THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING APPROACH IN VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT OF INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
The study aims to investigate the effectiveness of cooperative learning approach in the vocabulary development of intermediate students. Vocabulary provides a sound grip to an individual in building up their confidence. While getting admission in any discipline in Pakistan, one-third of the admission tests focus on English language proficiency and majority of the students are unable to understand the language of the tests owing to insufficient vocabulary knowledge and the failure to perform well has been frequently attributed to teacher-centered pedagogies and traditional classrooms (Mahmood & Ahmad, 2010). The study uses quantitative research design. The sample of eighty students studying at intermediate level in a local government college was selected using the purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using pre-test and post-test. The results of the research reveal that the cooperative learning approach is super useful in word bank development as the students performed better in Collaborative Learning Environment.The study recommends that the teacher trainings for the intermediate level be improved in such a way that they incorporate the effectiveness of cooperative learning approach, thus assessing the needs and requirements of a particular class of the intermediate students to provide them with an effective learning experience.