Project Title Spin & Stack: A Multi-game Play Speaking Game to Reduce Language Anxiety
Project Category Design
Abstract Language anxiety is one of the major elements that often affect students’ performance and acquisition of English language. It occurs more frequent in output-based activities such as speaking (Chiu et al., 2010; Atas, 2015). Students easily become apprehensive when asked to give oral presentations or performing in front of other students, leading to an increased level of anxiety. As a result, they are reluctant to speak and choose to remain silent for fear of creating mistakes and get corrected in front of others (Yalcin & Incecay, 2014). Hence, in order to eliminate anxiety, the Spin & Stack game is introduced. The purpose of the game is twofold; it is entertaining and educational. The game pack consists of a 54-blocks tower, a spinning wheel and coloured stars. To begin, players will first spin the wheel to determine a colour. Once the colour is determined, player has to move the same coloured block from the tower. After slowly pulling out the block, player needs to complete a speaking task imprinted on the block and finally, stack the block crosswise on top of the tower. To add competition, the number stated on the sides of the block indicates the level of speaking task (1 – leisure topic; 2 – creative topic; 3 – educational topic) and also the amount of stars to collect upon completion of each task. The process is then repeated with other players until the tower topples down. Player with the most stars is declared the winner. The novelty of this game lies in its multi-game play feature as it can be played in various ways in order to motivate and enhance players’ interest. It can also be played without the spinning wheel for a less challenging experience and may involve two to four players from different levels of proficiency.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2017-12-11


Staff Status
Jacqueline Susan anak Rijeng Leader
Imelia Laura ak Daneil Member
Tang Howe Eng, Dr. Member
Siti Faridah binti Kamaruddin Member
Sitti Hawa Sheikh Mohammad Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design (IID) and Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design (SIIDEx) Pre-Selection 2017 2017-08-10 Campus Participation Dewan Sri Balau, UiTM Kampus Mukah