Critical Thinking and Foreign Language Teaching

Journal: Region - Educational Research and Reviews DOI: 10.32629/rerr.v2i3.142

Qingqing Liu

School of Foreign Language, China West Normal University


The use of critical thinking in language teaching helps to cultivate the overall quality of talents. Therefore, critical thinking is of great significance to foreign language teaching. The paper starts with the concept and importance of critical thinking, briefly describes some of the difficult problems in foreign language teaching today, and finally puts forward the enlightenment of the cultivation of critical thinking on solving difficult problems in foreign language teaching.


critical thinking; foreign language teaching; difficult problems; enlightenment


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