Shredding an EFL textbook: methodological implications in Secondary Education


  • Sonia María Martínez Ponce



Textbooks, Culture, EFL Teachers, Suitability of Teaching Material, Methodology


The purpose of this paper is to show the qualities, methodology and characteristics of an EFL textbook. To do this, a detailed bibliographic review was carried out that served as the foundation to obtain the vision and background necessary to face, in the most objective way and with the broadest possible vision, the main objective  —to show the qualities, methodology and characteristics of a EFL textbook— of research. The approach of the present work has been carried out in such a way that it can be easily understood not only by professors and researchers who are experts on the subject but also by the general population  —due to the importance of the involvement of families in the teaching-learning process—