Critical thinking often features in higher level language teaching materials but what is its place in lessons for beginner, elementary and pre-intermediate students? In this webinar, we’ll explore the role of higher level thinking in lower level classes and find out how – even with basic language aims – critical thinking can add motivation, develop student-independence, and improve learning outcomes.
John Hughes is a teacher, teacher trainer and course book author. He has worked in ELT since 1992 and managed departments of Business English and Teacher Training. He currently combines a variety roles including part-time teaching, running online training courses, and lecturing on ELT methodology at Oxford University in the summer. He has written many books with National Geographic Learning including Spotlight on First, Practical Grammar, Total Business 2, Success with BEC Vantage, Aspire, and the six-level general English course series called Life. He lives near Oxford and writes the blog www.elteachertrainer.com and is a contributor to the National Geographic Learning In Focus Blog.