Author

Wenrui Chen

Date of Award

5-2013

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

First Advisor

Li Guo

Abstract

This portfolio is a completion of the author’s work through the Master of Second Language Teaching program. The portfolio contains the author’s teaching philosophy, reflection on the author’s teaching and that of others, three artifacts, and an annotated bibliography. The teaching philosophy discusses what the author believes constitutes effective language teaching, such as a learned-centered classroom, communicative language teaching, and effective assessment. The artifacts are papers wrote for the MSLT courses to support the author’s teaching philosophy. The literacy artifact emphasizes the importance of reading and writing in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The culture artifact explores lesson plans that raise learners’ culture awareness. The language artifact investigates the impact of living in the country where people speak the target language. At the end, the annotated bibliography includes books and articles that influenced the author’s teaching beliefs and practices.

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