Publication details [#62800]

Pérez-Vidal, Carmen and Helena Roquet. 2017. Do Productive Skills Improve in Content and Language Integrated Learning Contexts? The Case of Writing. Applied Linguistics 38 (4) : 489–511.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


This inquiry explores the differential effects of two learning contexts, formal instruction (FI) and content and language integrated learning (CLIL), on the written production skills of intermediate-level Catalan Spanish adolescent learners of English as a foreign language. Written samples obtained via a composition at two data collection times over one academic year were quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated for complexity, accuracy, and fluency and for task fulfilment, organization, grammar, and vocabulary, respectively. Based on the findings, the superiority of CLIL cannot be validated: albeit improvement in the case of the FI + CLIL group is displayed, outcomes were only notable in the domain of accuracy.