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Choosing Coursebooks
Jeremy Harmer
“How to Teach English”, Chapter 11.
Prof. Braun, Practice II, Fac. de Cs. Hs., UNLPam
Coursebook Assessment
 It is a judgement produced before using
a textbook.
 Coursebook evaluation:
 Judgement on how we...
Criteria for Assessment
 Always consider students’needs.
 We may use checklists:
 Price
 Availability
 Layout and des...
And more…
 Syllabus type, selection and grading.
 Language study activities.
 Language skill activities.
 Topics
 Cul...
Evaluation Measures
 Teacher record
 Teacher discussion
 Student response
Benefits of using Coursebooks
 Coherent syllabus.
 Authors are well-known methodologists.
 Satisfactory language contro...
Restrictions:
 They may impose contents and learning
styles.
 Units and lessons follow the same
format/ boring.
 They m...
OPTIONS
 DIY approach.
 Or USING A TEXTBOOK:
 We can use them critically and use the
 OMIT
 REPLACE strategies.
Using the Coursebook
 Teachers may change some activities:
 Add
 Rewrite
 Replace activities
 Re-order
 Reduce
 (*)...
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  1. 1. Choosing Coursebooks Jeremy Harmer “How to Teach English”, Chapter 11. Prof. Braun, Practice II, Fac. de Cs. Hs., UNLPam
  2. 2. Coursebook Assessment  It is a judgement produced before using a textbook.  Coursebook evaluation:  Judgement on how well a book has performed after having used it.
  3. 3. Criteria for Assessment  Always consider students’needs.  We may use checklists:  Price  Availability  Layout and design  Instructions  Methodology
  4. 4. And more…  Syllabus type, selection and grading.  Language study activities.  Language skill activities.  Topics  Cultural acceptability  Usability  Teacher’s guide
  5. 5. Evaluation Measures  Teacher record  Teacher discussion  Student response
  6. 6. Benefits of using Coursebooks  Coherent syllabus.  Authors are well-known methodologists.  Satisfactory language control.  Resource materials: CD-ROM, DVD, CDs.  Teacher’s guides with extra resources or activities.  Students view progress as they proceed through different units.
  7. 7. Restrictions:  They may impose contents and learning styles.  Units and lessons follow the same format/ boring.  They may be culturally inappropriate.
  8. 8. OPTIONS  DIY approach.  Or USING A TEXTBOOK:  We can use them critically and use the  OMIT  REPLACE strategies.
  9. 9. Using the Coursebook  Teachers may change some activities:  Add  Rewrite  Replace activities  Re-order  Reduce  (*) Practical on textbook assessment.
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