A comparative analysis of two English language textbooks written for academic and general purposes
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The purpose of this study to investigate the possible distinct characteristics of two English language textbooks: one written for English for general purposes (EGP) and one written for English for academic purposes (EAP) purposes using content analysis approach. To this end, a textbook evaluation scheme was used to evaluate chosen two textbooks. Two textbooks under analysis were compared in terms of their content, organization, types of texts, exercises, aims and objectives, levels, skills, topics, situations, target learners, time required, components and number and length of units. These textbooks were found to be different in most of the areas in the evaluation scheme used for analysis.
KeywordsEnglish for general purposes
English for academic purposes