Critical Thinking Skills among EFL/ESL Learners: A Review of Literature

Zare, Pezhman
November 2015
Language in India;Nov2015, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p241
Academic Journal
This paper reviews the literature on critical thinking skills in general and in the field of ESL/EFL learning in particular. It starts with a brief introduction. Then, a number of definitions of critical thinking are discussed in details. Critical thinking skills and sub-skills are illustrated. Afterward, characteristics of critical thinkers are presented. Next, the association between critical thinking skills and dispositions are discussed. After that, it is discussed how critical thinking started to appear and play a significant role in learning English as a second/foreign language. Finally, a brief conclusion closes the paper.


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