT, TESOL Journal, The Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, College ESL, Lectura y Vida, as well as in other peer-edited journals, and edited books.

Among other honors, Dr. Kamhi-Stein is a recipient of the TESOL Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2012) and the Cal State LA Outstanding Professor Award (2004). She has served the CATESOL Association in many different capacities, ranging for state conference program chair, regional conference chair, CATESOL Board Secretary and President. She also served as a Director-at-Large on the TESOL Board of Directors (2004-2007). From 2007 to 2010, she served on the Editorial Board of TESOL Quarterly. She is a co-founder of TESOL’s Nonnative English Speakers Caucus Section (now an Interest Section) and CATESOL's Nonnative Language Educators' Issues Interest Group.

Dr. Kamhi-Stein's research interests include issues related to academic literacy, nonnative English-speaking professionals, and the integration of technology in the classroom.

Courses typically taught:

  • TESL 5620: Methods in Teaching Second Language
  • TESL 5700: Educational Sociolinguistics
  • TESL 5650: Using Computers in the Language Classroom
  • TESL 5680: Practicum in English as a Second Language
  • TESL 5730: Seminar in English as an International Language
  • TESL 5750: EFL/ESL Reading-Writing Connections