Michel Thomas Method

  • by Michel Thomas Method
  • 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Polish in the same way.

You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
Use the unique method perfected over 50 years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas.

This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Polish in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself.

You learn through listening and speaking: without the pressure of writing or memorising.

You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Polish Foundation Course. Join teacher Cobie Adkins-de Jong and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.
Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.


What the Critics Say

"A genuinely new way of learning a language." (Daily Mail)
"Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed." (The Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

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Same Michel Thomas method, more relaxed delivery

Great intuitive method for teaching languages, although I never thought I'd miss Michel Thomas spending an hour getting more audibly frustrated with students. (If you've never heard his other tapes, they're great.)

A little harder to remember some words than his insistent delivery, but the teacher has a lot of great asides to explain the more confusing points of Polish grammar. Easiest Polish course I've ever taken.
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- Marissa Blaszko


What disappointed you about Michel Thomas Method?

perhaps it's just the method that is terrible... 2.5 hrs of lesson.. only 1 hour of actual learning. the rest is the "teacher" correcting the "students'" incorrect pronunciation or word choice or explaining how Polish is a positive language. Teacher speaks in English after teaching you the words in Polish.. then the students are asked to say the phrase in Polish.. 1 out of every 3 times they say it either completely wrong or mispronounced. Unfortunately you have already repeated their incorrect pronunciation. (so you just learned it wrong)

If you learn well from a classroom environment.. teacher standing at the front of the class quizzing clueless students in language then, hey... this is for you. If not.. then please stay the hell away from this book.

Jolanta the narrator does a good job clearly pronouncing the words.

Would you ever listen to anything by Michel Thomas Method again?

Never.. ever .. again...

How could the performance have been better?

Do not allow the "students" to mispronounce or incorrectly phrase the words translated.
Focus less on learning how to say words like Tragic to explain form and stick with things a user need for an introductory class like... "I am hungry, where is a restaurant.", "where is the bus", "where is the consulate", "Can you help me"

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

having listened to several other Polish language courses I have to compare them to this one and I want to say No .. zero redeeming qualities. but, perhaps the fact that the listener will learn masculine vs feminine phrasing so there's that.

Any additional comments?

don't waste so much time with correcting students.. If I want to hear words mispronounced I can listen to myself repeating them.

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- Jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2008
  • Publisher: Michel Thomas