Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Susan M. Madley

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum to be used during the first weeks of a secondary-level beginning Spanish class. To accomplish this purpose, a review of related literature was conducted. Additionally, related information and materials from selected sources were obtained and analyzed in order to find out what professional Spanish teachers considered to be a required part of the beginning curriculum. The curriculum was written with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) in mind to show that Spanish teachers can and do support the EALRs.