Date of Award

2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT)

Department

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

First Advisor

Albirini

Abstract

This portfolio contains the beliefs about language learning and teaching that the author possesses. The portfolio is based on the author’s experiences as a language learner and a language teacher. The main theme of the portfolio is to enable students to use the language learned in the classroom in real-world contexts.

The first section comprises the author’s teaching philosophy, emphasizing the role of the teacher, student, and environment. Following the teaching philosophy are three artifacts that address topics on language, literacy, and culture. First, the language artifact discusses corrective feedback and the feedback the teacher gives to students. Second, the literacy artifact discusses the benefits of biliteracy. Third, the culture artifact explores the role that immersion has in developing the cultural awareness of the language and culture. After the artifacts, the author concludes and extends the portfolio with three annotated bibliographies written throughout the Master’s of Second Language Teaching program.

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