Comparison of speaking activities in Turkish and English language teaching coursebooks regarding self-assesment grid of CEFR

Gülden Tüm, Gülşah Emre-Parmaksız

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Abstract

Since most class activities revolve around the utilization of textbook, selecting an appropriate basis for teaching is one of the most important decisions a teacher is liable to make in shaping the content and nature of teaching and learning. While the quality of textbooks has improved dramatically in recent years, the process of selecting an appropriate textbook has not become any easier for most teachers and administrators. The past decade has also seen considerable changes in the use of English that present new challenges for ELT as well. Since speaking fluently and accurately has become the most expected result in language learning, speaking sections of the course books have been basis for course book selection. Since a criterion is needed to evaluate course books, the Common European Framework provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. across Europe (CoE, 2001). It also describes in a comprehensive way what language learners have to learn to do in order to use a language for communication and what knowledge and skills they have to develop so as to be able to act effectively. In this study, two course books, Yeni Hitit 1 and Success in TFL and EFL context respectively have been evaluated in the way it handles and practices speaking skill across self-assessment of CEFR. It is found that these books give priority to different issues.

 

 


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Common European Framework, EFL, TFL, Yeni Hitit 1, Success, course books, speaking skills

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