Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014, Page: 61-65
ESP Book Evaluation: The Case of Management Course Book
Maryam Azarnoosh, Department of English, College of Humanities, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran
Maryam Ganji, Department of English, College of Humanities, Semnan Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran
Received: Jun. 17, 2014;       Accepted: Jul. 7, 2014;       Published: Jul. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140204.11      View  2436      Downloads  337
Abstract
Textbooks are believed to be an essential component of the classrooms. Teachers usually spend a lot of class time on using textbooks and choosing an appropriate one. Therefore, textbook evaluation is important to improve and increase their fitness to the needs and goals. Specifically, in courses of English for specific purposes (ESP), textbooks play an important role on students’ future in continuing their field of study and using their English skills in workplaces. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of the English for students of management coursebook. For this purpose, Miekley’s (2005) checklist was used to evaluate the book considering five major aspects. Qualitative descriptive analyses were used to evaluate the current textbook based on the guidelines and framework presented in the available checklist. The results indicated that the textbook can be appropriate for management students but should be modified in some cases to fulfill the course goals and encourage students to use what they learn in their future workplace.
Keywords
ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Textbook Evaluation, EFL (English for Foreign Language Learners), Management
To cite this article
Maryam Azarnoosh, Maryam Ganji, ESP Book Evaluation: The Case of Management Course Book, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 61-65. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140204.11
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