The Effect of "Bilingualism" on Iranian ELT Student's "Critical thinking ability" (CT)

Pegah Merrikhi
2011 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
This paper presents the results of a study of the effect of bilingualism on the critical thinking ability of two groups of Iranian university ELT, M.A students: one composed of Azeri-Turkish bilinguals and the other, of Persian monolinguals. The study attempted to ascertain whether bilinguals would do better than monolinguals on a critical thinking questionnaire and whether males and females would perform differently. Subjects were given the CT questionnaire to answer. The results were then
more » ... sults were then analyzed, and it was concluded that while there was no statistically significant difference between males and females, bilinguals definitely outperformed monolinguals on the CT questionnaire. Given these results, bilingual education programs beginning in early elementary school were recommended for Iran.
doi:10.4304/tpls.1.10.1424-1431 fatcat:l2mlxpcgenec7d3tt6xf3h3vxi