Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA) in English: Teaching English as a Second Language

Department

English

Abstract

"In this diary study, the writer explores the similarities and differences between teaching English at the college level in the Philippines and the United States while completing internships in the summers of 2011 and 2012. His students were in their first or second year of university classes and were working towards a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, or an AB in English. As part of the critical ethnography, the diarist considers cultural influences that affect the language learning. He includes three lessons he designed and taught as well as his impressions of student and teacher responses to the materials and the Communicative Language Teaching approaches he incorporated to create a community of learners and encourage student engagement. This is followed by a discussion of the research questions and assumptions made prior to the internships. In his final reflections, he offers suggestions for future teachers considering teaching English in the Philippines"--Document.

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