• Michel Thomas Method

  • French Introductory Course
  • By: Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michel Thomas
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Michel Thomas
  • 4.6 (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn French 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 French 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 French 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.
©2000 Thomas Keymaster Languages LLC; (P) Hodder and Stoughton
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Christine on 04-15-08

Better than the competition!

I was first a bit put off by the instructor's slow voice, but realized after listening to other audiobooks that this method is fantastic! in two days I learned so much, without any effort at all. I am currently listening to 'in flight french', which is absolutely no comparison with the michel thomas method. The only problem with this book is that two novice french students are used; not an issue on its own but the female student in this book comes across as very dumb... she mispronounces things, and makes mistakes too often. I wondered whether this was part of the plan; learn from her mistakes. However, i wish they would have used slightly more advanced students instead of total beginners.
The book is overall fantastic though, and any novice to French will find it useful. I studied french in high school and didn't remember a thing, but it's coming back to me now thanks to this book. I just wish it were longer!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By Patricia on 10-16-09

without thought

rated with 2 stars because the female student in this audio is a strong issue of distraction borderline giving the experience a negative atmospher. Just to be aware of it.

Do you learn from this audio as easily as Michel Thomas states you can (yes)... yes you do learn. Listen to his suggestions/guidelines on how to use this audio without the drilling, or trying to think too hard.

Just a few short sessions I find myself having the French words pop into my head to answer daily activities of interaction before I realize I am doing it.. And that is the type of free accepting learning I wanted. That your mind just knows and responds in French without thinking...

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By Stir on 01-26-11

Very clever method, very useful book

I bought this audio book on a whim as I have wanted to learn French for a while - even though I dropped it a 'O'-level in 1976. I had always found French lessons hard work - this book opened my eyes to how simple it can be: 60% of the English vocabulary is broadly the same as French - how cool is that? One immediately has a significant French vocabulary. Very clear method and I find myself enjoying it - and I can speak half reasonable conversational French within a couple of days.
Highly recommended .

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By Sojourner on 01-19-10

At last, a language course that worked...

My wife struggled and struggled with various French courses, both at adult classes and also with several video and/or audiobook sets. Nothing worked for her until I bought her the Michel Thomas course. His approach is quite different from other courses and enabled her, for the first time, not only to communicate with others in French but to enjoy the learning process. I'd recommend it to anyone who has tried other courses only to give up.

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