Margo Milleret (Ph.D., University of Texas) is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Cooperative Learning in the Portuguese-for-Spanish-Speakers Classroom
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1992 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 435–440, October 1992
How to Cite
Milleret, M. (1992), Cooperative Learning in the Portuguese-for-Spanish-Speakers Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 25: 435–440. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1992.tb01126.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Cooperative learning has a fifteen year history of research and application in primary and middle schools throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel. This paper briefly describes that history in terms of research conducted in primary education and in foreign- and second-language education. It also outlines the components that make up cooperative learning. The discussion then describes a specific application of some cooperative learning structures in a post-secondary foreign language classroom. The paper notes examples of successful structures as well as student reactions to the experiment and an assessment of the results.