A Review on Approaches of Evaluating Tertiary Textbooks


Nguyen Van Dat
The Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry (HUFI)


An important part of the training process is textbook evaluation, which lets students determine whether or not the curriculum satisfies their goals while also helping teachers enhance their professional capacities. The textbook is still the most common type of material utilized in today's foreign language classrooms. It serves as the core of a training program and provides learners with the essential input they require through a wide range of different activities. This article clarified the textbook, coursebook, and materials' roles in ELT classrooms. This article also reviewed three main approaches to coursebook evaluation: Tomlinson’s approach (2003), Littlejohn’s approach (1998 & 2011), and McGrath’s approach (2002). The author also summarized the main criteria for textbook evaluation. The design of future textbooks at tertiary levels is discussed, along with some of the potential directions that could be taken.

June 19, 2022
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