Definition of audio-lingual in US English:

audio-lingual

adjective

US
historical
  • Of a theory or approach in the teaching of foreign languages: based on a system of drills in which the student repeats or adapts model sentences delivered orally or played aloud by the teacher.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Naugatuck (Connecticut) Daily News. From audio- + -lingual.

Pronunciation

audio-lingual

/ˌɔːdɪəʊˈlɪŋɡw(ə)l/