Welcome to the Thinking Approach project website!
In this section, you can find out more about the purpose of this site, aims of our project and also the Thinking Approach as a method for language teaching and learning.
This website is primarily aimed at
teachers of English as a second and foreign language. The main part of
the website is a database of materials for teaching English developed
in the framework of the Thinking Approach project. All materials can be
freely downloaded and used in the classroom.
Thinking Approach (TA) to language teaching aims at an integrated
development of both language and thinking skills of learners. The TA
project is concerned with the development of educational technologies
necessary for this kind of teaching and mechanisms of implementing
these technologies with various groups of learners.
Traditionally, language teachers were
responsible for teaching languages. Despite numerous differences
currently used approaches have, there is one thing in common - all of
them aim at the development of language skills of students.
Unfortunately, this is no longer enough. The modern language teacher is
responsible not only for the language competence of his or her
students, but also their preparation for the future life. As well as
teachers of other subjects, the language teacher is supposed to help
students acquire skills necessary to live in the world we still know
very little about.