The effect of structured grammar instruction on oral proficiency of Spanish immersion students
The research question addressed in this project was: Will a consistent and structured grammar curriculum strengthen Spanish oral proficiency in language immersion students? This paper documents the research done on 16 fourth grade students in an urban one-way Spanish immersion school over the course of 17 weeks. After teaching in an immersion school where grammar was not a focus, it became apparent that student oral proficiency was also lacking. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods were implemented to find out if increased, structured grammar instruction would improve the oral proficiency of Spanish immersion students. It is concluded that students increase not only their oral proficiency, but also develop stronger confidence and use of the language after increased, structured grammar instruction.
Haubrick, Brooke E., "The effect of structured grammar instruction on oral proficiency of Spanish immersion students" (2010). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2327.