Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


The history of foreign language training has emphasized a positive connection between learning another language and learning one's own (Schilling, 1985; Coleman, 1929). Educators believe that through concentration on individual words, grammar, and structure, foreign language heightens the student's awareness of verbal expression in general. Although children begin to speak English at an early age, progress is a result of informal repetition and mimicry. Many junior high students can speak reasonably well but are hard-pressed to distinguish nouns from verbs because they have not examined their own language closely. On the other hand, foreign language students frequently acknowledge greater understanding of English concepts because they have studied them in the second language class.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Secondary Administration University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Rosemary Simpson April, 1987