I am a PhD candidate in ELT (English language teaching). My thesis discusses how the notion of communicative competence may be reflected in a series of textbooks for the teaching of English in Nicaraguan secondary schools. It is article based and comprises the following papers: 1. A framework for analyzing communication-oriented ELT textbooks 2. Textbook analysis: The case of the first Nicaraguan ELT series (co-authored by Ragnhild Elisabeth Lund) 3. Picture perfect: ELT textbooks and communicative competence development The thesis is expected to be submitted by April 2021.
English language didactics, textbook analysis