Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Proceedings of  KUST, Iraq Conference   2022                     Pp.59-74
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/KUST.5

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Evaluation of the Sunrise Coursebook Series by Teachers in the Sulaymaniyah
Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
 

Kochar Ali Saeed
English Department
Komar University of Science and Technology
Sulaymaniyah Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Email: kochar.saeed@komar.edu.iq

 

Recived: 3/31/2022                 Accepted:  5/24/2022                Published: 7/1/2022

 

Abstract:
This study aims to determine whether the Sunrise coursebooks for Grades seven, eight, and nine fulfil the Kurdistan Ministry of Education requirements and examine teachers’ perceptions about different aspects of the coursebook. The research also attempts to reveal potential weaknesses of these textbook levels to help the instructor, superiors, and ministry of education to improve the weaknesses.  A questionnaire designed by Litz (2005) was used in the study. The questionnaire examines several elements, such as the practical considerations of layout and design, activities, skills and language type, in addition to subject matter and content. The data of this study was collected from teachers from the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq(KRI) who have used or are using the Sunrise coursebook at Grades seven, eight, and nine. The findings of this study revealed that the Sunrise coursebooks are suitable for these three levels and that the teachers were satisfied with the textbooks. The outcome of this study provides useful feedback to teachers who use Sunrise and helps them to know more about the strengths and weaknesses of Sunrise. It helps them to see which element of Sunrise is better than others and which requires their improvement. The outcome of this study also helps Ministry of Education in KRI to improve Sunrise coursebook.
Keywords: Coursebook evaluation, Kurdistan Sunrise coursebook, Litz’s (2000) questionnaire, teaching English

Cite as: Saeed, K. A. (2021). Evaluation of the Sunrise Coursebook Series by Teachers in the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Proceedings of  KUST, Iraq Conference 2022 (1) 59-74.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/KUST.5

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Received: 3/31/2022 
Accepted: 5/24/2022
Published: 7/1/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/KUST.5

Kochar Ali Saeed: holds a master’s degree in English language teaching. He has about three years of teaching experience.
He has taught different English subjects, such as Academic Writing, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Semantics,
and pragmatics. His research interests include English language teaching, text book evaluation.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6313-2041.