Course Description

In this course, we will look at cooperative learning activities, both with and without a specific language learning aim, as well as how to adapt these activities to your own learners’ needs. If you need a general overview of what cooperative learning is, please see the introductory course in this series, called 'Getting Started with Cooperative Learning'.

In working through this course,  you will see how language learners can use these activities to work on specific language aims, as well as learning skills that help them to navigate their own learning. These skills include how to clarify meaning, make suggestions, generate and negotiate ideas with others, reflect on experiences, exercise their imaginations, learn to formulate questions, practice vocabulary, work on active listening, and develop problem-solving strategies and critical thinking.  

Course Author

Course Author Marjorie Rosenberg

Marjorie Rosenberg, originally from the USA, has been teaching general and business English in Austria since 1981 at university and in companies. She has written two books of photocopiable activities for business English: In Business (CUP, 2005) and Communicative Business English Activities (Express Publishing, 2018) as well as course books including English for Banking and Finance 2 (Pearson, 2012) and as a co-author of the multi-level series Business Partner (Pearson 2018-2020). Marjorie has also been an IATEFL BESIG member since 1995 and served as the Coordinator from 2009 – 2014 and as IATEFL President from 2015 – 2017. Marjorie is an active conference presenter and has given plenaries, workshops and talks around the globe.