direct method

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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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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Example sentences
Reducing the amount of electricity the average home uses is a simple, direct method of decreasing emissions that cause acid rain.
Instead, astronomers had to rely on a less-direct method, looking for tiny wobbles in the star itself.
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