Bidirectional translation

The technique in which a learner uses his own mother tongue as a crutch to develop an initial understanding of a second language. This is done by using a bilingual book, and translating the text in one’s mother tongue into the second language in order to figure out the basic structure of the new language. The method is based on the principle of Spaced Time Repetition, using a balance of reviews and recall to understand, memorize and absorb not only the elements of the language (vocabulary) but also the way these elements combine to form sentences.