Capstone Teaching Portfolio
In this teaching portfolio, I showcase my qualifications as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher candidate ready to begin teaching independently. I first articulate my teaching philosophy, which prioritizes a balanced blend of meaning and form instruction as well as learner-centered instruction as key factors contributing to high-quality language instruction. I base my teaching philosophy on pedagogical theories and principles that resonate with my personal learning and teaching experiences. Then, I analyze artifacts from my program of study and practicum experience to demonstrate my understanding and achievement in the Professional Knowledge Areas and TESOL Domains that constitute the core learning goals of my program. The artifacts range from lesson plans and curriculum created by myself to critical evaluations of others’ work. They show evidence of my compliance with both the program standards and my own teaching philosophy. Finally, I conclude the portfolio with a discussion on my takeaways from my program of study and practicum experiences and considerations for my future practice.