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Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method

By Michel Thomas

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Format: CD-Audio, Unabridged edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 29 April 2011
Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of French and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to French with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak. How does it work? During the course, you will join Michel and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. Why is the method so successful? The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Where do I go next? After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total French course, which includes 8 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect French follows on from the Total course with 10 hours of audio and a practice CD- ROM. Learn anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.

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Guaranteed success, incredible progress and absolute confidence in French.

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Guaranteed success, incredible progress and absolute confidence in French.

About the Author

Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in slave labour camps. At the end of the the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. For more than 50 years he taught languages to the rich and famous and was the world's most sought-after language teacher.


"I've tried many courses including Rosetta Stone but I've finally found a language method that works. I'm doing the French course and I can now hold a decent conversation with my parents' neighbors in France!" * Aubrey Parsons, Michel Thomas Method customer * "Five minutes in and you already feel like you're winning" * Time Out * "Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed" * The Guardian * "Works like a dream" * Daily Telegraph * "Thomas makes it simple" * Sunday Times * "The most extraordinary experience of my life" * Emma Thompson * "A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages" * Stephen Fry * "The nearest thing to painless learning" * The Times *

EAN: 9781444133011
ISBN: 1444133012
Publisher: John Murray Learning
Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.4 x 2.9 centimetres (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Greta Christensen on
The course starts with french/english cognates and integrates them into phrases which allows the listener to rapidly build their vocabulary without much effort. The only minor draw back of this product is that at times you will need to pause the audio whilst you piece the longer phrases (which I found pretty annoying). I think perhaps the audio could have been edited just to allow the listener a moment to answer the teacher before the two 'students' do so. In saying that, this learning system actually works and the course is great value for money.
Greg Gordon on
I strongly recommend this course. It is the best French course I have done, better than attending French language classes..
Puay Yam Chong on
Start French with Michel Thomas is interesting. I listened to it several times. I hope I can find time to listen and to learn from this teaching programme. Thank you
Anne Stowe on
This CD for beginners is worth purchasing! I have it in my car and when travelling even to local shopping centres! Have picked up the language very quickly.
Bette Prange on
This has been an excellent introduction to the Michel Thomas method to learning French.
Shorter and cheaper version than the whole program
Very prompt delivery.

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