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A Review of Cooperative Language Learning Approach

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DOI: 10.23977/curtm.2021.040605 | Downloads: 19 | Views: 387


Ling Cheng 1


1 Guilin University of Technology

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Ling Cheng


One of the focuses of the new curriculum reform in China is to promote the change of students' learning styles. It requires students to explore independently and cooperate in learning. Cooperative learning, also known as "group learning" or "team learning", is a learning method in which students work together to achieve learning goals. Cooperative Learning will change the previous teacher-student relationship, update the teaching model, and cultivate students’ cooperative spirit. Based on the Cooperative Language Learning (CLL) method theory background, language theory, learning theory, teaching objectives, teaching syllabus, learning mode, teaching activities, learners’ roles and teachers’ role, the role of teaching materials, teaching procedures, and academic attitude towards it, through the general statement of this teaching method, this paper is aiming at introducing the method of Collaborate Foreign Language theory and showing a reference to foreign language teaching staff.


Cooperative Language Learning, foreign language teaching, language learning theory


Ling Cheng. A Review of Cooperative Language Learning Approach. Curriculum and Teaching Methodology (2021) Vol. 4: 30-37. DOI:


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