Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


World Languages and Cultures

Committee Chair(s)

Ekaterina Arshavskaya (Committee Chair)


Ekaterina Arshavskaya


Karin deJonge-Kannan


Marta Halaczkiewicz


This portfolio is a compilation of work that the author accomplished during the Master of Second Language Teaching program at Utah State University (USU). It reflects the culmination of the author’s learning and teaching experiences during her coursework and as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) in the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).

The portfolio contains three main sections: teaching perspectives, research perspectives, and an annotated bibliography. In the first section the author explains her desired professional environment, her philosophy of teaching, as well as insights from language classroom observations she will incorporate into her teaching. The research perspectives section consists of two papers which detail areas that are of special interest to the author within the fields of English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language. Last, in the annotated bibliography, research on the role of technology in vocabulary instruction is reviewed and discussed.