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ERIC Number: EJ1079485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Evaluation of Two ESP Textbooks
Al Fraidan, Abdullah
English Language Teaching, v5 n6 p43-47 Jun 2012
This paper evaluated two ESP textbooks using the evaluation of McDonough and Shaw (2003) based on external and internal evaluation. The first textbook is "Business Objectives" (1996) by Vicki Hollett, and the second textbook is "Business Studies, Second Edition" (2002) by Alain Anderton. To avoid repetition, I will use BO and BS, respectively, to abbreviate the names of these books. The paper briefly discusses the external evaluation and then concludes with the results of a detailed evaluation of one chapter from each textbook for a course that I am teaching. The course is for business major students who wish to apply for jobs at The Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), which requires a strong command of English. The evaluation indicated that both books would be appropriate if we merge them together and add some additional materials, as a textbook that can accommodate the needs of all learners does not exist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia