EFL Capstone Portfolio
This capstone paper demonstrates how my past learning and teaching experiences gained by completing the two-year English Language Learners program at Peabody College reshape my thinking about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In the first section, I illustrate three theories that are essential to frame my teaching philosophy: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Scaffolding, and Communicative Language Teaching. In the second section, I elaborate on how my past work connects to my teaching philosophy, the four professional knowledge areas, and the six TESOL domains. In the last section, I review where my past teaching and learning experiences conform to my teaching philosophy, and where there are weaknesses that need further improvement. Also, I pinpoint two lingering questions that I want to find answers to in my future teaching practice.