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Zohoorian, Zahra; MatinSadr, Nader; Shamabadi, Fatemah – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
In spite of the existence of several educational resources in the field of language teaching as well as the quick growth of advanced technologies, educational textbooks still play a major role. This explains the significance of designing and evaluating textbooks in countries where language instruction is highly textbook-oriented. The present paper…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Instruction, Textbook Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Zare-ee, Abbas; Hejazi, S. Yahya – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Teachers need evidence-based data to select, adapt, adopt, and effectively use textbooks. The present survey compared Iranian university English-as-a-Foreign-language (EFL) teachers' and learners' views on locally-produced textbooks and adopted ones. 119 undergraduate university EFL learners and 36 EFL university teachers were selected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Modarresi, Ghasem; Javan, Elham – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
There exists cross-cultural differences in English classes regarding the factors that demotivate students and lead to dropout. The present study, following the guidelines suggested by Rowsell (1992), mainly aimed to design and validate a questionnaire for the reasons for dropout. To do so, the researchers, first, interviewed with 20 translation…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning