sep 24, 1984 - Twentieth Century - Translation method Howatt
The sentence is the basic unit of teaching and language practice. Much of the lesson is devoted to translating sentences into and out of the target language. Accuracy is emphasized. Students are expected to attain high standards in translation, because of the high priority attached to meticulous standards of accuracy and it was a prerequisite of formal written examinations that grew up during the century.
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Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching