from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Relating to or involving a system of language acquisition that focuses intensively on listening and speaking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective pertaining to a method of teaching language that focuses on listening and speaking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to a method of teaching language that focuses on listening and speaking
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Notwithstanding, the teaching of EFL pronunciation has received varied treatment from having no room in the synthetic syllabus and the grammar-translation method to being the cardinal focus in the situational syllabus and the audio-lingual method in which emphasis is put on the traditional notions of pronunciation, minimal pairs, drills and mini-conversations.
I started teaching in 1985, using the methods I had been taught in university, from the traditional Grammar-Translation,the audio-lingual and the cognitive methods, to the humanistic approaches to language teaching the silent way,the comprehension approach and suggestopaedia.
I have learned two languages pretty well by the audio-lingual approach, which rarely if ever overtly explains why.
More in “Drill like me”, if I get around to writing it: I think the real money is in an audio-lingual corpus communicative memorization neo-linguistic programmaring.)