The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding Japanese in weeks, not years. The revolutionary, stress-free Michel Thomas Method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. It has helped over 5 million people learn a language.
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas. The method works in tune with how the brain prefers to receive, store and then retrieve information. You'll stick with it, because you'll love it.
* Improve your Japanese naturally and unforgettably, without strain
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Japanese in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
How does it work?
During this five-hour lesson, taught by Michel Thomas, you will rapidly improve your Japanese along with two students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Japanese . You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 10-15 hours.
Why is it so successful?
'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel Thomas
Michel Thomas believed that the greatest barrier to any form of learning was stress: stress from worrying about remembering what you are being taught, stress from being afraid to make a mistake, stress from failing.
With the Michel Thomas Method, all the attention is focused on removing stress and tension from the learning environment. The teacher takes on full responsibility for your understanding, and therefore your remembering, of what is being taught. In fact, the Michel Thomas Method forbids you from trying to memorize. There's no writing, no books, no homework.
The Michel Thomas Method works by stripping away all inessential language and breaking down the most important language into its component parts. Crystal-clear building blocks are then presented, and only when they are absorbed and understood is the next piece of the puzzle introduced, enabling you to reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want.
What's in the Course?*
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE comprises 5 course CDs. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.
*Note that the course content is the same as the previous PERFECT JAPANESE edition; the JAPANESE VOCABULARY COURSE is now available to purchase separately.
Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.
What learners are saying
I experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue r
The thrill is that you're actually figuring it out on your own. You're engaging with another language, not just parroting it... It's an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis. - New Yorker, Easy, Tiger, Language Lessons on the Road
I've used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I'm always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. The Michel Thomas Italian course organises verbs into logical groups which helps you pick them up fast. And perhaps more importantly, it shows you how to use this grammar to build useful sentences. - www.joyoflanguages.com
experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I've just understood what you've said to me in Spanish or you've just understood me!
The nearest thing to painless learning. - The Times
A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages.
The most extraordinary learning experience of my life.
Thomas makes it simple. - Sunday Times
Works like a dream. - Daily Telegraph