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Portfolio of Teaching English as a Second Language

dc.contributor.authorZhang, Fen
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department capstone projecten_US
dc.description.abstractThis portfolio of teaching English as a second language (ESL) includes two parts. The first part is a thoroughly developed statement of teaching philosophy that is based on field research and theories. The second is a supportive section to demonstrate specific professional knowledge of teaching and learning English as a second language within the TESOL standards. In the statement of teaching philosophy, I discuss my goals, beliefs, and a culturally relevant instructional approach (Ladson-Billings, 1992) that is guided by the sociocultural theoretical framework (Vygotsky, 1978). I use my experience factors, such as my linguistic and cultural backgrounds, to explain choosing the sociocultural theoretical framework and how it influences my understanding of students and their development of the English language. In the section of professional knowledge, I further describe and deconstruct the artifacts from major coursework accounting for my knowledge and ability as an ESL teacher. I explain the relevance of each artifact to its designated domain and the TESOL standards within each domain. I mainly focus on four subcategories: 1) learners and learning, 2) learning environment, 3) curriculum, and 4) assessment. Finally, I construct a critical reflection on the collection of artifacts that I developed, leading to a discussion of the implications and the problems for future practice of teaching.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language learners, statement of teaching philosophy, professional knowledge, culturally relevant approachen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakersen_US
dc.subject.lcshTeaching -- Philosophyen_US
dc.titlePortfolio of Teaching English as a Second Languageen_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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