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.
Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of hours? The acclaimed audio-led Michel Thomas Method Foundation French course, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want.
This new edition includes remastered audio and a review course to let you quickly revise and consolidate your learning once you've completed the full course.
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 will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic French. 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?*
Foundation French includes seven audio CDs and two audio review CDs to continue and consolidate your knowledge. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.
*Note that the course content is the same as the previously entitled Total French course, but the CD-ROM has been replaced with audio review CDs.
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?
Intermediate French (ISBN 9781473692725) follows on from the Foundation course with four 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
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