Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

First Advisor

Sarah Gordon

Second Advisor

Karin DeJonge-Kannan

Third Advisor

Maria Spicer-Escalante


This portfolio is an accumulation of work that the author accomplished during her study in the program of Master of Second Language Teaching at Utah State University. It is an outcome of the author’s personal teaching experiences, insights gained from her master’s study, and several class observations as well.

The portfolio comprises three primary portions: (1) teaching perspectives, (2) research perspectives, and (3) an annotated bibliography. The teaching perspectives revolve around the author’s beliefs on the role of both teachers and students in L2 classrooms, the communicative teaching of grammar, and the value of a positive learning environment. The research perspectives’ section involves two papers written during different courses in the MSLT program. The annotated bibliography reviews literature on topics about task-based language teaching and learning.