Date of Award


Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee Chair(s)

Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante


Karin DeJonge-Kannan


Joshua Thoms


This portfolio is comprised of a compilation of papers written by the author while completing the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University. The focus of the portfolio is a teaching philosophy outlining the author’s beliefs on how to foster effective language teaching in the university foreign language classroom. Included as well are artifacts addressing coping with culture shock, effective forms of language learning, and reading in foreign language literature courses. These artifacts were chosen to reflect important areas of language teaching that have affected the author’s teaching philosophy. Finally, the author has incorporated an annotated bibliography of books and articles that have impacted the author’s attitudes and opinions towards effective foreign language teaching.


This work made publicly available electronically on November 5, 2012.