Evaluation of EFL Materials Taught at Iranian Public High Schools
Keywords: EFL curriculum, materials evaluation
Isfahan University, Islamic Republic of Iran
Ali Jahangard is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics at Isfahan University, Islamic Republic of Iran. He has eight years experience in teaching English as a foreign language in language teaching centers in Iran.
This article evaluates four EFL textbooks which have been prescribed for use in the Iranian high schools by the Ministry of Education. The merits and demerits of the textbooks are discussed in detail with reference to 13 common criterial features extracted from different materials evaluation checklists. The paper then gives some suggestions as to how to alleviate some of the shortcomings encountered in the textbooks.