Evaluating 7th Grade English Textbook Based on Ellis Evaluation Frameworka

Negin Abhar


This study tries to investigate the pedagogical value of 7th grade English textbook taught in Iranian secondary schools based on Ellis (1997) evaluation framework. To reach this aim a micro-evaluation was done to examine all the involved tasks in 8 lessons of this textbook to examine whether the designed and presented tasks are compatible with their intentional purposes or not.

The analysis indicated many differences between what the tasks are focusing and what they should focus primarily on. Most of the tasks lack providing adequate opportunity of product and process outcome. The analysis also indicates some problems in integrating the tasks together.

The findings of this study provide good insight for language learners, teachers and material developers.


Textbook evaluation; Text analysis; Task type; Language learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9849


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