The original no-pens, no-books, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding Modern Standard Arabic in just a couple of hours. The revolutionary Michel Thomas Method has helped over 5 million people learn a language.
Learn over 20 essential words at the heart of Modern Standard Arabic and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Modern Standard Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.
How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Jane Wightwick, native speaker Mahmoud Gaafar and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
Why is the method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly.
Where do I go next?
Start Modern Standard Arabic provides a one hour 'taster' of the eight hour Foundation Modern Standard Arabic course (ISBN: 9781473658875)
Ideal for any business traveller who needs to be able to get around confidently. - Sunday Business
Moving along at a relaxed, slow pace, punctuated by amusing anecdotes and jokes from the teacher, the new words, phrases and language rules are gently introduced and reinforced through subtle repetition without ever being tedious. In fact, despite a distinct emphasis on non-work, the course proves very effective and enjoyable, and its format is ideal for learning anywhere you like. So, if you only want to learn to speak the language, this course is highly recommended. - Top Real Travel Product, Real Travel
A great way to learn; it's fast and it lasts - The Daily Telegraph
Five minutes into the first CD, you already feel like you're winning - Time Out
Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed. - The Guardian
Thomas makes it simple - Sunday Times
Michel's methods will teach you effectively and easily - Daily Star
Hugely inspiring - Red