HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 5 no. 10 (1969)

The Audio-Lingual Approach in Spanish Language Learning

Cesar M. Mejia

Discipline: Cultural Studies



The main purpose of this study is to show the sequence involved in the audio-lingual approach to the learning of Spanish. The natural progression of this method is listening, speaking, reading and writing. To achieve proficiency, every student must first listen to native speakers (or their recorded voices) and imitate them, with constant repetition and with every possible correction provided by the instructor as needed, until the new speech habits become fully and firmly established. Words and phrases should be learned in context at natural speed, not as individual sounds or lists of words.