Introduction

 
"Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I remember,
involve me and I learn."
(Benjamin Franklin)

Since 2007, I have taught language classes, translation and linguistics courses, taken part in blended-learning materials and course development, and conducted teacher workshops. I have worked for a range of institutions and employers in higher education, in vocational education and training, as well as in pedagogic research on a European level.

This teaching portfolio describes the development of my teaching techniques and style. It aims to present my overall teaching approach and  philosophy as a product of continual reflection on success and feedback from teaching practice, guided by theoretical knowledge about the learning process. The sections on my teaching history, together with my reflections on particular aspects of past assignments, show the range of teaching tools I have become familiar with, how I have employed them in practice, and how I have tried to enhance their effectiveness.

The composition and continual revision of this teaching portfolio has proved immensely useful for me. It supports a reflective approach and has helped me in becoming aware of my strenghts, improving on existing weaknesses and constantly monitoring my own development as a teacher.