Date of Award
Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)
Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies
Joshua J. Thoms
In this portfolio, the author describes integral components of his teaching philosophy which include how the instructor can become a supportive facilitator, how he can promote use of the target language for communication, and how motivation can reinforce language instruction and learning. Specific topics of interest were investigated further in support of the teaching philosophy. The artifacts discuss Utah’s dual language immersion program: its development, future, and expected outcomes; the acquisition of multiliteracy skills for educational achievement; as well as the use of technology in promoting target language use and intercultural communicative competence. Finally, the author includes an annotated bibliography on topics of communicative language teaching, sociocultural perspectives on second language learning and identity formation and the effects of code switching and identity.
Saunders, Chad, "Facilitating Development of Foreign Language, Literacy, and Culture" (2015). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 530.
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