Capstone ELL Portfolio
This capstone portfolio demonstrates my professional knowledge and practices of serving English language learners (ELL) in international settings. In this portfolio, there are three major sections. In the first section, I will present my philosophy of teaching to state my beliefs of teaching English language learners based upon the theoretical framework that informs my instructional decisions and practices. In the second section, I will provide artifacts in my graduate studies to demonstrate my understanding of the qualities and practices of an effective ELL teacher according to the eight domains of standards for ESL/EFL teachers, including planning, instructing, assessing, identity and context, language proficiency, learning, content, and commitment and professionalism. Each domain consists of my own interpretation of its standard along with one to two artifacts as evidence of my understanding and competence. In the third section, I will offer the implications for future teaching in which I present my reflection of the collection of my work, my visions of applying theories to practices, and questions and directions for my continuous professional development.