Synopses & Reviews
This exciting new edition of a classic, best-selling text lays a solid foundation for creating meaningful interaction in the language classroom. A new focus on participatory teaching draws on cutting-edge critical pedagogy to support an already comprehensive research base and the writing is even friendlier and more accessible than ever!
The Third Edition of Making It Happen features:
- A cyclic approach to theory and practice, reflecting the understanding that theory and practice constantly inform each other.
- Three additions to the extensive Programs in Action section:
-- California's Valley Center Spanish/English Program
-- A Chinese/English program in lower Manhattan
-- Minnesota's Concordia College Village Immersion Model
- Case studies for reflection and discussion ranging from elementary through adult.
- Related readings by Vygotsky, Nieto and Pennycook, representing seminal thinking in language teaching.
- The importance of meeting standards and of reflective teaching, so teachers understand the value of examining their own beliefs and practices.
"Making It Happen is a complete text with a great balance between theory and practice, and a wonderful and useful presentation of all the issues a teacher in training needs to be aware of. I would recommend its use for any training course as its sole text...I find it very complete."
-- Alejandra Parra
Nova Southeastern University
Table of Contents
Part I THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS: DEVELOPING YOUR
OWN LANGUAGE TEACHING PRINCIPLES
Chapter 1 From Grammatical to Communicative Approaches
Chapter 2 The Classroom as an Environment for Language Acquisition
Chapter 3 The Role of Interaction
Chapter 4 Participatory Language Teaching
Chapter 5 Literacy Development and Skills Integration
Chapter 6 The Affective Domain
Chapter 7 Language Assessment and Standards
Part II EXPLORING METHODS AND ACTIVITIES:
WHAT CAN WE LEARN?
Chapter 8 Physical Involvement in the Language Learning Process
Chapter 9 Communicative Practices
Chapter 10 Chants, Music, and Poetry
Chapter 11 Storytelling, Role Play, and Drama
Chapter 12 Games
Chapter 13 Ways to Promote Literacy Development
Chapter 14 Affective Activites
Part III PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
SOME PRACTICAL ISSUES
Chapter 15 Devising A Plan
Chapter 16 Tools For Teaching Languages: Textbooks, Computer Programs, Videos,
Chapter 17 Teaching Language Through the Content Areas: Program Designs and
Part IV PROGRAMS IN ACTION
Chapter 18 ESL Programs
Chapter 19 Foreign Language Programs
Chapter 20 Two-Way Bilingual Programs
Part V RELATED READING
- The Social Politics and the Cultural Politics of Language
- The Personal and Collective Transformation of Teachers
Part VI CASE STUDIES