- Series: Deluxe Language Corses with Michel Thomas
- Audio CD
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 10, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071381651
- ISBN-13: 978-0071381659
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 94 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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French With Michel Thomas: The Fastest Way to Learn a Language (Deluxe Language Courses with Michel Thomas) 1st Edition
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"Ideal for any business traveller who needs to be able to get around confidently." -- Sunday Business "A great way to learn; it's fast and it lasts". -- The Daily Telegraph "Five minutes into the first CD, you already feel like you're winning." -- Time Out "Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed." -- The Guardian "Thomas makes it simple" -- Sunday Times "Michel's methods will teach you effectively and easily" -- Daily Star "Hugely inspiring" -- Red "Excellent for learning ... This entirely audio course is easy to use and quickly results in some useful ability in the new language. Great for the car." -- Adventure Travel "Moving along at a relaxed, slow pace, punctuated by amusing anecdotes and jokes from the teacher, the new words, phrases and language rules are gently introduced and reinforced through subtle repetition without ever being tedious. In fact, despite a distinct emphasis on non-work, the course proves very effective and enjoyable, and its format is ideal for learning anywhere you like. So, if you only want to learn to speak the language, this course is highly recommended." -- Top Real Travel Product, Real Travel 20080601 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
No books. No writing. No drills. And nothing to memorize—ever! With his unique program, Michel Thomas has taught French, Italian, Spanish, and German to celebrities, corporate leaders, and school children—with immediate and amazing results. Now, the Language Teacher to the Stars invites you to join his class!
- So effortless, natural, and stimulating is Michel's system for learning, once you get started you won't want to stop. You will learn in real time—fully understanding as you go along, turning words into short sentences, and then building them into longer, more complex sentences, until you are conversing in a foreign language.
- Immediately, you will feel the excitement of understanding and expressing yourself in French. Michel will have you formulating your own thoughts and sentences from the very beginning, even if you have never succeeded in learning a language before.
- This Deluxe Edition contains eight hours of instruction on 8 CDs. Starting as a beginner, you can progress to a level of language proficiency that will enable you to converse naturally and communicate comfortably in a wide variety of situations.
Michel has used this very method to teach celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Emma Thompson, Warren Beatty, and Princess Grace of Monaco.
At home or in the car—in any place and at any time—you can learn from a world-class language teacher and become one of Michel's star students today!
"As the newly nominated—and subsequently appointed—U.S. ambassador to France in 1989 I had to brush up my French in a hurry. Michel Thomas performed a minor miracle with his innovative, no-pain learning system. Merci beaucoup, Michel!" -- W. J. P. Curley, former U.S. Ambassador to France and Ireland
"Michel Thomas has developed a truly revolutionary method of language instruction. All you have to do is follow his lead: no memorization, homework, or stress. I was amazed by my success using Michel's method." -- Warren Keegan, Professor of Business at Pace University in New York
Top customer reviews
He uses mnemonic devices to help you remember words such as explaining where the root of the word originated. He also explains guidelines to go by and you can apply these rules 100% to other sentences. A light bulb went off for me when I understood the concepts. I've never been good at English grammar but have a very clear understanding of French sentence structure and how the verb conjugation works now...and he makes it easy and fun to learn!! You want to listen to more. I wish he had intermediate and advanced courses. I'd buy them in a second.
After listening to 2 CDs in French, I immediately ordered the German ones as well. It helps if people have had a course in pronunciation first before buying the CDs.
The only drawbacks are that the female student is REALLY annoying...she sounds like she smokes about 5 packs of cigs a day and has lost a huge amount of brain cells because of it....Also, he doesn't get into the past and future tense as much as I would have liked....BUT the program is so good and so worth it, you can overlook this after awhile.
Thank you Michel!! You saved me!!!
My wife, a Burmese native, is taking French Classes at the Alliance Francaise in the country we are residing. She has compltd 4 sessions of 10 weeks, with 2 hours classes 3 times a week, not to mention the 2 to 4 hours a day study. Being a French Canadian myself, I have been helping her with her studies from the beginning.The method used by the Alliance is everything but frindly user. I was considering getting a private tutor to help her with her stuies at the Alliance. now we do not think about getting a private tutor. I know what I am about to say might sound corny but Michel is her tutor,at any hours of th eday she wishes to, for a fraction of the price we would have paid.
To tell the truth, I was reluctant to purchase the method. The publicitiy did not convince me at all. I thought it was just another advertisement with promises that would fail to deliver. Nevertheless, as there was only one way to find out, I give it a try. Still at the beginning, when I heard Michel voice, with his mild foreign accent (English or else) on the CD, I was not impressed. I also though the method slightly simplistic. However, the resuts I saw with my wife improvements convinced me.
Remarks: it would have be nice to know that the 2 CDs from the "Speak French with Michel Thomas" are the first 2 CDs of the "French with Michel Thomas" DELUXE EDITION.