Capstone: EFL Teaching Portfolio
This teaching portfolio discusses my beliefs in teaching, how I practiced those beliefs in my projects completed in the academic program, and implications for my future career, all of which were developed during my two years of study at Vanderbilt University. It contains three parts, 1) my philosophy of teaching, 2) artifact analyses, and 3) implications and future considerations. In my teaching philosophy, I include three main strategies: 1) forming a student-centered classroom, 2) incorporating L1 in English language classrooms and 3) conducting communicative language teaching. I then use the above strategies as a theoretical framework to analyze five artifacts that I created, including an investigation, a curriculum, an interview report, a lesson plan and a language assessment. In the end, I discuss my strengths and weaknesses in living out my strategies in those artifacts, challenges I anticipate to experience in the future to conducting these strategies and how I will be working to continue to improve myself in teaching.