‘Evaluation of the “IELTS to Success” EAP course book’ by Neda Fekri

Abstract

Course books provide novice teachers with guidance in course and activity design; it assures a measure of structure, consistency, and logical progression in a class. In order to select an appropriate course book, course book evaluation should be implemented. The current study aimed at evaluating the “IELTS to Success” EAP course book based on Cunningsworth’s (1995) checklist. Items of aims, design and organization, language content, skills, topic, methodology, teacher’s book, and practical consideration have been evaluated. This course book was generally found to be appropriate based on the items mentioned above. Curriculum developers, syllabus designers, and EFL teachers may find the findings useful in their language teaching practice..

Index Terms: course book, English for academic purpose, IELTS, textbook evaluation.

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