A Concept Paper: The Effectiveness of Project Based Learning on Speaking Skill among Non-Native Mandarin Learners in Vocational College Malaysia
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences
Mandarin is an important global language after English due to the rapid grow of China's economic. To fulfill the current needs, Mandarin language has been offered as elective subject at vocational college aims to nurture non-native Mandarin learners to communicate in Mandarin. Speaking is the basic for communication. However, the learners not able to speak in Mandarin after learning Mandarin due to some aspect. Therefore, the researcher decided to conduct this study to improve the non-native
... e the non-native Mandarin learners speaking skill. This study will use Pre and Post Quasi-Experimental research design. The convenience sampling technique will be use and 41 non-native Mandarin learners will be involved in this study. The instrument that will be used is Project Based-Learning instruction adapted from Stoller Model (1997) and speaking pretest and posttest. The data will be analyzed using T-test by SPSS. The expected result for this study is the non-native Mandarin learner's speaking skill in experimental group will increase compare to controlled group and there is improvement of speaking skill after treatment. The implication of this study is it helps non-native Mandarin learners in improving speaking skill and this study also provide alternative teaching approach to the non-native Mandarin learners instead traditional teaching approach.