Beatrix  Burghardt

Beatrix Burghardt

Lecturer, Second Language Studies

Language Coordinator, English Language Instructional Program


  • Ph.D., TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, 2015
  • M.A., TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, 2007
  • M.A., English Language Arts and Literature, Attila József University, Szeged, Hungary, 1994
  • M.S., Physics, Attila József University, Szeged, Hungary, 1994

About Beatrix Burghardt

Beatrix Burghardt is Lecturer and Coordinator of the English Language Instructional Program for matriculated students. She earned her master’s degree in Physics and English language and literature in her native Hungary and has a PhD in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University. Beatrix has taught ESL/EFL and Physics in Hungary and in the US for more than 20 years. She regularly provides training workshops for language instructors and language learners, and she actively presents at professional conferences. She is also a Quality Matters certified Peer Reviewer. In 2021, Beatrix Burghardt received IU Bloomington’s Trustees Teaching Award.

Grants and awards

  • Information Literacy Course Grant: SLST-T155 Academic Speaking. IU Libraries’ Department of Teaching & Learning. IUB, 2022 

  • Trustees Teaching Award in the At-Large Non-Tenure Track Faculty Category, IUB, 2021
  • Summer Instructional Development Fellowship for online course development and graduate instructor training for online language teaching, IUB, 2020
  • Reaching All of Our Students: Making Teaching More Inclusive. Faculty Learning Community, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, IUB, 2019-2020

Selected publications

  • Burghardt, B. (2020a). Holding up a mirror to international ESL student-teachers. In F. D. Floris & W. A. Renandya (Eds.), Inspirational stories from English language classrooms, pp. 53-56. Malang, Indonesia: TEFLIN Publication Division in collaboration with Bintang Sejahtera Press
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K. & Burghardt, B. (2020b). Preventing attrition and promoting retention. Language Teaching Research Quarterly, 17, 66-81.
  • Burghardt, B. (2019). How to design a study? Pushing the visual envelope. Selected proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum, 15-32. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Available:

Selected presentations

  • Burghardt, B. (2021, April). Walking the walk: Triggering L2 acquisition of motion events. Motion2021: Can motion events construal be taught or restructured? Evidence from bilinguals and L2 learners. University of Reading, [Online]
  • Burghardt, B. (2021, March). Conquering the Motivational Bottleneck during COVID-19. TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo [Online]
  • Burghardt, B. (2021, March). Customizing 'Transitions': Fine-tuning data elicitation for studying boundedness in L2 motion expressions" AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) [Online]
  • Burghardt, B. (2019, November). Laughing their way to the ideal L2 self. INTESOL 2019, Indianapolis, IN
  • Burghardt, B. (2019, March). Pre-service ESL teachers’ knowledge of language and language acquisition: a qualitative analysis of service learning journals. AAAL. Atlanta, GA
  • Burghardt, B. & Wray, C. C. (2019, March). Scaffolding information literacy skills by flipping in the EAP. Pre-Convention Institute Workshop, TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo, Atlanta, GA