Students’ and Teachers’ Perspectives on an EFL Textbook for Indonesian Senior High School Students


  • Lina Herlina Nusa Putra University, Indonesia



The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an English textbook entitled “Bahasa Inggris SMA/MA/SMK/MAK Kelas X” from the perspectives of students and teachers. The evaluation of the textbook concern was conducted at macro level on the basis of eleven criteria. Both quantitative and qualitative data were obtained through student questionnaires administered to 94 students and interviews with 4 teachers. The results revealed that both teachers and students felt negative about some of the characteristics of the textbook. It was found that the reading passages needed to be simplified in terms of vocabulary load and the grammar needed to be presented in the details. It also indicated that the listening activities were not supported by audio recordings that should have been included in the textbook. Moreover, the students expected the book to include multiple choice exercises. It implies that some aspects of the textbook need to be revised and the audio recordings must be included to support the listening activities. On the other hand, one of the strengths of the textbook was that the activities in the textbook involved opportunities that encourage students’ creativity, interest, and curiousity.


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