A Retrospective Evaluation of College ELT Textbooks in China

Xiaofei Tang, Diyang Zheng

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages57-61
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventInternational Conference on Social Science and Education Reform (ICSSER 2018) - Xi'an China
    Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Social Science and Education Reform (ICSSER 2018)
    Period1/01/18 → …

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