Textbook Evaluation: A Reflection on Total English (Intermediate)

Ismail Moazam, Hojat Jodai
2014 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Textbook evaluation plays a very important role in any language teaching or learning program. The present study set out to evaluate "Total English" for intermediate level students based on a checklist adopted from Litz (2005). The researchers weighed the textbook against thirty-five criterial features in the checklist. Furthermore, for the purpose of data triangulation, a five-point-Likert-scale questionnaire including thirty five items was administered to 20 Iranian male and female EFL
more » ... of varying teaching experiences and university degrees. The checklist included items for external, as well as internal evaluation, then; descriptive statistics was used to interpret the data. The results of the researchers' scrutiny, as well as the descriptive statistics of the questionnaire, indicated that the textbook enjoys good advantages such as a reasonable price, clear layout and effective organization. The results of the study are discussed in details.
doi:10.4304/tpls.4.11.2402-2409 fatcat:sm5sx7crsramxogf3guijmldqa