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Making It Happen From Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching -- Evolving Theory and Practice

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Making It Happen From Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching -- Evolving Theory and Practice by Richard-Amato, Patricia A., 9780132361378
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  • ISBN: 9780132361378 | 013236137X
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/18/2009
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This cuting-edge sourcebook for teachers provides a comprehensive vision of effective second language teaching and explores ways to create meaningful interaction leading to emrgent particpatory language teaching. The fourth edition of Making It Happen presents a cyclic approach to theory and practice, in which theory and practice constantly inform each other.



  • Strategies for teaching children, adolescents, and adults from beginning to advanced levels
  • Am emphasis on peer- and self-evaluation in simulated and real classrooms
  • A practical reservoir for teachers as they develop their own methodologies and local practice
  • Discussions of issues critical to program development, lesson design, materials selection, video use, teacher research, and professional development (including SIOP)
  • Case studies from kindergarten through university level to stimulate professional dialog

New to This Edition

  • Separate chapters on implicit/explicit teaching and on sociocultural/cognitive synthesis
  • Sections on form-focus strategies, World Englishes, research directions, corpus analysis, dialogical assessment, and the Acoma heritage language program
  • Updated research that reflects influential thinking for the 21st century

Also by Patricia A. Richard-Amata (with Marguerite Ann Snow):

Academic Success for English Language Learners: Strategies for K-12 Mainstream Teachers

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