A Breath of Fresh Air into Iranian English Textbooks Evaluation of English Textbook “Vision2” for Iranian High School Students from Teachers’ Perspectives
The Purpose of this study was to investigate the appropriateness of newly developed Iranian high school English textbook “Vision2” from teachers’ points of view. 25 male and female high school English teachers were randomly selected from Hormozgan province, Iran to participate in the study. The evaluation of textbook was conducted quantitatively through a 3-points Likert scale checklist which was proposed by Dr. Montasser Mohamed AbdelWahab (2013). The data was subjected to analysis through descriptive statistics. Findings indicated that although the book has some strong sides, teachers pointed to major weaknesses in textbook in terms of lack of glossary list, shortage of time to cover the stated objectives and a need to recycling the newly learned vocabularies in subsequent lessons. In the light of these findings, the researcher reported some recommendations to address the slight drawbacks of the English language textbook for 11th grade. The findings of the study would be useful for teachers and material developers.
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