Date of Award

5-2020

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee

Sarah Gordon

Committee

Joshua J. Thoms

Committee

Scott Hunsaker

Committee

Bradford J. Hall

Abstract

This portfolio consists of select work the author completed during the Master of Second Language Teaching program at Utah State University. Throughout the portfolio, the author shares her personal ideas, opinions, teaching observations, and personal teaching examples utilizing song; all these were found to support the research presented in this portfolio.

This portfolio contains three main sections: (1) teaching perspectives, (2) research perspectives, and (3) an annotated bibliography. The focus of this portfolio is to find new ways to teach language using artistic and creative outlets, such as multimodality, technology, and most importantly, music. The portfolio contains effective ways to use these resources to help the student and the teacher succeed in the language classroom. Most importantly, the portfolio exemplifies the relationship between language and music, how they are connected, and how they promote language acquisition and cross-cultural understanding.

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