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Keywords:

  • cooperative learning;
  • culture;
  • group investigation;
  • group work;
  • teaching methods;
  • Relevant to all languages

Studies indicate that group work accompanied by the cooperative learning elements of Individual accountability and structured independence among group members enhances student achievement. This article illustrates the implementation of a specific type of cooperative learning project called group investigation. The project is based on Slavin's (1995) six-stage model of group investigation. It was implemented in a fourth-semester college-level French class and would be suitable for third- and fourth-year high school French classes. The model could be adapted for Spanish or other language classes.