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TEACHERS’ EVALUATION AND USE OF TEACHER’S GUIDES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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Continental Journal of Arts and Humanities
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  • Education

Abstract

Teacher's guides have not been sufficiently evaluated by professionals in ELT to date. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of widely used teacher's guides and to evaluate their usefulness. The research was a qualitative one and the data were collected via the observation of 15 English language classes and interviewing 17 English teachers at College of Ferdowsi University in Mashhad, a city in northeastern Iran. Teachers' use of and their ideas about the teacher's guides were then explored. The books taught by these teachers were Interchange (Third Edition), Rising Star, and Ready for FCE. It became evident that the use of teacher's guides is different among teachers. Although teachers used teacher's guides differently, they all wanted better, more resourceful ones. Finally, the results were discussed within a foreign language teaching context, and suggestions were given for future research. KEYWORDS: Teacher's guides, English language teaching, Classroom observation, Interview

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