Date of Award
Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)
Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies
This portfolio is an amalgam of the author’s teaching philosophy which is deeply rooted in the theoretical foundations of second language teaching pedagogy, and further honed through firsthand teaching and observation experiences garnered during the course of his MSLT program. The target languages focused on in this portfolio are English and Japanese.
The primary components of this portfolio are: 1) the author’s teaching philosophy statement (TPS), 2) language, literacy, cultural, and research strand artifacts, 3) annotated bibliographies, and 4) target language lesson plans developed and taught by the author which bring key concepts in the TPS and artifacts to fruition (included as appendices). The author stresses four vital ingredients in effective second language teaching programs including: 1) cultivating motivation, 2) embracing the communicative approach, 3) utilizing culturally relevant authentic materials, and 4) integrating technology.
Griswold, Tarin Christopher, "Best Practices in Second Language Teaching: A Holistic Doctrine Based on Research and Experience" (2016). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 774.