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Analyzing the Cultural Content of EFL Textbooks in the PYP at the University of Tabuk (Published)

This study will employ an interpretive methodology in order to examine the socially-constructed views of EFL teachers, and their decision-making, with regards to the appropriate cultural models for EFL textbooks in preparatory year at the University of Tabuk.  The study will examine the factors affecting teachers’ views and how they apply their beliefs in their classrooms.  The study will also examine their pedagogical decision-making in the classroom.   In order to answer the study questions, a questionnaire will be created to examine the suitability of the cultural content of EFL textbooks based on the views of EFL teachers in the PYP.

Keywords: Cultural Content, EFL textbooks, PYP, University of Tabuk


This study aimed at analyzing the cultural content of Action Pack 12. The researchers developed a 12- item cultural checklist based upon previous studies that they had come across. It examined the existence of cultural aspects in Action Pack 12 series in terms of :history and politics, religion & religious rituals, food & drinks, first names, education, ecology, economy, leisure time, music and arts, dress, literature and science, social behaviour (etiquette) in addition to family and male-female relationship. Results of the study showed that Action Pack 12 was heavily loaded with cultural aspects related to Arabic culture and international cultures whereas British culture was given the lowest percentage through the two books of Action Pack 12. Additionally, analysis of the results revealed that Action Pack 12 covered these cultural aspects; literature and science, history and politics, leisure time, music and arts, ecology, first names and finally, food and drinks.

Keywords: Action Pack “12, Analyzing, Cultural Content