This article discusses the use of cooperative learning, an instructional strategy that utilizes group work to structure classroom interaction, to facilitate alternative assessment in the second or foreign language classroom. It highlights the importance of cooperative learning in assessment because assessment includes both linguistic and non-linguistic objectives, and meeting these objectives requires continuous and performance-based assessment. The article offers seven examples of cooperative assessments and shows how they can be used.
Adult Education / Continuing Studies
Tertiary / Higher Education
TESOL (Teaching English for speakers of other languages)
Learning Resource Type
Teaching and Learning Strategies
CC 0 / public domain