Broadening Perspectives: Using Multiple Teaching Approaches to Meet the Needs of Language Students

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ABSTRACT

This portfolio is comprised of research, opinions, and ideas that the author has learned during the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University (USU). It is a representation of experiences gained through teaching lower division Spanish courses at USU. In addition to experiences, it is also comprised of research perspectives which were furthered by coursework in the MSLT program.
Contained within the pages is a road map of the author’s journey of learning and research. The portfolio begins with the author’s perspectives on teaching including his philosophy on teaching and how he has developed by observing other instructors. Next is a section containing research focused on language learning and culture. Lastly, the portfolio has an annotated bibliography exploring recent research on student assessment.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..iii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS………………………………………………………………………………………………..iv
TABLE OF CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………………………………….vi
LIST OF ACRONYMS……………………………………………………………………………………………………vii
LIST OF APPENDICES…………………………………………………………………………………………………viii
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………………………………1
TEACHING PERSPECTIVES…………………………………………………………………………………………..2
Professional Environment……………………………………………………………………………………….3
Teaching Philosophy Statement……………………………………………………………………………….4
Professional Development through Teaching Observations………………………………………..14
RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES…………………………………………………………………………………………18
LANGUAGE PAPER ………………………………………………………………………………………….19
Orientation & Reflection ………………………………………………………………………………………20
Implications of Student and Teacher Perspectives of NSTs and NNSTs in
the U.S. and Mexico……………………………………………………………………………………………..23
CULTURE PAPER ……………………………………………………………………………………………..40
Orientation & Reflection……………………………………………………………………………………….41
Expanding Cultural Awareness through Ethnographic Interviews: A Spanish Instructor’s Experience…………………………………………………………………………………………43
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY……………………………………………………………………………………61
LOOKING FORWARD………………………………………………………………………………………………….79
REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………81
APPENDICES……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….96

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Author

Kalen Taylor

No of Chapters

6

No of Pages

107

Reference

YES

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PDF

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