"Journal of Education Culture and Society" 2015_2


The investigation of effectiveness of individual and group forms of learning a foreign language in Kazakhstan


Saltanat Meiramova

International Cooperation and Multilingual Education Development Centre, S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University,

Pobeda Street 62, Astana, Kazakhstan

E-mail address: meiramovas@gmail.com


Akniet Zhanysbayeva

Faculty of Philology, L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University,

Munaitpassova Street 5, Astana, Kazakhstan

E-mail address: akniet.zhanysbayeva@mail.ru



It is known that the language classroom is the place where teachers and learners come together for interaction and students can learn English in natural settings. Group work is a teaching strategy at all levels of education and researchers have observed that group based assignments and discussions are a common feature of tertiary education. The effective use of group work in the language class can provide a valuable learning experience to students and give them the opportunity to practically experience the language exposure of the ideas presented and strengthen their learning.

In this regard, this paper attempts to identify the efficiency of individual and group work teaching strategy of the students to excel at foreign language learning. Then, the paper aims to define the effect of individual and group work of students’ value participation in academic communication. Finally, the paper tries to determine the most effective methods for working in a group and individually with the help of the data obtained with the help of a purpose-designed questionnaire to assess their preference for different teaching methods.


Key words:  Individual and group work, Kazakhstan, teaching strategy, learning technique


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20152.382.393     pdf full version