Afterward (reflections on Direct Method and use of L1)

Mario Rinvolucri.
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    Mario Rinvolucri.
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The text questions the Direct Method in language teaching, advocating for a balanced use of the mother tongue. It critiques the limitations of the Direct Method, highlighting the value of incorporating the native language in education. Various perspectives, including the "Bridging Strategy," are discussed, actively utilizing learners' first language as a resource. The text addresses commercial and political influences on language teaching, suggesting a more balanced approach. It encourages explaining language choices to students and provides exercises for improved fluency using both languages. Overall, the text emphasizes the importance of understanding students' linguistic backgrounds for effective language teaching.
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