Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol 2, No 8 (2012), 1678-1683, Aug 2012

A Study on CLL Method in Reading Course

Yan Zhang


This paper, by comparing the effects of cooperative language learning (CLL) with that of individual-oriented traditional teaching method, seeks to explore the effective use and possible problems of cooperative language learning in college foreign language teaching. The academic achievement, retention of academic content and attitudes towards the teaching methods are used as criteria to determine the effectiveness of the two methods in classroom.


cooperative language learning; foreign language teaching; college stage



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