The present book has been designed in two sections. The first section ?presents a brief overview on critical thinking (CT). In particular, we provide ?you with a concise but clear introduction to CT, rationale of its teaching, its ?role in education, its status in L2-related studies, some online discussions ?and its propositions. In the second section, several techniques and strategies ?for promoting critical thinking in language classes are proposed. The ?authors of the present book selected these techniques based on the existing ?literature and models of critical thinking, the authors' extensive studies and ?publications on critical thinking, as well as their practical experience in ?language classes. These techniques comprise: concept mapping, critical ?discourse analysis, argumentation, emotion regulation practices, and ?reflective journals. In five chapters, we first introduce these techniques in ?sequence, and then we present our recommended procedure on how to ?integrate each of these programs into language classes. These step-by-step ?and accessible procedures are hoped to equip language learners with ?essential skills required to think critically. ?