Bahiyyih Hardacre is an Assistant Professor in the MA in TESOL Program in the Charter College of Education at Cal State LA. Her work experience abroad includes serving as an EFL teacher in Brazil for 12 years at various educational institutions like American and British binational centers, and elementary and high schools. During that time, she also worked as a certified oral examiner and rater for the University of Cambridge and Michigan ESOL proficiency exams. In the US, she has conducted teacher training seminars at ESL schools and taught international students in credit and non-credit programs at the various universities and community colleges. Some of her current professional service includes being part of the California TESOL Board of Directors and serving as Editor-in-Chief for the Issues in Applied Linguistics journal, where she mentors MA in TESOL students who are responsible for producing the journal.