On the Validity of Systemic Functional Approaches as a Tool for Selecting Materials in CLIL Contextsa case of study

  1. Filardo Llamas, Laura
  2. González-Cascos Jiménez, Elena
  3. Riesco Canduela, Laura
Zeitschrift:
Porta Linguarum: revista internacional de didáctica de las lenguas extranjeras

ISSN: 1697-7467

Datum der Publikation: 2011

Nummer: 16

Seiten: 65-74

Art: Artikel

DOI: 10.30827/DIGIBUG.32008 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

Andere Publikationen in: Porta Linguarum: revista internacional de didáctica de las lenguas extranjeras

Zusammenfassung

The aim of this paper is to propose the validity of functional approaches within discourse analysis as a tool for selecting classroom material. By taking into account the linguistic realization of the three main contextual variables, namely field, tenor, and mode, and their impact on the function of language within each particular context of communication, we believe that the task of selecting and devising materials for CLIL setting shall be eased. This hypothesis becomes the point of departure for this article, where we present an analysis of six texts used for teaching Science using L2 English as the means of instruction. Conclusions are obtained about the importance of considering that any type of language used in a text has a function which depends on the context where it is used, an aspect which is frequently forgotten in L2 classrooms

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