• Daniela Koteková Czech University of Life Sciences Prague


Thinking skill, cognition, comprehend the language, provoke thinking, lateral thinking, individual approach, framework, pre-listening activity, broadening knowledge, observation, description, finding connections


The method of teaching with help of four elementary skills - reading, speaking, writing and listening is definitely inconceivable to teaching any foreign language. But automatic answers following the exercise and students passive memorising does not make speaking language and its learning very natural. This has forced me to find and create the way how to make learners think and realise the point and meaning of learning itself. My paper is about special skill I have tried to apply –thinking skill. I have chosen it to complement other four which teacher normally uses when teaching foreign language (reading, speaking, listening skills). At the same time I put thinking skill into a role to support and enhance learning process. To find and use some methods how to make students think, make their own opinion and also teach them to apply their own experience to learning process was the main goal of this survey. The methods I have applied were provoking students to think before they learn.


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Koteková, D. (2010) ’THINKING SKILL - THE MAIN LEARNING TOOL’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1–13 Retrieved from



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