中学校英語検定教科書における動詞の出現頻度調査：現状と課題中学校英語検定教科書における動詞の出現頻度調査：現状と課題AA12124651 チュウガッコウ エイゴ ケンテイ キョウカショ ニオケル ドウシ ノ シュツゲン ヒンド チョウサ : ゲンジョウ ト カダイ Verbs used in Japanese Junior High School English textbooks : Current Situations and Issues
308 , 2018-02-15 , 鳴門教育大学 , Naruto University of Education
Junior high school English textbooks in Japan are made in accordance with the Course of Study and authorized by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture. When focusing on the vocabulary used in the textbooks, the choice of the words is left to the publishing company because the Course of Study does not include word lists. English teachers are not given any information about the differences among the textbooks except for the word list in the textbook. This study examined six authorized junior high school English textbooks and showed their differences in the vocabulary and the frequency, which will benefit the teachers who teach English by using the textbooks. We searched for verbs and verb frequenciesoccurring in sentences. The results clearly showed extreme unbalance in the frequency, for example, the verb, be, accounted for almost 30％ of the tokens of verbs in every textbook. The choice of verbs also varied among textbooks, and the verbs did not cover all of the words in the word list for junior high school students suggested in the New JACET List of 8000 Basic words. These results indicate the necessity to set a criteria for the choice of the vocabulary and their use in textbooks and also call teachers’ attention to how to teach basic and important words in this situation.