We have to develop an attitude about this, and it should be part of our ideology: our belief that clear teaching of critical thinking should be incorporated into every class from the beginning. When we design courses to develop and promote critical thinking, students learn more than just new language skills. Assignments like these help prepare students with emotional competencies for critical thinking. Finally, assignments that develop both cognitive and affective critical thinking skills should consider students’ goals, especially if they plan to study or work abroad. When we develop critical thinking in these three areas, we are teaching the language learner as a whole. Thoughtful and purposeful critical thinking instruction should be part of our pedagogical toolkit. These are critical thinking skills related to the content we are learning or to language proficiency. You can also watch Christina’s webinar on the same topic, Building Success Beyond the Classroom: An Introduction to Critical Thinking. In our English classes, we need to strengthen our students’ ability to develop and become aware of their own thinking patterns. They define critical thinking as “a person’s ability to take responsibility for their own thinking and develop appropriate criteria and standards for analyzing their own thinking.” In this article, “they” explain what critical thinking is and why it is important for their students. Acquiring the skills of critical thinking, systems navigation, and integration in these settings is critical to the student’s education as a whole. Critical thinking involves the development of three different domains: linguistic, academic, and cultural. The latter three levels entail a high degree of critical thinking. And all of these skills demonstrate critical thinking. For ELT teachers, this means taking a holistic approach to critical thinking.