刊物属性
  • 刊物名称:校园英语
  • 国内刊号:CN 13-1298/G4
  • 国际刊号:ISSN 1009-6426
  • 邮发代号: 18-116
  • 数据库收录:中国知网
  • 投稿邮箱:
      tougao@xiaoyuanyingyu.com
  • 时间:2019-05-15 来源:校园英语杂志社

    作者:邸岩
      1. Brief Introduction to Navigate C1
      The coursebook I evaluate here Navigate is the third level of the series coursebooks Navigate. Designed for young adult or adult English learners, Navigate C1 consists of 12 major units (topics), each topic with five relevant sections. The first two sections are generally two articles related to the topic, then the vocabulary and skills development. The fourth section is about four basic language skills freely grouped in each unit, and Video comes to the last. Under each topic, there are several specific items showing the key aims or activities of this unit. Every unit even every section has independent tasks and goals. The selected topics and themes are very appealing and up-dated to modern learners and immerse them in questions or issues from all over the world. Each unit has different focus on the following aspects, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, speaking and writing. Built up from Oxford 3000 and linked with the CEFR, this course book provides a vocabulary syllabus which helps learners with the most relevant, frequent and important words they need to communicate in the world today.
      2. Theories of English language teaching materials evaluation
      2.1 The definition of course book evaluation
      Activities like perhaps a quick glance through the pages of a course book, taking in the topics, illustrations and the main language points and so on,, are intuitive evaluation. Tomlinson (2003b:17)put it with these words “ad hoc and impressionistic”. However, he also defines material evaluation in a principled way, as his definition (2003b:15) states that course book evaluation is a procedure that involves measuring the value (or potential value) of a set of learning materials. It involves judgments about the effect of course book on the people using them. Hutchinson and Waters(1987:96) refers to evaluation as a matter of judging the fitness of something for a particular purpose. In similar vein, course book evaluation is a matter of judging whether the course book can fit the teachers’ teaching goal and the learners’ learning need.
      2.2 The approaches to course book evaluation
      McGrath (2002) mentions in his book, that there are three basic approaches of course book evaluation, namely, the impressionistic, the checklist and the in-depth approach.
      2.2.1 The impressionistic approach
      Just looking through it quite quickly and getting an overview of its possibilities and its strengths and weaknesses, you form a general impression of the course book: whether the cover attracts readers, the illustrations are colorful, the layout is clear and comfortable and what the entire course package consists of, etc. Though it seems subjective and less systematic, it is sometimes very useful and provides you with a general introduction to the material.