Choosing coursebooks

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Choosing coursebooks

  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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