Date of Award


Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


World Languages and Cultures

Committee Chair(s)

Sarah Gordon


Sarah Gordon


Karin deJonge-Kannan


Christa Jones


This portfolio is a compilation of work that the author completed during the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University. It represents the culmination of the author’s personal learning and teaching experiences from his coursework and teaching experience both as a graduate instructor of French at USU and as a seventh-grade French Dual Language Immersion (DLI) instructor.

The portfolio consists of three main sections. The teaching perspectives section provides insight into the author’s beliefs about the ideal roles of teachers and students in an L2 classroom, both in a foreign language setting and an immersion setting, including the importance of student and teacher engagement, a communicative environment, multiliteracies teaching strategies, and the importance of sociolinguistic pragmatics. The research perspectives section consists of two papers written during two different courses in the MSLT program. Last, the annotated bibliography examines a selection of current literature on multiliteracies pedagogy.