The original no-pens, no-books, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding French in hours, not years. The revolutionary Michel Thomas Method has helped over 5 million people learn a language.
This Taster course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation French course. Within this first hour you will learn 50 essential words of French thanks to the Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas.
* Pick up French naturally and unforgettably without strain
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your French in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation French course with confidence in the method.
This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.
How does it work?
During this one-hour live course, you will join Michel Thomas and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. From the beginning you will be able to construct simple sentences, and you will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating as necessary, and completing the course within 3-4 hours.
Why is the Method 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?*
Start French comprises one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.
*Note that the course content is the same as the previous Start French edition, with remastered audio
Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.
What learners are saying
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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
Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed - The Guardian
Five minutes in and you already feel like you're winning - Time Out