The grammar translation method of foreign language teaching is one of the traditional methods. A focus on learning the rules of grammar and their application in translation passages from one language into another language. GTM follows the adult’s natural way of learning a language. A very little teaching is done in the target language.
a. Its focus is on accuracy and not fluency
b. Literal language is superior to the spoken language
· Saves time
· Easiest for teacher
· Works well with large class
a. Worst effect of this method is on pupil’s motivation
b. The grammar translation method is the easiest for a teacher to employ