On the Cultivation of Learners’ Competence of Critical Thinking in College English Teaching



Cultivation of learners’ critical thinking competence in college English teaching meets the needs of quality education for the high-quality talents for our society. The development of critical thinking skills is of great importance for learners to become more autonomous, independent, critical, and reflective individuals. This paper focuses on the significance and strategies of the cultivation of learners’ critical thinking competence. It first analyzes the present situation of college English teaching, then it points out the delightful changes which have been made in the process of college English teaching reform and analyze that these changes bring about good opportunities to foster learners’ critical thinking skills. Next, it elaborates on the significance of the integration of the cultivation of critical thinking ability into college English teaching and summarizes that the cultivation of critical thinking competence can promote learners’ language proficiency, language learning efficiency and broaden their horizons. Finally, this paper provides several constructive suggestions on how to foster learners’ critical thinking competence in practical teaching process. 


Critical thinking competence; College English teaching; Cultivation; Autonomous learning; Learning efficiency

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