An evaluation of the 9th grade local and the international English coursebooks in terms of language skills and components


Saricoban A. , Can N.

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Türkiye, 9 - 12 Mayıs 2012, cilt.70, ss.997-1001 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.150
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.997-1001

Özet

The aim of this study is to evaluate 9th grade local and international English coursebooks used in Turkish high schools in terms of language skills and language components. This study is a replica of the study conducted by the same authors who have previously evaluated the same English coursebooks in terms of aims and methodology. In order to evaluate the specified coursebooks, a comprehensive checklist is designed in terms of language skills and components with reference to some available checklists. Using this checklist, teachers who are the prime users of the coursebooks are asked to evaluate them in terms of language skills and language components. The results are analysed quantitatively and the findings are discussed by considering teacher and student needs. Furthermore, a comparison is made between the local and the international coursebook evaluations and some recommendations are provided relying on the overall findings. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012