Method of language training, pioneered by Maximilian Berlitz.
The method is based on "listen, repeat and speak". There is no translation - everything happens in the language the student is learning, initially by using visual aids. This way, the student is forced to think in the new language rather than having to rely on translation. Instead of studying grammar and theory, the student learns new structures and words by demonstration and practice. Once again, this enables the student to think in the new language rather than in terms of grammar. The goal of the teacher is to have the student speak more than half of the class time, so that the student becomes confident and comfortable with speaking the new language.
This is very similar to how a baby learns its first language and very different from most High School or College language lessons.

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