Supplementing the Greek primary ELT coursebook

Lianou, Christiana (2009) Supplementing the Greek primary ELT coursebook. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks constitute an indispensable component for many courses around the world. Their expanding use and even more expanding supply has led to a point where whole curricula are designed based on coursebooks. However, it is often argued that coursebooks can function as hindrance rather than support for the teaching and learning process as they do not always provide a rich learning experience catering for students’ specific needs. The aim of this dissertation is to investigate whether the ELT coursebook used in the Greek primary state school satisfies its users’ needs and subsequently, propose a set of supplementary materials to address potential weaknesses. Towards this goal a principled and criteria based evaluation of the coursebook was conducted along with a semi-structured questionnaire aiming to investigate teachers’ opinions. The results of the research revealed that there is indeed a discrepancy between the students’ needs and the materials. Thus, based on the identified weaknesses a sample set of supplementary materials was designed in order to enhance the learning experience of the given context.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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