LANGUAGE IN INDIA Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow Evaluation of English Textbooks of Class XI and Class XII in Assam

M Thirumalai, B Mallikarjun, Sam, B A Sharada, A R Fatihi, Lakhan, Marie Jennifer, S M Bayer, G Ravichandran, L Baskaran, Ramamoorthy, Nilanjana Syam (+2 others)
2012 unpublished
======================================================= Language teaching aims at helping learners to master the four skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing. To develop these skills, language textbook is an indispensable tool. So, the English language textbook should be produced in such a way that it meets the curriculum goals even as the textbook has all the characteristics and qualities that are expected from any well-designed textbook. If the textbook used by the classroom
more » ... d by the classroom teacher fails to pass the commonly agreed upon standard and norms for a textbook, it will hamper the development of English language among the learners. English textbook should be one fulfilling all the criteria of a standard textbook. Otherwise it will fail to realize the aims and objectives of teaching English. This article presents the results of research pursued by the author to evaluate the existing English textbooks at the higher secondary level (Classes XI and XII). OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY The present study aims at evaluating the existing English textbook used in the Higher Secondary level in government schools in Assam. The study attempts: