Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Committee Chair(s)

Karin de Jonge-Kannan


Felix Tweraser


Sarah Gordon


This portfolio was written for the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program. It is a collection of the author’s beliefs and ideas about teaching second and foreign languages. This portfolio contains a teaching philosophy, which entails a compilation of the author’s beliefs about teacher and student roles in the classroom and effective second and foreign language methods. The teaching philosophy is supported by three artifacts, which further explain the beliefs developed in the teaching philosophy. First, the culture artifact discusses globalization and the need for including multicultural and multiethnic literature and authors in the English language curriculum in the USA. Second, the language artifact explores the German language and the importance of including dialects in the second language classroom. Third, the literacy artifact argues for the need for authentic literature in the second language classroom. Finally, an annotated bibliography is also included which supports the author’s beliefs about teaching.


This work made publicly available electronically on August 30, 2011.