ELL Capstone Portfolio
The ELL Capstone portfolio is aimed at demonstrating my understanding of teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) and my mastery of relevant theoretical frameworks and pedagogy. It consists of three parts: My Philosophy of Teaching; TESOL Domains and Standards; Application to Practice. In the first part, I state my teaching philosophy by identifying what I value when teaching English as a foreign language, which is grounded on conceptual theories. In the second part, I demonstrate my interpretations of eight TESOL domains and standards, Planning, Instructing, Assessing, Identity and Context, Language Proficiency, Learning, Content and Commitment and Professionalism. Except Language Proficiency, along with each domain, one to two artifacts completed by me during my study in Peabody College are presented to assist in illustrating my understanding, in terms of the learner, the learning environment, the curriculum and the assessment, of the domain addressed. In the third part, I reflect upon what I have learned in the past two years and describe my ideal teaching model from the perspectives of lesson preparation, lesson delivery, assessment and reflection. More importantly, I anticipate possible challenges regarding my future teaching context and propose potential solutions. The portfolio is concluded by presenting my expectations for myself.