The aim of this course is to enable students   to evaluate   course books. Students will be able to identify what the essential features of a good English textbook are and know how to make use of a checklist to evaluate an English book. Several sample textbooks will be studied and examined to find out whether they are designed in line with traditional methods of teaching or communicative approaches. This course focuses on the essential qualities of a textbook such as physical, educational qualities, visual design and language use and meeting required standards. the appropriateness of the contents of the textbooks to the curriculum; the features of some of the existing textbooks such as, language, suitability to students’ level, format, attractiveness, contribution to meaningful learning, ease of use in teaching, etc.