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The role and place of English language textbook in development of students’ communication competence skills

N.V. Maklakova, E.I. Besedina, I.A. Maklakov
80,00 Р

UDC (035)811.111-042.4:003


N.V. Maklakova is Cand.Sci. (Pedagogy), Ass. Prof. at Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University e-mail:; E.I. Besedina is Cand.Sci. (Philology), Ass. Prof. at St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University e-mail:; and I.A. Maklakov is Cand.Sci. (Philology), Ass. Prof. at Russian International Academy for Tourism (Kazan branch) e-mail:


Presented is the analysis of correct choice of EFL Textbooks in the context of developing students’ effective communicative writing skills. Despite the needs of society for specialists, able to write in foreign language, most school graduates are not ready for written intercultural communication. Today, we should change the strategy of developing written communication skills and consider them as a goal, rather than as a means of teaching and learning. The paradigm shift is supposed to be reflected in training materials that should be appropriately selected in accordance with the goal. To be effective, the choice of training aids ought to be based on appropriate criteria. Our research was aimed to determine criteria for selecting EFL textbooks for effective developing written communication skills of students. The proposed criteria were verified in series of modern English textbooks.

Key words: communication, written interaction, textbook series, effectiveness criteria.



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