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The Heritage Project: Speaking Skills and Project-based Learning for International Students
Most international students would agree that speaking is the most anxiety provoking of all the four language skills (Macintyre & Gardner, 1991; Kessler, 2010). Some factors include students’ awareness of their limited language proficiency and limited opportunities to practice speaking (Pong, 2010). Research in the teaching and learning of speaking skills has shown how project-based learning can help international students to enhance their speaking skills by participating in real-life contexts (Poonpon, 2017). In order to create a meaningful opportunity for students to practice this skill in our context, we created the ‘history project’, a poster competition to enhance international students’ speaking skills by using a problem-based learning approach. The presenters will explain the context and reflect on the implications of organising this type of project and share their experience and resources to enhance international students’ speaking skills.