CAPSTONE EFL PORTFOLIO
In this portfolio, I will demonstrate my understanding of how to best serve English language learners (ELLs) for my future students in China. In a reflection of the theoretical knowledge I learned at Peabody College and teaching experiences, I shape my philosophy of teaching for ELL students. This portfolio comprises three parts: 1) philosophy of teaching, 2) TESOL standards for EFL teachers and 3) final reflection and implications for future teaching. First, I will present my philosophy of teaching with Vygotsky’s sociocultural view of learning as theoretical basis, coupled with other SLA teaching theories as support. Second, through artifacts I created through my course work, I will discuss and demonstrate my understanding TESOL standards in the eight following domains: planning, instructing, assessing, identity and context, language proficiency, learning, content and commitment, and professionalism. In the last part, I will envision my future classrooms, identify challenges and problems, and bring forward my plans to overcome the challenges.