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Investigating Content and Language Integration in an EFL Textbook: A Corpus-Based Study

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Investigating Content and Language Integration in an EFL Textbook: A Corpus-Based Study
Correspondence: Amna Arshad <amna.arshad901@gmail.com> PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Linguistics, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asim Mahmood Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan Abstract

This research evaluates an English language textbook from CLIL­­ perspective. For this purpose, an intermediate level (grade-11) English language textbook has been selected and analyzed utilizing Coyle’s conceptual framework of 4Cs (i.e. content, cognition, communication and culture).Content, communication, and culture have been explored through a checklist, whereas cognition has been explored by developing a corpus from the questions given in the exercises of the textbook and analyzing in the light of Bloom’s taxonomy. The results reveal certain breeches between CLIL features and the textbook’s contents. Layo…