Collaborative English Language Learning in Primary School: a Sequential Explanatory Study in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
This study was aimed to investigate whether implementing the Cooperative Learning approach increase the target language use, improve communication skills, build confidence and stimulate individualized learning in primary school classes. To obtain the research aim and questions, a sequential explanatory mixed method was designed between two groups of primary sixth-grade students in Private Ronaki Hawler, where the medium of instruction was English. An experimental and control group classes were taught by the same teacher and at the end of the study, an interview was conducted with the volunteer students in terms of understanding their development in English Level. The results of the study showed that the experimental group who were taught with the cooperative learning strategies performed a significant success in their examinations. Students’ ideas and understanding of working with the other students also supported the results of the quantitative data results.
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