English Language Learners Capstone Portfolio
The following document includes a collection of Artifacts that demonstrate my ability to meet the needs of English Language Learners. I prove my knowledge of language acquisition and appropriate language teaching by providing theories and research in the field of second language acquisition, and discussing how the artifacts connect to modern techniques in teaching English Language Learners. I begin by providing my Teaching Philosophy which presents broad theories and moves to more specific theories on second language acquisition and then finally recent scholarly research. This creates a basis for what I believe good teaching looks like, specifically with English Language Learners. Then, I state the five domains of TESOL standards (Language, Culture, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction, Assessment, and Professionalism), provide my interpretation of those standards, and cite two artifacts that demonstrate my ability to utilize those standards in teaching. I do this with the curriculum, assessment, environment, and the learner and learning in mind. Finally, I conclude the paper by giving more concrete examples of what my teaching will look like in the future and how I plan to continue my educational experience in order to stay informed of current theories and methods of second language acquisition.