Cooperative Learning in English Class of Chinese Junior High School


Cooperative learning has been widely used as a teaching method in English class around the world, which has attracted worldwide attention for its remarkable achievement. Since the introducing of cooperative learning theory to China in the late 1980s, thorough studies have been done by an increasing number of experts, scholars and front-line teachers of education. However, traditional English teaching which solely depends on teachers’ imparting and focuses on standard instead of difference still plays a great role in English class in China now. This study is about using cooperative learning method in English class of junior high school, which includes theory analysis and experiment. The research has the following findings: Compared with the traditional ways, the implementation of cooperative learning method can, in fact, improve students’ English academic achievement. Not only can it allow students to have more opportunities to learn actively and passionately, cooperate and communicate with others but also develop students’ ability to integrate what they have learnt to use in real situation during the learning procedure. At the same time, the author summarizes and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of cooperative learning and tries best to give suggestions for improvement, hoping that this can give some suggestions for the implementation of cooperative learning method in English class of junior high school.

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Wei, P. and Tang, Y. (2015) Cooperative Learning in English Class of Chinese Junior High School. Creative Education, 6, 397-404. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.63039.

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