Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jose Licano-Palma

Second Committee Member

Conrad H. Potter

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


An alternative method for the development of second language acquisition and literacy in a second language program was explored. A collection of Spanish children's songs and lessons utilizing "whole language" teaching strategies were compiled to supplement the language arts cμrriculum. The premise for this study was that children's songs could be used to develop activities that would enhance second language acquisition and literacy skills. Implications for the integration of music to provide a cogent transitional vehicle from spoken to written language structures are discussed.