مجلة الآداب و العلوم الإجتماعية
Volume 14, Numéro 24, Pages 28-48

An Evaluation Of The English Foreign Language Textbook “getting Through” Of The Algerian Second Year Secondary School: The Case Of Setif Secondary School Teachers

Authors : Ait Aissa Mouloud .

Abstract

The present study evaluates the English Foreign Language textbook “Getting Through” for the Algerian second year secondary school. It aims at exploring the quality of the textbook in relation to ten criteria. The data are collected through a questionnaire administered to60 EFL teachers. The findings revealed that the textbook lacked a number of important criteria such as: an informative layout, rich language, sufficient activities for the productive skills, rich and varied teaching methods, and the dominance of the modern teaching approaches over traditional approaches.This deficiency made it possible to suggest some recommendations to develop the theoretical principles and practical strategies that make it possible to put the new ideas into effects.

Keywords

Textbooks evaluation, teachers’ perspectives, criteria of evaluation, textbook quality, teachers’-learners’ interactions