Lindita Kaçani: THE PRESENT APPROACH TO GRAMMAR TESTING IN EFL COURSE BOOKS

ABSTRACT

Since the aim of English language school program is to learn English for communicative purposes, this research aims to analyze the methodological features of some EFL course books used in Albanian secondary schools in order to probe into the main present approach to grammar testing and make methodological proposals for English language teachers for an effective grammar testing, teaching and learning, referring to recent research of foreign language acquisition. It is concluded that the EFL course books offer a structural approach to grammar testing, as most of the activities focus on the comprehension of the form and meaning of target structures. Including a variety of data options and operations can help teachers in assessing their learners holistically, focusing not only on the form of the target structures and the reading skills, but also on its meaningfulness and use and the other communicative skills.
 
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, http://www.edu.uowm.gr/site/journal (ISSN: 1792-8494)