Michel Thomas Method

  • by Harold Goodman
  • Narrated by Harold Goodman
  • 2 hrs and 31 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 Mandarin Chinese 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 Mandarin Chinese 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 Mandarin Chinese Foundation Course. Join teacher Harold Goodman, native speaker Jingtao Deng 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)
"Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life: it was unforgettable." (Emma Thompson)


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Customer Reviews

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Great way to learn Chinese

I barely survived French in high school, so I thought there was no way I would really be able to learn a language, but eventually my curiosity and interest got the best of me and I decided to try Chinese since it is structurally easier to learn. Using the Michel Thomas method was a good choice, since I now have a basic understanding of Chinese and would be able to form some basic sentences.

The only downside to the course is that it's so short. Hopefully the full Foundation course can be made available to download. Also, you will not get much vocabulary from this method, but that's okay because once you know how to put things together, you can easily learn new words as you need them and include them in your speech.

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- Gordon


This is the best Mandarin instruction I've come across; the method is very effective. I've tried Earworms, and a few others (not from Audible). The patience and thoroughness of the course really do make it effortless.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2007
  • Publisher: Michel Thomas