A Pedagogical Framework for Teaching Chinese College English Learners’ Argumentative Writing via Infusion of Critical Thinking

Chunxia Lu, Rosukhon Swatevacharkul

Abstract


To compose an argumentative writing essay for a Chinese college student is a challenging activity as argumentative writing requires the high-order skills such as analysis, evaluation, reasoning. These skills are also termed as critical thinking skills. Thus this paper proposed to teach Chinese college English learners to compose an argumentative essay through the approach of infusing critical thinking skills into argumentative essay writing classes. It also put forward a pedagogical framework to facilitate Chinese college argumentative writing teachers to develop students’ argumentative writing ability.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v11n1p1

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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