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Cooperative Learning Activities Adapted for ESL

by Victoria Engelhardt | 20 Apr 2018
Resource Description: Teaching EFL can be challenging when student engagement is lacking due to high teacher talk, scripted curriculum, or lack of interest. Fortunately, cooperative learning structures give students the engagement they desire while making the classroom student-centered and exciting. 
Audience: Teacher Training
Audience Language Proficiency: Beginner
Teaching Tip: In the attached PDF, you’ll find a list of my favorite structures adapted for the EFL classroom from Dr. Spencer Kagan’s seminal book, “Kagan Cooperative Learning.” All the structures presented can be adapted for teaching primary, secondary, or adult learners. 
References: Kagan, S., & Kagan, M. (2015). Kagan Cooperative Learning: Dr. Spencer Kagan and Miguel Kagan. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing.
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TESOL Interest Section: English as a Foreign Language