English for Specific Purpose Textbook in EFL Milieu: An Instructor’s Perspective Evaluation

Hussein Ali Habtoor

Abstract


This paper reports a study carried out to evaluate First Class: English for Tourism, as an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) textbook taught to the sophomore students of Tourism and Archaeology at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The data were gathered from the questionnaire results of twenty teachers who took part in this evaluation. The study tried to draw out the opinions of the teachers on the textbook regarding its components, its practicality, its activities, the language type, the subject, the content, and the four basic language skills incorporated in the book, the sub-skills of grammar and vocabulary, and how they are offered. It also investigated the appropriateness of the book regarding the learners’ level and their needs. The results revealed that there was a consensus among the teachers on the suitability of the textbook. The results also revealed that the textbook corresponds to the teachers’ expectations and meet the needs of the students in the Saudi Arabian context.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i3.1732

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