Evaluating the Grammar Exercises of Portal to English Book for Tenth and Eleventh Grade Qatari students

 

Evaluating the Grammar Exercises of Portal to English Book for Tenth and Eleventh Grade Qatari students

Alaeddin Khaled Mousa Alqatanani                  Younis Qazaq          
              Faculty of Education                          Faculty of Education         
         Yarmouk University                         Hashemite University
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Received :04/08/2021                                       Accepted :26/10/2021

Abstract

The study aims at evaluating the grammar exercises of student's book of Portal to English as the main resource for teaching English as a foreign language for the tenth and eleventh grade in Qatar. The main question criterion adopted by Demir and Erats and Celce – Murcia. Therefore, the researchers used the following: First distribution of the grammar exercises, second the selection of the grammatical structure; third, the sequence of the grammar exercises in the textbook; fourth, the recycling and contextualization of the grammar exercises. Descriptive and quantitative methods are used to collect the data.

The findings revealed the following: First, the grammar exercises were not distributed in balance in both course books tenth. Moreover, in the eleventh-grade textbook, the number of grammar lessons and exercises is more than in the tenth grade; second, the grammatical structure was selected carefully in tenth grade compared to the eleventh grade as they are placed as a prerequisite for other language skills, third, the sequence of the exercises in both textbooks showed that all exercises are presented from simple to complex, and fourth, the majority of the grammar exercises textbooks are recycled and contextualized through presenting them in a different type of activity.

Keywords:  Textbook evaluation, Portal to English, Grammar exercises.

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