Date of Award

12-2020

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee Chair(s)

Abdulkafi Albirini

Committee

Abdulkafi Albirini

Committee

Ekaterina Arshavskaya

Committee

James Morales

Abstract

This portfolio is comprised of research, opinions, and ideas that the author has learned during the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University (USU). It is a representation of experiences gained through teaching lower division Spanish courses at USU. In addition to experiences, it is also comprised of research perspectives which were furthered by coursework in the MSLT program.

Contained within the pages is a road map of the author’s journey of learning and research. The portfolio begins with the author’s perspectives on teaching including his philosophy on teaching and how he has developed by observing other instructors. Next is a section containing research focused on language learning and culture. Lastly, the portfolio has an annotated bibliography exploring recent research on student assessment.

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