Teachers' Perceptions on Adaptation of Sunrise Coursebook at Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

  • Kochar Ali Saeed English Department, Komar University of Science and Technology, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6313-2041
Keywords: Coursebook adaptation, Sunrise coursebook, Teacher's perceptions, Textbook, Evaluation


This study aimed to determine if teachers employ any adaptations during their classes, and if so, what kind of adaptations are employed and how these are employed. This study sought to determine if adaptations are employed in correct and authentic ways.For this study, a qualitative method was used. The tool used in this study was a semi-structured interview. The questions of the semi-structured interview were adapted from Nguyen (2015). The study cohort was made up of teachers who were using or had used the Sunrise course books (levels 7, 8, and 9) in their teaching in the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The findings of this study showed that all the teachers employ adaptations in the classroom but to different degrees; some of them use only 1 or 2 types of adaptations because of the limited time they have available in their classes, whereas others apply most of the types of adaptations. Finally, the results showed that there is a positive relationship between experience and adaptation, with those teachers who had more experience employing more methods of adaptations during their classes.

Author Biography

Kochar Ali Saeed, English Department, Komar University of Science and Technology, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region- F. R. Iraq

Kochar Ali Saeed: holds a master’s degree in English language teaching. He has about 3 years of teaching experience. He have taught different English subjects, such as Academic writing, Reading comprehension, Grammar, Semantics, and pragmatics. He has written one more paper in a conference at Koya University.


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How to Cite
Saeed, K. (2020, December 31). Teachers’ Perceptions on Adaptation of Sunrise Coursebook at Sulaymaniyah Governorate in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2), 70-80. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjss.v4n2y2020.pp70-80
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