A Retrospective Evaluation of College ELT Textbooks in China
Xiaofei Tang, Diyang Zheng
Available Online October 2018.
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- Retrospective evaluation; Textbook evaluation; College English; L2 teaching; ELT
- The role of teaching materials is crucial to English learning in foreign language settings such as Mainland China. Since the number of textbooks published on the market is huge and the qualities are heterogeneous, it is necessary to know how to select a textbook suitable for students to meet the pedagogical requirements. Motivated by McDonough & Shaw’s (2003) two-procedure evaluation model, this study aims to conduct a retrospective evaluation of two English textbooks that have been widely used among the universities in China—Contemporary College English and A New English Course. The evaluation seeks to measure the actual effects of these textbooks on users through questionnaires and interviews. The results reveal that these textbooks remain problems such as the length of passages and the number of translation exercises.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaofei Tang AU - Diyang Zheng PY - 2018/10 DA - 2018/10 TI - A Retrospective Evaluation of College ELT Textbooks in China BT - Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Social Science and Education Reform (ICSSER 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 57 EP - 61 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsser-18.2018.13 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsser-18.2018.13 ID - Tang2018/10 ER -