A Pedagogical Appraisal of the Higher Secondary Textbook of Bangladesh for Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills
Keywords:Textbook Evaluation, Listening and Speaking, Skills, EFL Teachers, Skill Development
Textbook evaluation is essential to determine whether the text is standard enough to achieve the teaching objectives. The researcher used the qualitative research method to collect data for this study to investigate the suitability of the textbook of Higher Secondary Level in Bangladesh for teaching listening and speaking skills. Based on the internal evaluation criteria (MacDonough & Shaw, 2013) of the text and semi-structured interviews with eight teachers, the findings reveal that the book includes inadequate lessons and inappropriate activities for improving learners’ listening skills. However, the study finds the book satisfactory for teaching speaking skills with suitable lessons and activities, although there is still room for improvement in the text by including more diverse speaking activities.