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Start Italian (Learn Italian with the Michel Thomas Method)

Michel Thomas

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Italian, Grammar & vocabulary, Language learning: audio-visual & multimedia, Language learning: specific skills, Speaking / pronunciation skills, Prose: non-fiction

The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding basic Italian 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.

'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, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning Italian with the Michel Thomas Method
Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
This Taster course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation Italian course. Within this first hour you will learn 50 essential words of Italian thanks to the Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas.

* Pick up Italian naturally and unforgettably without strain
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Italian in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Italian course with confidence in the method.

WHAT'S NEW?
This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These 'building blocks' are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don't forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.

HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
'All stress inhibits true and effective learning' - Michel Thomas

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

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Praise for Start Italian (Learn Italian with the Michel Thomas Method)

  • 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

  • '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

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