Thinking in English: A New Perspective on Teaching ESL by John B. MuciacciaThinking in English: A New Perspective on Teaching ESL by John B. Muciaccia

Thinking in English: A New Perspective on Teaching ESL

byJohn B. Muciaccia

Paperback | November 25, 2011

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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.
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 ...
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Title:Thinking in English: A New Perspective on Teaching ESLFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.12 × 6.09 × 0.36 inPublished:November 25, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161048424X

ISBN - 13:9781610484244

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Table of Contents

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

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I have taught ESL in the Palisades Park Public School System for the last 18 years and previously in the Jersey City, New Jersey school system for eight years and was intrigued to read Thinking In English by Dr. John Muciaccia. In fact, it was difficult to put this book down once I started reading it. " Thinking In English presents an intelligent and refreshing way of teaching ESL. Dr. Muciaccia presents his own view of the cultural immersion method and I found it a wonderful perspective. The book is filled with examples and anecdotes that explain everything mentioned in the book. I urge ESL teachers and self-learners to buy this book!"