Using Project-Based Learning To Improve The Students’ Speaking Skills: An Action Research Project At Dong Nai Technology University

Nguyen Van Duc, Dinh Cong Tinh


Nowadays, English becomes more and more important in almost aspects of life. English is a global language, so it is a compulsory subject at schools and universities. Communication is one of the most important skills in study, and work. Being a lecturer at a university, I recognize that we should help our students find the better way to improve their speaking skills and feel confident when talking or speaking in front of the class or the crowded or making a conversation with foreigners. After learning about some methods to help the students improve their speaking skills. We chose Project – based Learning to apply for our speaking classes in experiment. After doing this experiment, we found out two issues: (1) the students’ attitudes to using Project – based Learning in speaking classes; (2) the result of students in Speaking classes when applying Project – based Learning. I randomly chose a Class with class code 0070133 to carry out my action research project with the participants: 30 the first-year students a Dong Nai Technology University. We performed this study in 12 weeks and used questionnaires, pre- testing, post-testing and interviews for collecting data instruments. The research findings us that the students has positive attitudes to using Project – based learning in speaking classes and PBL was a good way to help students improve their speaking skills. With the result we got in the findings, both the lecturers and the students could find the own way for teaching and learning to achieve the best result in speaking skills in speaking classes.


Project – based Learning, pre-testing, post-testing, Dong Nai Technology University

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