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Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Anna Varley

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Spanish language--Phonology; Phonetics--Study and teaching;Spanish language--Vowels


This study was designed to discover how the awareness of Spanish vowel sounds helps non-native Spanish speaking students develop phonological proficiency to improve their pronunciation, their confidence, and self-esteem when speaking in Spanish. Therefore, this study focus on the process of how students obtain the knowledge about Spanish vowels and vowel combination sounds to help them develop an authentic and articulated Hispanic accent. The purpose of this study was to help a group of 17 10th grade students develop phonological awareness in the process of learning and acquiring Spanish as their second language. The main goal was to encourage this group of students to master phonological skills in pronouncing new words and reading out loud by themselves and in public.


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