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Advantages of direct method


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Advantages of direct method

  1. 1. Advantages of Direct Method There are many advantages of direct method. Firstly, it makes the learning ofEnglish interesting and lively by establishing direct bond between a word and itsmeaning. Secondly, it is an activity method facilitating alertness and participation of thepupils.According to Macnee, "It is the quickest way of getting started". In a few monthsover 500 of the commonest English words can be learnt and used in sentences. Thisserves as a strong foundation of further learning. Furthermore, students are able tounderstand what they learn, think about it and then express their own ideas in correctEnglish about what they have read and learnt.This method also can be usefullyemployed from the lowest to the highest class. In addition, through this method, fluencyof speech, good pronunciation and power of expression are properly developed.Disadvantages of Direct MethodThere are many disadvantages of direct method. Firstly, there are many abstract wordswhich cannot be interpreted directly in English and much time and energy are wasted inmaking attempts for the purpose.This method is based on the principles that auditoryappeal is stronger that visual. But there are children who learn more with visual thanwith their oral- aural sense like ears and tongue. In addition, the method ignoressystematic written work and reading activities and sufficient attention is not paid toreading and writing.Since in this method, grammar is closely bound up with the reader,difficulty is experienced in providing readers of such kind. This methodalso may nothold well in higher classes where the Translation Method is found suitable.