A Guide to Group Learning and How it Can Benefit You And Your Organization

Updated: 01/08/2022

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Introduction: What is Group Learning?

Group learning is a form of collaborative learning in which students study in small groups, combining a range of individual, pair and group work, to learn new skills and abilities.

This form of collaborative learning has been shown to be more effective than traditional methods like lectures and self-directed study. Collaborative learning provides students with the opportunity to discuss ideas, share experiences, and develop social skills in English.

This type of teaching method also allows for more dynamic and engaging material and activities. English teachers are able to create exercises that require interaction which makes learning stimulating and a lot more effective.
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How Group Learning Can Benefit You And Your Team?

Group learning is a process where students, educators, and other interested parties come together and learn from one another. It can be as informal as an English conversation or as learning specific pronounciation techniques and grammar rules. The benefits of group learning are vast.

According to studies at Washington University, "Students engaged in group work, or cooperative learning, show increased individual achievement compared to students working alone."

Learning English in a group can be beneficial for both the individual student and the team in which they work. For the learner, it is an opportunity to interact with others who have different perspectives and experiences that they might not have had access to if they were working alone or in isolation. For the team, it provides an opportunity for collaboration and problem-solving that might not have been possible otherwise.

If you work in a company, teamwork and communication with (potential) clients is an essential skill to enhance, by doing this in a second language, is a huge extra advantage. 

"Students engaged in group work, or cooperative learning, show increased individual achievement compared to students working alone."

What are the Best Tools for Group Learning?

Group learning is a great an effective and fun way to learn new language. You can learn from others, share your knowledge and keep yourself and others motivated when it gets tough.

There are many tools that can be used for group learning and we often use a range of them during Convo courses. Some of them are:

- TeamLab
- Google Docs
- Slack
- Microsoft OneNote / PowerPoint
- Quip
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Conclusion: The Benefits of Group Learning and How It Can Help Your Organization

The benefits of learning English in a group are extensive and often go beyond what is taught in the classroom. Students often create friendships and spend time practising outside the classroom, either in a private circle online or even face to face. 

Group learning can help your organization by increasing collaboration, productivity, engagement, and retention.

Join A Group With Convo

It’s easy to join a Convo group. There are 2 main options to choose from. 

1) Annual or semi-intensive course.

These courses are for dedicated students who wish to learn quickly, efficiently and certify their level with an exam in the summer: 

                                     Annual Course: 50 hours in 25 weeks, Sept 22 - June 23
             
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2) Monthly Courses

New groups start at the beginning of every month to offer Convo students maximum flexibility. 
Groups are small, usually 2-5 students and classes are twice a week.

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