Definition of direct method in English:

direct method

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noun

[in singular]
A system of teaching a foreign language using only that language and without emphasis on the study of grammar.
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  • The direct method Reformers rejected the teaching of modern languages through grammatical paradigms, specimen sentences, and word lists.
  • Fortunately some of us were trained in the direct method for teaching beginners.
  • 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.