Date of Award
Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)
Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies
This portfolio illustrates the student’s academic work completed while in the Master of Second Language Teaching program at Utah State University. The project is centered around the student’s philosophy on teaching English language learners (ELLs) as drawn from personal experience and second language acquisition research. The author seeks to provide awareness into best practices for teaching ELLs.
The portfolio is divided into three sections: 1) teaching perspectives, 2) research perspectives, and 3) annotated bibliographies. Within these sections, the author explores themes related to ELL teaching that highlight the importance of collaboration, compassion, and engagement. These topics include politely closing a conversation in English, embracing diversity in the ELL classroom, teaching ELLs in a general education setting, communicative language teaching, oral corrective feedback, and methods for engaging ELLs.
Stead, Lora Ann, "Supporting English Language Learners Through Collaboration, Compassion, and Engagement" (2018). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1319.
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