Date of Award
Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)
World Languages and Cultures
Joshua Thoms (Committee Chair)
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.
Li, Zhen, "Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Exploring Teaching Methods, Identity Development, and Learner-Centered Education" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1522.
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