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

The best way to learn a new language

For those who have attempted to learn a new language and failed this is a completely different way of teaching. The onus here (as Michel says in the course) is in the teaching method of the language and not on the learner to learn and memorise the language. As a result the method is much more relaxed and so I feel the language is absorbed better - Michel is very adamant that you must not try to memorise. The course prompts you to (along with the other 2 students used to create a classroom environment) to think about the language and try to guess what a word or expression would be - instead of telling you first how to say it (Michel is also good at giving you just enough pointers to work it out while still giving you the feeling of working it out by yourself - great for confidence). There is also a brief explanation at the start of how the large part of English is based on German and how consanants "shifted" over time. This gives you a large vocabulary you thought you never had. The biggest bonus to this course I feel is that it is taught by Michel himself - having tried some of the "Michel Thomas method" courses I feel that Michel is a much better teacher than the others used in the more recent courses and has a much more engaging tone. However, I would still recommend all of the courses as the method really does work.
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- Steven

Not very helpful

I've recently been trying to learn some German to prepre for a summer holiday so downloaded this hoping to pick some up. My major problem with this guide is the voice of the teacher. I appreciate he may be an expert in language but I found his voice rather unpleasant to listen to. I really couldn't get past this hurdle and struggled through the tutorial. There are far better introductory courses out there.
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- James

Book Details

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