ELL Capstone Portfolio: Yue Wu, Spring 2018
This Capstone English Language Learners Portfolio demonstrates my theoretical understandings, professional knowledge and practices in the area of teaching English as a second language during my studies at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. This portfolio contains three parts: (1) Philosophy of Teaching; (2) TESOL Domains and Standards; and (3) Implication for Practice. In the first part, I explained my theoretical understanding and beliefs as a future English teacher, and methods and approaches that fit in the theoretical framework. In the second part, I discussed my understandings of eight TESOL domains: 1) Planning; 2) Instructing; 3) Assessing; 4) Identity and Context; 5) Language Proficiency; 6) Learning; 7) Content; and 8) Commitment and Professionalism, and each domain focused on four categories: learners and learner, learning environment, curriculum, and assessment. I also presented artifacts as examples of my practice, which prove my mastery of professional knowledge and skills in teaching English as a second language. In the third part, I summarized my understandings in the first two parts, discussed my prospect for future teaching, predicted the obstacles I may face in future teaching, and provided possible solutions. Future professional development goals are also discussed to show my determination of becoming a professional, responsible language teacher in the future.