Evaluation Of “MENSCHEN” German Course Book In Terms Of Speaking Skills
The claim that reading-writing-listening skills which are the milestones of foreign language learning and teaching processes should not be separated from each other in these processes has gained significant importance in recent studies. Notwithstanding, the skill which stands out as the concrete outcome and success criterion of foreign language learning and teaching processes is speaking skill. There is no doubt that communication does not consist of only speaking skills. Verbal and nonverbal communication takes place in written or verbal contexts and planes as well. Handling this as a whole requires a much more detailed work for sure. Here, we will try to enlighten the speaking skill which is an important part of these processes and evaluate “Menschen A1” German course book in terms of speaking skills.
In the study, answers are sought for the questions regarding the contribution of “Menschen A1” course book, which is used in Hacettepe University School of Foreign Languages, in communication oriented language skills development; the extent that the book stimulates the communication oriented language skills development; whether the students approach speaking skills exercises positively or negatively; the quality of speaking circumstances/models created during the course (face to face, etc.); compliance of speaking skills exercises with the level and objectives of the course. In this context, the opinions and assessments of the lecturers working with “Menschen” course book regarding the speaking skills of the book will be tried to be materialized using a survey. Lecturers in Hacettepe University School of Foreign Languages working with “Menschen” course book will help us in this study.
Index Terms— Language Skills, Speaking skill, Course book analysis, Survey.