Capstone ELL Portfolio
This portfolio demonstrates my understanding and capacity of becoming a qualified teacher for English Language Learners. Using the theoretical knowledge I have learned studying in the English Language Learners program, I reflect back to my course works and teaching experiences, and further develop a clearer vision of my future classroom. This Portfolio consists of three sections: (1) philosophy of teaching, (2) TESOL standards for ESL/EFL teachers and (3) reflections for future teaching. In the first section, I unfold my view of building a supportive classroom under the framework of Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory. In the second section, I demonstrate my proficiency in all eight domains the TESOL standards, which are planning, instructing, assessing, identity and context, language proficiency, learning, content, and commitment and professionalism. For each domain, I use one or two artifacts that I created for course work as evidence. In the last part, I envision my future classroom in China, which is a completely different context. I also address possible challenges I might be facing, as well as how to meet them. Lastly, I share final thoughts about becoming a responsible teacher in the future.