Evaluation of English Language Teaching Material (ELT)

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Evaluation of English Language Teaching MaterialINTRODUCTIONThis study is based on the topic of Evaluation of English Language Teaching Material.Evaluation of a English Book of class 5thpublished by Curriculum Development Centre, Nepal,so as to evaluate the whether the English book is suitable for the students of class 5thor not.Analysis and evaluation of the material given in the book will be done according to the level ofgrade five students. Proper evaluation of the material will be done to find out what learning it isgiving to the grade five students, and how it is helping in their growth (Jeremy, 2017).TASKTeaching of English language has many significant aspects or components but the mostessential for both teachers and students is the textbook. It is the most important thing which helpsteachers in guiding and it helps students in learning (Richards and Rodgers, 2014). With theeffective textbook students can learn more efficiently and effectively. My English Book of grade5 is based on the curriculum with pre-determined objectives of learning.It is difficult for many teachers to teach students without any textbook, so it plays animportant part in providing material base to both learners and teachers. According to Sheldon,English textbook not only provide the material, but also have several advantages for bothlearners and teachers.Tomlinson (2012)finds various role that English textbook plays insyllabus. it is an important source which provides self-directed learning to students of class 5.Unit two of “My English Book” is based on ‘Expressing Reasons’ topic. In this unit thepresentation of material is very effective according to the students of class five, it gives source ofactivities and ideas to students which are accompanied with pictures. The unit has multipleactivities covering different language skills.1.Exercises TitlesActivitiesSupporting Language Skills1.Ask and answerConversationPronunciation, vocabularylearning and comprehension2.Chant.Singing and writing answerSpeaking , vocabulary andgrammar(expressingreasons)
3.GameGame playVocabulary, speaking andgrammar4.ListenandanswerGuessing and listeningListening, writing andgrammar5.Read and answer(a story- A LazyCrane)Guessing answer andreadingReading vocabulary, writingand grammar6.GrammarWritingGrammar(expressingreasoning)7.SpellingWritingGrammar (spelling) –present participle8.Read and ActConversationSpeaking which involves thepractising of reasoning9.Word PowerPuzzle boxVocabulary10.Trickily TalkA fun questionGrammar – reasoning word11.Pronunciation(sayafterteacher)DrillingPronunciation-pluralsuffixes12.Read and writeGuided writingWritingThey can have more and more learning from the pictures that is given the in unit. It alsosupports the teachers who are less experienced and who need to gain more confidence inteaching. Evaluation of the unit two gives several information that:1.It is an effective source of learning for students of class fiveIllustration of various pictures help students in learning in proper wayWords used for expressing reasons can be easier according to the students of class fiveMore examples and activities can be described so as to generate interest in students whilelearningLevel of book is appropriate according to the students of class five2.Chant given in the unit two of book is difficult as per the students of class 5. It should beeasy and in relation to the students, so that students should be able to learn easily and in effectivemanner.
Material given in the book in unit two provides support and relief and give properexplanation of expressing reasons to the students. Some more material can be provided in theunit to express reasons. Although the given material is related with objectives of teaching. If themore activities will be there than it will help in involving students more and will make themmore intellectual. Material given should also be able to relate students personally that will resultin more effective learning of the students.Material should be able to practice English incomprehensive and systematic way.Matter given in the unit two is accurate and grammatically correct, whereas in severalbooks there are many spelling and grammatical mistakes that give negative effect on learning ofstudents. Matter is also based on the objectives of knowledge. Material given helps the studentsof class 5 in developing good reading and thinking skills, with the given material they will beable to analyse and evaluate view points and issues that are given in the unit, they will be able togather information for various purpose through book. It will also help students in increasing theiroral skills of communication. Matter in the unit two of “My English Book” is given in the formof conversation that will help students in developing their communication skills more effectively.With the conversation given in the unit they will learn how to talk with others and what answersthey need to give if the question is being asked by them.The material should be more creative, focused and purposeful that will students inincreasing their writing skills (Tomlinson, 2012).The example should also be given in theparagraph or essay form, so that it will help students of grade five in developing their skills inwriting. Some vocabulary material should also be given in unit so as to increase the vocabularyskills of the students that will help in the more effective learning of the students. Some tipsrelated to writing skills should also be mentioned in the material.Good material in the book students in their overall development of the students that mayinclude their personality development, ethical or social development (Pennycook, 2014).Alsohelps in the character building and understanding the requirements of society. Overall groomingof the students help them in their career building. Material in the unit given in the book providefamiliarity with the language to students, that helps students to focus more and creates theirinterest in learning.As the material in the unit is in the form of conversation, so it will help students indeveloping their pair and group conversation. Teachers can direct students in reading those
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