Capstone ELL Portfolio
This ELL portfolio demonstrates my understanding and competence in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) English language learners based on my theoretical knowledge at Peabody College along with a variety of practices including field trips, classroom observations and teaching experiences. The portfolio consists of three parts: 1) Philosophy of Teaching, 2) TESOL standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults, 3) Bridging theory and practice. In the first section, I state my philosophy of teaching under the theoretical framework of Vygotsky’s sociocultural view of learning, Cummin’s interdependence Hypothesis, communicative language teaching and culturally responsive pedagogy. In the second section, I interpret the TESOL standards and provide the artifacts I completed as evidences to illustrate the relevance and demonstrate my understanding of the eight domains—planning, instructing, assessing, identity and context, language proficiency, learning, content, commitment and professionalism. In the last section, I present my ideal vision of my future classroom, anticipate the challenges and solutions in future teaching and identify the direction of my continued professional development.