a technique of foreign-language teaching in which only the target language is used, little instruction is given concerning formal rules of grammar, and language use is often elicited in situational contexts.
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Origin of direct method
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for direct method
a method of teaching a foreign language with minimal use of the pupil's native language and of formal grammar
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