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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.
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
"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!"
— Ebet Diaz, M.A. Bilingual Education (Spanish/English), M.A. Special Education
"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."
— Eileen Hayes