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Evaluation of SPINE Textbooks for Teaching English in Sudanese Secondary Schools

Evaluation of SPINE Textbooks for Teaching English in Sudanese Secondary Schools

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Title: Evaluation of SPINE Textbooks for Teaching English in Sudanese Secondary Schools
Author: Inaam Tagelsir Ali, Elsheikh
Abstract: The thesis is concerned with the Evaluation of SPINE Textbooks for Teaching English in Sudanese Secondary Schools. The researcher applied descriptive methodology to realize the study objectives. Questionnaires and interviews were used as tools for the data collection. Questionnaires were directed to the teachers of the model secondary schools in Khartoum state. Interviews were made with the experts and supervisors of the English language in Khartoum state. After analyzing the data statistically the researcher concluded the following results: 1- Although there is sufficient variation of material in the content of SPINE textbooks of the secondary level most of the content is not interesting, not up-to-date and does not suit the students' age. 2- The emphasis on the books of the secondary level is on reading and writing. 3- Listening and speaking are the least practiced skills in the books. 4- The vocabulary of SPINE books for the secondary level is not graded, not recycled in subsequent lessons and not suitable for the students of this level. 5- The syllabus is National. It reflects the Sudanese culture with a very little emphasis on the Western culture. 6- A syllabus alone can not be a reason for a low standard in English. Other factors are the time allotted to English and the teacher's competency and level of training. A good teacher can compensate for any shortcomings in his/her material. 7- Teachers are unable to do their own efforts because the time allotted to English is not sufficient. 8- The books do not provide a useful table of contents, glossary and index. Recommendations of the study: There should be an appropriate balance of the four language skills in the ELT Textbook. The vocabulary should be a vocabulary of common use in English. It should be graded from simple to more complex and should be recycled. The content should be appropriate to the cognitive standard and affective domain of the students. Time allotted to English should be increased so as to allow for the teachers to compensate for any deficiency. The books should include sufficient exercises and activities which give the students opportunity to practice the language.
Description: 173 page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/12130
Date: 2015-06-14


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