Hamid: ELL Portfolio Capstone
This portfolio comprises of my teaching philosophy and is supported by the eight domains of the TESOL standards of English as a Second or Foreign language. My teaching philosophy is a conceptual framework, supported by theory and coursework, that outlines my beliefs about the best teaching practices and strategies that will benefit English Language Learners (ELLs). My philosophy of teaching is represented in each of the TESOL domains, which are planning, instructing, assessing, identity and context, language proficiency, learning, content and commitment and professionalism. Each domain links theory with practice and centers the focus on the learner, the learning context, the curriculum and assessments. Each domain also tries to link content with the context in which I will be teaching in the future. The concluding remarks reflect on my future teaching practice, and how I will continue to think about theory as I build my toolkit of best teaching strategies to support ELLs.