Using Miekley’s Checklist in Evaluation of an EFL Saudi Textbook Supervisor Using Miekley’s Checklist in Evaluation of an EFL Saudi Textbook
Textbook evaluation serves as a significant tool in teachers’ disposal as a means to curb the uncertainty in opting for the right material before commencing their teaching career. This paper aims at evaluating an English language textbook by the name “Traveller 2” used in Saudi Arabia for first year intermediate grade. The evaluation of this book is of great significance as it reaches a very large audience of Saudi Arabia’s students. The methodology used involves the use of a Checklist designed and prepared by Joshua Miekley (2005).
Discussion of Evaluative Questions
The book has that modules that are organised logically and topically. It has a total of 8 modules namely: Youth Culture, What an experience! , Going places, Nowadays, Help, Time out, Good job and diversity.
The selections seem authentic and relevant for the students learning the English language. The modules take the students through the daily activities they usually engage in including how we communicate with others and even the type of foods they eat like what is described in page 22. Consequently, making the book highly interactive and stimulates the reader to think critically. The book has explored multiple sentence structures including questions and statements.
B. Vocabulary and grammar
This book provides a lot of reference to grammatical rules and regulations and great order in the manner of their presentation. This is clearly seen in some of the exercises they provide like the one in page 14 where they talk of adjectives describing personality. The book has also dedicated sections of vocabulary and grammar in all of its modules. It even goes further to introduce some vocubaries used in the activities that students have already engaged in such as those described about travelling in page 35. The topics under the different modules are interrelated thustheir
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