A content analysis of English teaching module entitled “Practical English”

Munfaati, Farid, Nasihah, Mutiatun, Ni’mah, Ulin, Senta, Alfiah Nur and Tsuroyah, Nurul Aini (2022) A content analysis of English teaching module entitled “Practical English”. Journal of English for Academic and Specific Purposes, 5 (2). pp. 323-337. ISSN 2615-4358

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Abstract

Providing fruitful instructional material is essential to enhancing the learning process. One of the instructional materials is in the form of a teaching module. This qualitative study aimed at analyzing the content of an English teaching module entitled “Practical English” which was used by non-English majoring students. The evaluation checklist proposed by Chunningsworth was adopted to examine some aspects of the teaching module including the organization of the teaching module, grammar, language skills, listening, speaking, reading, writing, topic and subject content, learner needs, and learning/teaching procedures. In addition, a post-use evaluation was carried out to find the strengths and the shortcomings of the book, which gave an invaluable overview that could be applied to prepare further instructional materials. The results of the present study revealed that the book met most criteria of the evaluation checklist. The teaching module was well organized and presented integrated language skills including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a meaningful context by providing authentic materials to engage students in realistic contexts. The vocabulary development material in the teaching module, however, was its weak point. The book lacked an index of language terms as well as any clear explanation of vocabulary based on semantic links. In short, the findings of the present study could be valuable for EFL teachers in providing teaching modules as instructional materials to boost successful learning.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: content analysis; English teaching module
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email faridmunfaati@tbi.uin-malang.ac.id
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2022 08:39

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