Date of Award

5-2021

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee Chair(s)

Joshua Thoms (Committee Chair)

Committee

Joshua Thoms

Committee

Abdulkafi Albirini

Committee

Jim Rogers

Abstract

This portfolio includes a collection of essays reflecting the writer’s beliefs about teaching and explorations of topics related to second language teaching, especially in the context of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The first part of the portfolio consists of the writer’s teaching philosophy statement, professional environment, and reflections on her observations of other teachers’ classes. The second part consists of two papers focused on the interconnections between language and culture. The first explores refusal strategies in Chinese while the second addresses identity negotiation in Chinese Heritage Learners’ study abroad experiences. The third part is an annotated bibliography on collaborative writing.

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