Title: Developing English Speaking Skills of Engineering Students through Project-Based Learning in Uzbekistan
Stream: Higher Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Poster Presentation
Gulbakhor Mamadiyeva, New Uzbekistan University, Uzbekistan
Traditionally, engineers are known as problem solvers as they deal with various kinds of issues and suggest possible solutions. One of the vital aspects is to enhance their problem-solving skills from the first year of their studies at the university and, at the same time, improve their English language skills. Project-based learning is a method that allows students to work in teams and come up with novel ideas and modern solutions to a particular problem. This paper will discuss the efficiency of project-based learning in improving speaking skills in English as well as developing the soft skills of engineering students in Uzbekistan. The freshman students of New Uzbekistan University are provided the chance to present their startup projects to solve the problems they discover in the country. Teams worked together to identify a problem, search for possible solutions, and present their ideas. The process required a month to prepare for the project. This task was assigned to students who were willing to participate in this project. After the presentation, a post-survey was conducted to find out the results of the project-based learning. The participants stated that they improved their English speaking as well as reading skills in the process of preparing the projects. In addition to this, students claimed to have developed their public speaking, teamwork, and communication skills during the project.
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