Characteristics of Direct Method

Characteristics of Direct Method

(1)  Classroom instruction is conducted exclusively in the target language.

(2)  Only everyday vocabulary and sentences are taught.

(3)  Oral communication skills are built up in a carefully traded progression organized around question-and-answer exchanges between teachers and students in small, intensive classes.

(4)  Grammar is taught inductively.
(5)  New teaching points are taught through modeling and practice.
(6)  Concrete vocabulary is taught through demonstration, objects, and pictures; abstract vocabulary
is taught by association of ideas.
(7)  Both speech and listening comprehension are taught.
(8)  Correct pronunciation and grammar are emphasized.

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