Date of Award
Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)
World Languages and Cultures
Joshua J. Thoms
Joshua J. Thoms
This portfolio is a compilation that highlights some of the author’s accomplished work while in the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University (USU). Organized into sections that reflect the author’s teaching and research perspectives as a MSLT graduate student and instructor, who taught intensive English reading, writing, and conversation courses for the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).
In the first section, teaching perspectives, the author describes her desired professional environment, shares her personal teaching philosophy statement, and accounts for her professional development through classroom observations. In the second section, research perspectives, two research papers and an annotated bibliography demonstrate the author’s interests, especially in regard to the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms.
Lyman, Sharon, "Student-Centered, Interaction-Based, Community-Driven Language Teaching" (2020). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1446.
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