|dc.description.abstract||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.||en_US