A Study on the English for Ethiopia Grade 11 Students’ Books: The Case of Weldu Nugus Secondary School– Quiha

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of quality of the English for Ethiopia grade 11 students’ textbooks. To achieve the above purpose, qualitative and quantitative research methods were used. For this study, sixty grade eleven students, ten English teachers and fifteen external evaluators involved. The students were selected using systematic random sampling. Where as the English teachers were selected purposefully. Both students and teachers were from Weldu Nugus secondary school- Quiha. The external evaluators were second year graduate students in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). All of the external evaluators had used the text books while they were in high schools. The instruments used to collect data were questionnaire and text book analysis using checklists. The data obtained from the participants were analyzed by using percentages. On the other hand, the data from open ended questions and from text books inspection were analyzed qualitatively. The study revealed that text books are not with good level of quality. For instance, some of the exercises are not design for genuine communications; some of the skills are not presented in the way the learners’ need to practice; and significant numbers of topics and contents are not in harmony with the learners’ interest and culture. Finally, on the basis of the findings, it was recommended that in order to achieve the language learning objectives of the program for the target groups, the short comings identified in the textbooks should have been taken in to consideration



Study on the English