Collaborative Learning Increases Classroom Interaction And Integrating Skills
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 2255-2268
AbstractTeaching English as foreign language in India has its unique challenges owing to the linguistic, regional and cultural diversity. It is even more challenging in case of adults as they already have ego, shy are fluent in often more than one language. So they don’t realize the need of learning English. This paper deals with how ESL teachers improve student’s ability to use English Language skills, to increase classroom interaction among students and provide opportunities for them and it gives scope for practice to learn English language in authentic way due to collaborative learning. This article discuss about what does collaboration mean, how important collaborative activities for students like types of collaborative activities, issues related to setup, grouping, modeling and closure. It also talks about identifying an online source for Collaborative activities, mentoring, planning, challenges faced by teachers and students. The main objective of the research is to improve these learners’ willingness to communicate in English. This paper talks about various activities using Collaborative Learning Approach. By implementing Collaborative learning, students feel motivated, comforted and supported by the peers, which removes the speakers’ hesitation and fear of being mocked at by their classmates. This peer learning builds confidence and gives multiple opportunities to students to practice and to learn English language and thereafter enhance student fluency in English.
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