Robert L. Davis (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon, Eugene.
Group Work is NOT Busy Work: Maximizing Success of Group Work in the L2 Classroom
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1997 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 265–279, May 1997
How to Cite
Davis, R. L. (1997), Group Work is NOT Busy Work: Maximizing Success of Group Work in the L2 Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 30: 265–279. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1997.tb02348.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Pair and group activities have become a staple in the L2 classroom, but in many cases instructors do not use the techniques appropriately or to maximum effectiveness. This proposal for training pre- and insewice teachers in the use of group work is based on the principles of action research: first it outlines some issues in the design and implementation of these activities and then includes suggestions for the postobsewation remodeling of activities within a task- and content-based framework for language instruction.