Thinking in English: A New Perspective on Teaching ESL

Thinking in English: A New Perspective on Teaching ESL

by John B. Muciaccia


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Thinking in English represents Dr. Muciaccia's unique method of teaching English to non-native English speakers. Unlike any other English as a Second Language (ESL) book, Muciaccia's book features the "cultural immersion" approach that he has developed and practiced to a fine degree. In addition to his methodology, Muciaccia includes words of encouragement and reviews from people who have benefited from his approach to teaching and learning English.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610484244
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 11/25/2011
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John B. Muciaccia holds a doctoral degree from New York University and is a widely respected educator with a successful career of over thirty years as a public school teacher and administrator.  He was also the director of the nationally recognized “Famous People Program,” a program designed to motivate students of all levels that ran for over twenty years and that was featured both on television and in the New York Times.  Dr. Muciaccia continues to practice the methods presented in “Thinking in English” through his English tutoring business in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and he resides in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he is at work on his second book.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Introduction: Learning a Second Language Chapter 1: The Idea of Thinking in English Chapter 2: "Tips" and Strategies for Learning English Chapter 3: Cultural Immersion plus Intuition Chapter 4: Isolationism Chapter 5: Letting Go of the Rules Chapter 6: Intuition: The Mind Set of Thinking in English Chapter 7: The Misnomer of "Learning English" Chapter 8: Complete mastery of English? Chapter 9: Knowing English versus Learning English Chapter 10: The Grammatical Approach versus the Intuitive Approach Chapter 11: The "Aha" Moment Chapter 12: How did Antonio Banderas learn English? Chapter 13: Watching Movies With or Without Subtitles Chapter 14: Grammar: Friend or foe? Chapter 15: How English is Taught in South Korea and Other Countries Chapter 16: How Do You Enter A New Culture and Learn English Chapter 17: A Sample Lesson Addendum: Choosing A Textbook: Does the book match the mission? Appendix A: Frequently asked questions

What People are Saying About This

Eileen Hayes

Thinking In English gives the reader a unique and refreshing view of methods to teach ESL adult students. It looks at the job from a different perspective that happens to be student and teacher friendly. I strongly recommend that you incorporate Dr. Muciaccia’s book into your curriculum.

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