English Language Learners Teaching Portfolio
This Teaching Portfolio represents the cumulation of knowledge I have gained over the course of the English Language Learners M.Ed program as I prepare to teach English internationally. Over the course of the program, I have studied theories, witnessed teaching in action, designed lesson plans and assignments, and experienced teaching firsthand. My Philosophy of Teaching has grown from all these experiences as well as my own time as a secondary student and language learner. Ideally, I will teach using Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) through Task Based Instruction (TBI) with a focus on students’ Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). My Philosophy of Teaching is explored in depth in the first section. Following that are the Artifact Analysis – seven materials created over the course of the program that I think best represent an application of my Philosophy of Teaching. These artifacts are split up among four Professional Knowledge Areas (PKA), and within each PKA, there are one to two TESOL Domains, or the various aspects of teaching English one must understand in order to be an effective instructor. Each artifact lines up with a TESOL Domain. Finally, there is a section looking at implications and future considerations, where I analyze possible roadblocks that might inhibit the application of my Philosophy of Teaching.