Date of Award

5-2021

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee Chair(s)

Joshua J. Thoms (Committee Chair)

Committee

Joshua J. Thoms

Committee

Ko-Yin Sung

Committee

Jasmine Yu-Hsing Chen

Abstract

This portfolio is a compilation that includes the author’s research, thoughts, and opinions while studying in the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University (USU). It represents the author’s reflections and perspectives as a MSLT graduate student and as a graduate instructor who taught Chinese as a Second Language courses to undergraduates at beginners’ levels.

Three sections are included in the portfolio. It begins with the author’s teaching perspectives, including professional environment, teaching philosophy statement, and professional development through teaching observations. In the second section, two research papers demonstrate her research interests in the practices of teaching Chinese as a second language. Lastly, an annotated bibliography was discussed for further research.

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