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This exploratory study uses narrative frames as a research instrument to investigate the problems and successes of EFL instructors concerning the main coursebook used at Dokuz Eylul University, School of Foreign Languages in the 2016-2017 academic year. Participants include 12 EFL instructors who were willing to share their stories, completing the semi-structured narrative frame prepared by the researchers. The aim of using narrative frames as a research tool in the study was for participants to produce a coherent story by filling in the spaces according to their own experiences and their reflections on these. The data gathered were analyzed by following the procedures typical of qualitative thematic analysis. Implications for EFL coursebook use and the use of narrative frames as a research tool are addressed.
EFL coursebook, narrative frames, teachers