The shift from “language learning” to “language acquisition” has had a major impact on our knowledge of foreign language learning and consequently on our teaching practice.  In the last two decades we have seen that the difference that Krashen claimed in the early 1990s between learning and acquisition was much more than a good hunch. According to Krashen, acquisition is...

English through content: beyond learning English

The shift from “language learning” to “language acquisition” has had a major impact on our knowledge of foreign language learning and consequently on our teaching practice.  In the last two decades we...

A Journey Into Metacognition: Is it necessary to Train to Learn?

Not only teachers plan how to teach. Students should also start thinking about their own learning and look for effective ways to acquire new concepts and information. So, the answer is...

Task Based Learning Fosters Critical Thinking and Creativity

In this series in our blog, we are attempting to elucidate the importance of critical thinking in education and trying to determine whether it is attainable in the language class. The...

Can Low-level Language Learners Develop Critical Thinking?

The language classroom provides valuable opportunities to help improve critical thinking skills, even if students are not yet very competent in the foreign language. This article will suggest ways in which...

Critical Thinking is the Very Root of Independent Learning

Probably, some of the most common myths related to critical thinking are that it is only applied to some fields, that only some people are able to apply it, or that...

Teaching any Language, we Qualify Thinking

Ancient Greek philosophers studied and analyzed the world around them using logic and reason and that is the way they taught their disciples. In that manner, learning was a very active...
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