An Evaluation of Sub-Skills (Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation) in the Grade 9 English Textbook of Afghan Secondary Schools
Rahmatullah Katawazai1, Mustafa Haidari2, Sandaran SC3
1Rahmatullah Katawazai, Faculty of Education, Department of English, Kandahar University, 3801, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
2Mustafa Haidari, Faculty of Education, Department of English, Kandahar University, 3801, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
3Sandaran SC, Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on 02 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 1236-1241 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11760585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1176.0585C19
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Abstract: English language is a part of the school’s curriculum in all levels in Afghanistan as a foreign language. Despite it being including for decades, very little research has been done in regard to the quality and evaluation of the ELT English textbooks. The current study investigates and evaluates English Language Sub-skills of the secondary school textbook “Grade 9” to evaluate the effectiveness of the materials for the teaching and learning of the subskills. The Eclectic Checklist of Demir & Ertas (2014) has been selected for evaluating the selected English textbook. The findings indicate that the selected textbook lacks contextualized usage of vocabulary, systematic representation and sufficient explanations of grammatical structures, and appropriate usage of pronunciation activities. Furthermore, the findings indicate that the textbook needs improvements in developing and presenting the sub-skills of English language appropriately, particularly grammar and pronunciation. These findings will be helpful to policy makers and ELT textbooks developers of Afghanistan to represent the contextualized and appropriate usage of the English Language sub-skills in upcoming versions of ELT textbooks.
Keywords: ELT Textbook Evaluation, Grade 9 EFL Textbook, Afghanistan.
Scope of the Article: Performance Evaluation of Networks