CAPSTONE ELL Portfolio
In this ELL Portfolio, I demonstrate my expertise and knowledge gained from learning in this program, sustaining my theoretical understanding and application to practice for working with English Language Learners. Through the reflection upon educational literatures, the coursework and experience working with students, I build on my professionalism and commitment in teaching and learning. This portfolio contains three sections: (1) my philosophy of teaching (2) professional knowledge of the TESOL domains supported by artifacts of my coursework and (3) my reflection on application to practice, including implications of the collection of work and vision of my future development. In the first part, I discuss the conceptual framework and educational literatures that most influence me as a teacher in working with future English language learners. In second part, I provide artifacts of my work demonstrating my professional knowledge in the following domains: planning, instructing, assessing, identity and context, learning, content, commitment and professionalism. I explain my interpretation of these domains and discuss how the artifacts I provide relate to the specific domain in terms of four aspects: (1) learners and learning, (2) the learning environment, (3) curriculum and (4) assessment. In the final part, I discuss the ways in which I bridge between theories and practice in my future class, including opportunities and challenges as well as the possible solutions. Also, I point out the directions in which I will keep developing professional knowledge in future practice.