Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Elbert E. Bilyeu

Third Committee Member

Randy Wallace


The use of a typical textbook tor the instruction of the first year study of the Spanish language appears to be tedious as well as inadequate in its presentation of grammar drills, vocabulary selection, and its potential of allowing the student to develop fluency in the language. As a result, the writer researched a variety of methodologies currently being employed in the instruction of foreign language. Intending to improve upon the usage of a textbook as well as to add variety to the classroom procedure, the writer then developed or adapted supplementary materials to correlate to the textbook presently being used. Included in Chapter Four of the project is an array of these materials which reflect many aspects of the methodologies researched by the writer.