Date of Award

5-2020

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee

Joshua Thoms

Committee

Sarah Gordon

Committee

Abdulkafi Albirini

Abstract

The following portfolio represents the author’s experiences and studies while he has participated in the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program. It is the result of the author’s teaching experiences abroad and at Utah State University, his teaching observations of peers and colleagues, and insights from his studies in the MSLT program.

The portfolio is divided into three major sections, namely: teaching perspectives; research perspectives; and an annotated bibliography. The teaching perspectives demonstrate the author’s beliefs in regard to communicative language teaching and identity construction and their importance in the language acquisition process. The research perspectives further deal with identity and involve two papers written on the subject during the MSLT program. The bibliography discusses the use of technology in enhancing the skill of second language (L2) listening.

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