TURBAT -- The unavailability of coursebooks
is a major issue in Turbat, the second biggest city of Balochistan.
Now English coursebooks
include an increasing number of recordings with a wide range of aims and activities.
this paper discusses, from a critical user perspective, shortcomings in global coursebooks
. In line with Tomlinson, who distinguishes between local (specific to the context) and universal criteria for textbook evaluation (2013), it proposes both an "evaluation" and an "analysis", defined as "a more theoretical and principled approach to the examination of language teaching materials [...] concerned with identifying general trends using different theories as the framework of investigation" (Weninger & Kiss, 2014: 3), what Littlejohn summarizes as addressing textbooks "as they are" (2011: 181).
In the same vein, consider the project of "crowdsourced coursebooks
," designed by two Oklahoma professors.
The chapter which refers to the teaching of grammatical competence ("Ensenar la competencia grammatical"), by Gomez del Estal Villarino, reports on the analysis of fourteen current Spanish as a Foreign Language coursebooks
. His argument consists in strengthening grammatical awareness without sacrificing the communicative approach and this constitutes the key strength of the study, through a concise review of the state and appropriateness of grammar teaching in recent decades.
This fact is reflected in many foreign language coursebooks
, which are characterized by the lack of a funded and systematic introduction and distribution of vocabulary (Alcaraz-Marmol, 2010, 2011).
As for the data gathered from the coursebooks
, one randomly selected text from each of the 8 themes in the 5th Grade Turkish Coursebook
(Ministry of Education Publications), and one randomly selected text from each of the 6 themes in the 8th Grade Turkish Coursebook
(Ministry of Education Publications) were compiled.
When working with coursebooks
, teachers may add follow-up activities through which they can participate fully along with their students.
Jimenez Catalan (1997: 37) studies the presence of issues such as AIDS, racism, the destruction of nature, war and liberty in twelve ESO coursebooks
from five different publishing houses.
The material for the analysis is the corpus of 50 idioms used in the traditional media taken on the basis of random sampling from special and general dictionaries, coursebooks
, electronic sources and texts related to the traditional media, TV programmes (talk shows, news broadcasts, etc.), radio shows, newspapers and magazines.
Used in conjunction with the embedded tools available in the Oxford Educate platform, the interactive resources organized around the digitized coursebooks
with page-by-page linkages, will enable teachers to enrich, supplement, and transform teaching -learning in the classroom.
She evaluates nine coursebooks
used at German secondary schools in grade six, focusing specifically on methodological options employed for teaching the simple past and the present perfect.