Exploring the language skills embedded in the grade nine New Bridge to Success textbook
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The main aim of this study is to explore and map out the receptive and productive language skills and sub-skills embedded in the grade nine textbook, New Bridge to Success Elementary (2011) for Anatolian High Schools. To this end, content analysis is used to identify, analyze and quantify the language skills and sub-skills in the textbook. The results highlight the range, and the number of, receptive and productive sub-skills in the textbook. They also show that the textbook offers a wide range of productive sub-skills; however, the number of listening and writing subskills included in the textbook is relatively limited. The results are used to explicitly specify the receptive and productive language strands rooted in the textbook.