Date of Award


Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)


World Languages and Cultures

Committee Chair(s)

Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante


Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante


Karin de Jonge-Kannan


Ekaterina Arshavskaya


This portfolio is a collection of the author’s beliefs about second language
teaching that represent the change of the author’s views about teaching. The first sectionof this portfolio contains the author’s teaching philosophy statements, which include adescription of a communicative classroom, the role of input, and brain-based research.Three artifacts support the teaching philosophy and reflect what the author had learnedduring the MSLT program. First, the language artifact is a collection of technologicalideas that can be helpful in teaching Russian to different level students. Second, theliteracy artifact is a literature review regarding benefits of authentic materials indevelopment of language skills, cultural awareness, and critical thinking. Last one, thecultural artifact provides research on declining an offer in a polite way. The last section isthe annotated bibliography which presents the main themes of this portfolio.

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