Role Play as an Approach in Business English Course: Problem- Based Learning (PBL) Implementation


  • Desi Ratna Sari Politeknik Negeri Batam
  • Tian Havwini Politeknik Negeri Batam


Role play, speaking competence, problem-based learning


This study aims to examine the outcome of role play as an approach in developing the communicative competence of student in Politeknik Negeri Batam. Moreover, the focus of this study was on how the student’s willingness, English competence and language improvement. The information was gathered through online survey. Guide questions were prepared and validated; The respondents are student who take Business to Business Sales course. PBL one of learning strategy where teaching is driven by a problem or project. The problem could be a challenge or a description of a difficulty, analyze the case, or find the solution for a certain topic. The result of this research shows that the students have an enthusiasm in learning English by using this strategy, the student’s English competence also improved and students also have willingness and ability to improvise during their role play performance.