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.
Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of French and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This one-hour 'taster' course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation French course and will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.
This new edition includes remastered audio.
How does it work?
During the 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. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. 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'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.
What's in the Course?*
Start French comprises one audio CD. It is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation French course. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.
*Note that the course content is the same as the previous Start French edition, but contains remastered audio.
Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.
Where do I go next?
Foundation French (ISBN: 9781473691667) follows on from the Start French course with seven audio CDs and two audio review CDs.
What learners are saying
I 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! -Peter LOVSTROM , Actor, 2017
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
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