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Grammar-translation method

[gram-er-trans-ley-shuh n, -tranz-] /ˈgræm ər trænsˈleɪ ʃən, -trænz-/

a traditional technique of foreign-language teaching based on explicit instruction in the grammatical analysis of the target language and translation of sentences from the native language into the target language and vice versa.


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