A contrastive study of grammar translation method and direct method in teaching of English language to primary school pupils



  • Isa Spahiu Associate Professor of English Literature, Professor at Faculty of Foreign Languages AAB College- Prishtina Kosovo
  • Naim Kryeziu Assistant Professor of German Literature, University of Prishtina – Department of German Language and Literature Address: Street Nëna Terezë, 10000, Prishtina, Kosovo


audiolingual method, communicative language teaching approach, direct method, grammar translation method, natural approach


There have always been different methods of teaching and learning of English language and throughout the years these methods have changed and improved. The Grammar Translation Method is one of the first and the main methods in teaching and learning of English language. This method enables the learning through the translation of various texts and the study of grammatical rules, which is its main activity. Moreover, in a class where Grammar Translation Method is used the target language is used less while the students are mainly taught in their national language, i.e. L1. Therefore, since this method was less effective in preparing the learners to use the target language communicatively, a new method was introduced. Thus, the Direct Method became used and popular among learners and teachers.


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Spahiu, I., & Kryeziu, N. (2021). A contrastive study of grammar translation method and direct method in teaching of English language to primary school pupils. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S2), 1022-1029. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS2.1663



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