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Exploiting the Potential of Project−Based Instruction Benefiting from Authentic Atmosphere, Authentic Materials and Interactive Multimedia: An Attempt to Improve Students 'English Proficiency'

Agustina, L., Handoyo, F. and Budiprayitno, B.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 23, Issue 1, March 2015

Keywords: Project-Based Instruction, Authentic, Atmosphere, Materials, Interactive Multimedia

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In this globalization era, especially in Indonesia, having the capabilities of English and technology is important for students to compete in the global employment market. The role of teaching strategy that is implemented adequately in the class would be really quite influential on the learning process. The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which a project-based instruction programme could improve students' oral communication skills. The project was wrapped in a package of business meetings that are equipped with real-life cases related to business that learners were going to face. At this stage, the situation was made a lot like natural situation, including the costumes and the seats arrangement, aided with various interactive multimedia. The study is an action research using a total of 192 students from the Accounting Department of the State Polytechnic of Malang, Indonesia as its subjects. The study covered a period of two semesters. Methods of data collection included interviews, questionnaire, direct observation, and a pretest. Results of the study showed a great improvement on the students' oral communication skills. It was assumed that the project-based instruction programme has been implemented successfully.

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