Enhancing Learners’ Critical Thinking Ability Through Pedagogical Translation in English Language Teaching

Xuehui WU, Hua WANG, Jiaying REN


The paper explores the strategic use of pedagogical translation in English language teaching (ELT) to enhance Chinese learners’ critical thinking ability. Different from the studies on translation theories and the teaching of translation to English majors, the present study assumes that pedagogical translation is a rational activity which can effectively help learners understand the source language and target language precisely. The translation of four different word categories is discussed and analyzed by using examples. It is concluded that learners can improve their critical thinking ability and language competence through designed translation activities.


Critical thinking; Pedagogical translation; English language teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12939


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