Exploring Second Language Learning: Communicative Competence, Pragmatics, and Second Language Literacy

Timothy M. Mecham, Utah State University

This work made publicly available electronically on August 24, 2012.


This portfolio is a compilation of the author’s teaching philosophy and three artifacts that explore elements of second language teaching. The teaching philosophy contains the author’s strategies of second language teaching including instructional practice, communicative language teaching theory, and application. This portfolio also contains artifacts of second language teaching that explore communicative competence, formal address pragmatics, and second language literacy. An annotated bibliography of books and articles that have impacted the author’s teaching beliefs and practices is also included.