Globality in Global Textbooks: Principles and Applicability
The Case of Headway Intermediate (Soars and Soars, 2003)
This study aims at exploring the issue of “globality” in global coursebooks as manifested in investing features of connectedness, avoiding inappropriacy, and preserving inclusivity.
In order to do this exploration, two research methods, content analysis and the questionnaire, were adopted.
The content of an example of global coursebooks, Headway Intermediate (Soars & Soars, 2003), in addition to the perception of 251 of its users at Bourguiba Institute for Living Languages in Tunis (IBLV), were investigated.
The results obtained revealed that “globality”, in terms of connectedness, inappropriacy, and inclusivity is partial in Headway Intermediate (Soars & Soars, 2003) as learners’ perceptions of it do not map with the content in the coursebook.
This study raises questions about the suitability of global coursebooks to globally diverse learners and reveals the necessity of taking measures in the direction of localising the content of EFL coursebooks.
Mimoun Melliti is an assistant professor of English at Military academy of Foundok Jedid Nabeul, Tunisia .
He holds an MA degree from University of Manouba.
He tarnslated J.
Mey book entitled "Pragmatics" into Arabic and he is translating Georges Yule book entitled "Pragmatics".
His research interests cover ELT, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis