Critical Writing and Intertextuality in the EFL Classroom

Zohra Merabti & Dr. Halima Benzoukh,

Kasdi Merbah University Ouargla, Algeria

The present paper attempts to cast light on a number of perspectives about critical writing which is an important skill in EFL contexts. It tackles its nature that is based mainly on writing arguments. The latter represent the core of this kind of writing. Also, it explains its main underpinnings, namely critical reading and thinking. The two skills are considered as a necessity in writing classes. Moreover, the current research work tends to make a connection between intertextuality as an approach of texts production and critical writing. In this sense, it investigates the relation between the two concepts in the EFL classroom. The paper concludes that intertextuality is a significant approach that helps EFL learners in building a schematic knowledge. The latter can enhance both their critical reading and writing and aid them in perceiving other texts and produce their own discourse.

The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 2-3 February 2021, Iran-Ahwaz.