Teach language inductively: In this method, we don’t explain the rules to the students; we let them figure it out for themselves. We challenge them and guide them to the correct use of the language, but we also force them to think through things as they learn.
Only use the target language: Our goal is to not have the students translating from their mother tongue but to learn instead to think in the foreign language. When a person learned their first language, there was no translation from another language; they had nothing to base it on. The direct method approach believes in trying to mimic first language acquisition.