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ALRJournal. 2020; 4(2): 68-80 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2019.42714

Investigating Inside Reading Textbook Series: Layout and Coherence in Focus

Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani1, Omid Rezaie2, Milad Massomzadeh2
1Leipzig University
2Isfahan University

The attempt of this research was to analyze Inside Reading Textbook Series in terms of layout and coherence. Twenty male and female EFL teachers who had been teaching these series were selected to be interviewed about their ideas on these textbooks. The results of the study showed that 5 out 16 reading texts were in the area of studentsí interest since their topics were in relation with the culture, society, tradition and history. Three of the texts were reported lacked students' interests (from instructorsí attitudes) due to the fact that they were both about unfamiliar topics that students did not have any background information about and were not related to the students' cultural, social or historical background. Almost all mentioned reading texts were perceived very intriguing and considered apt for students' level of comprehension or vice versa. All the visual aids which were used considered to be highly purposeful; however, two of them, among all, as stated by teachers, were not useful. The style of written format as well as the size of the readings passages were seen particularly appropriate for learners too.

Keywords: Evaluation, Inside Reading, Layout, Coherence, Second Language Book

Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani, Omid Rezaie, Milad Massomzadeh. Investigating Inside Reading Textbook Series: Layout and Coherence in Focus. ALRJournal. 2020; 4(2): 68-80

Corresponding Author: Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani, Germany
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