Michel Thomas Method

  • by Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by Michel Thomas
  • 2 hrs and 1 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 German 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 German in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself.

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

You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably.This is the first two hours of the eight-hour German Foundation Course. In this original, ground-breaking studio recording, join Michel Thomas himself, linguist, psychologist, and language teacher to the stars, 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 session.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)
"Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life: it was unforgettable." (Emma Thompson)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good, but the sighs. . .

Would you listen to Michel Thomas Method again? Why?

I speak German, but my husband wants to learn the basics so I bought this for him. The Michel Thomas Method is a great way to pick up the basics of language structure along with a handful of vocabulary.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The instructor on this one had to spend too much time teaching the students to pronounce the words ich, mich & nicht. The male student's sighs and huffs distracted from the lesson.

Any additional comments?

The only problem I've noticed is that this teaches only the formal address (Sie) and not the informal (du), at least in the introductory course. However, I understand that the format used actually simplifies the language and makes it easier to learn.

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- Heather

Not for me

I listened to the first 20 minutes before I had to turn it off. Mr. Thomas' voice has an accent, and some of his English isn't clear; how can I expect his German to be clearer? He also speaks haltingly, as if he's busy doing something else on the side. Might have benefited from sticking to a script. There was also the "don't memorize anything" vs "here are three letter strings to remember". Paul Noble does this far better and in digestible chunks. I did understand the two students clearly, better than Mr. Thomas, but I didn't feel confident that this was the best option for me.
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- M. Warren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2007
  • Publisher: Michel Thomas