Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn French in the same way.
This is the first two hours of the eight-hour French Foundation Course. In this original, ground-breaking studio recording, join Michel Thomas himself, linguist, psychologist, and language teacher to the stars, and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the session.Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.
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"A genuinely new way of learning a language." (Daily Mail)
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"Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life: it was unforgettable." (Emma Thompson)
I was first a bit put off by the instructor's slow voice, but realized after listening to other audiobooks that this method is fantastic! in two days I learned so much, without any effort at all. I am currently listening to 'in flight french', which is absolutely no comparison with the michel thomas method. The only problem with this book is that two novice french students are used; not an issue on its own but the female student in this book comes across as very dumb... she mispronounces things, and makes mistakes too often. I wondered whether this was part of the plan; learn from her mistakes. However, i wish they would have used slightly more advanced students instead of total beginners.
The book is overall fantastic though, and any novice to French will find it useful. I studied french in high school and didn't remember a thing, but it's coming back to me now thanks to this book. I just wish it were longer!
I love this style of learning language - it teaches *functionality* so you feel like you might actually survive holidays in France!
rated with 2 stars because the female student in this audio is a strong issue of distraction borderline giving the experience a negative atmospher. Just to be aware of it.
Do you learn from this audio as easily as Michel Thomas states you can (yes)... yes you do learn. Listen to his suggestions/guidelines on how to use this audio without the drilling, or trying to think too hard.
Just a few short sessions I find myself having the French words pop into my head to answer daily activities of interaction before I realize I am doing it.. And that is the type of free accepting learning I wanted. That your mind just knows and responds in French without thinking...
The word association was very helpful to breakdown sentences. There was a sense of accomplishment by stringing all the new words together. Good intro course.
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