Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

Exploring the Effectiveness of Project-Based Learning on Speaking Test Performance

Authors
Heli Huang1, *, , Chang Sun2,
1School of Foreign Language, Wuhan Huaxia University of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province,430223, China
2School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 1466, Australia

Those authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: 1864100054@e.gzhu.edu.cn
Corresponding Author
Heli Huang
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.403How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Project-Based Learning; IELTS; Fluency; Vocabulary; Grammar; Pronunciation
Abstract

Project-Based Learning (PBL) has been widely used in language academic research. This paper reviews previous research on implementing PBL in speaking lessons with various communicative tasks, including online and offline activities. The main aim is to explore the effectiveness of the PBL teaching approach in enhancing students’ oral fluency, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, which is from the perspective of band descriptors in IELTS speaking - an international English proficiency test. The result indicates that the four aspects in speaking band descriptors: fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, together with pronunciation, have all been improved through the project learning process, though the impact on fluency and lexical resource is more significant than that in grammar and pronunciation. In addition, students tend to have a more positive attitude in learning, and also play a more active role in a speaking activity.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.403How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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