Cooperative Learning in College English Class in Chinese Context

  • Yaomei Du Beijing Institute of Technology,Beijing
Keywords: EFL classroom, cooperative learning, learners study motivation


Cooperative learning is a strategic system on teaching that emphasizes mutual interaction and promotes the development of students awareness of cooperation and cooperative skills on the basis of heterogeneous groups. When this teaching approach is applied to the EFL classroom, the traditional teaching mode can be transformed in student-centered environment so that students can study with each other under relaxing circumstances. Cooperative learning is more effective than traditional teaching approach in terms of improving students reading competence, and cooperative learning can enhance learners study motivation, foster their self-esteem and develop their interpersonal skills.