Definition of direct method in English:

direct method


  • [in singular] A system of teaching a foreign language using only that language and without emphasis on the study of grammar.

    • ‘Fortunately some of us were trained in the direct method for teaching beginners.’
    • ‘The direct method Reformers rejected the teaching of modern languages through grammatical paradigms, specimen sentences, and word lists.’
    • ‘The first and most direct method works well in introductory-level courses or in the introductory sessions of more advanced courses in which students will later create their own cat grids.’


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