Date of Award


Degree Type


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Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies


Karin de Jonge-Kannan


This portfolio is a collection of the author’s teaching beliefs and approaches regarding Chinese as foreign language teaching, which she developed during her time in the Master of Second Language Teaching program. The centerpiece of the portfolio is the author’s personal teaching philosophy. It is followed by three artifacts. The language artifact analyzes one of the complexities encountered by learners in the Chinese as a foreign language classroom: the three particles 的 (de), 地 (de), 得 (de). The culture artifact illustrates the difference between American and Chinese language teachers. The literacy artifact talks about using literature circles in the CFL class. The portfolio also includes a reflection on a 50-minute video of teaching a beginning-level college Chinese class. The last section of the portfolio contains an annotated bibliography and a list of references.


This work made publicly available electronically on May 13, 2011.