Michel Thomas Method

  • by Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by Michel Thomas
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether you've tried unsuccessfully to learn a language in the past, or this is your first time speaking something other than your mother tongue, Michel Thomas's approach is clear, simple and surprisingly effective.
Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian 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 Italian 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 Italian 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

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Surprisingly Effective

Surprisingly effective, although I would worry that the style of teaching is limited; Michael Thomas says things like 'posso' = I can, but this might mean that one has trouble with any verb / noun that he hasn't explicitly taught you. I also don't think the level is particularly high, but it must be good if you have never encountered the language before.
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- May

My Italian friend burstout laughing

Would you try another book written by Michel Thomas or narrated by Michel Thomas?

Emphatically not.

Has Michel Thomas Method put you off other books in this genre?


How could the performance have been better?

Have a native speaker - this is simple.

What character would you cut from Michel Thomas Method?

Michel Thomas

Any additional comments?

My Italian friend howled with laughter at Michel Thomas' "Italian" accent. She said that if I spoke like that in Genoa I'd be laughed at - and she was right!
Please change this to a NATIVE Italian speaker: this is not a bad course per se, but the pronunciation is poor. I'd love to big this course up, but I trust mt Italian friends more than a publisher's sales spin.

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- Neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2007
  • Publisher: Michel Thomas