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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Beatriz Fantini


In this paper I present a practical model for teaching Spanish pronunciation and orthography to beginning and advanced beginning students, based on the educational philosophy of Caleb Gattegno's Silent Way and my assumptions about language teaching and learning. The manual is designed to help teachers lead students through a series of exercises and games which illustrate and apply the rules of Spanish pronunciation and orthography. Once a student has mastered all the concepts contained herein, he or she will be able to spell and pronounce Spanish words without the aid of a teacher.


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