What are the basic principles of the Direct Method

The basic principles on which this method is based ‘are briefly. given below:

Direct Association between Thought and Words

In this method the learners think and speak by using the same medium,

Oral Practice.

‘A lot of oral practice is a must for every one, is the basis of this method’

Functional Grammar

In this method stress is laid on functional grammar and not on theoretical grammar

Inhibition of Mother Tongue

This method propagates the teaching of the foreign language without using mother tongue

Sentence as the unit of speech

Here the unit of speech is a sentence and not a word, Emphasis is laid on speaking full sentences

Limited Vocabulary

This method favours the presentation of limited vocabulary based on needs and experiments of the learners,