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This is a sample of the best-selling Michel Thomas Method Course, offering you a fast-track introduction to Spanish.
Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Spanish in the same way.

You'll stick with it because you'll love it.

  • Use the unique method perfected over 50 years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas.
  • This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Spanish in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself.
  • You learn through listening and speaking: without the pressure of writing or memorising.
  • You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably.

    Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.
  • ©2000 Thomas Keymaster Languages LLC

    Critic Reviews

    "A genuinely new way of learning a language." ( Daily Mail)
    "Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed." ( The Guardian)
    "Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life: it was unforgettable." (Emma Thompson)

    What members say

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    Interesting concept to learning a language.

    Would you consider the audio edition of Michel Thomas Method to be better than the print version?

    It is always better to hear it and say it.

    What other book might you compare Michel Thomas Method to and why?

    Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur. (Audio edition)

    What about Michel Thomas’s performance did you like?

    He was fine.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but I am not sure that hearing another student say the sentence incorrectly helps. So, I am not certain the addition of the students is needed.

    Any additional comments?

    The whole program is very expensive.

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    Encouraging

    This is a very encouraging start to learning a new language.

    As a sampler this is perfect because it does make me want to look for more by Michel Thomas. The twenty minutes passed very quickly.

    The bad: The first time the tone sounded to indicate I should speak or listen to one of his students, I nearly jumped out of my skin. It is loud.

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    Wow

    In that short period of time!! I look forward to purchasing the full versions one day soon.
    It make sentence construction not so hard. It all makes sense. His tone of voice, his way, even hearing the mistakes of the other "learners" has a way of making it all stick!

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    • 06-03-15

    Great Learning System!

    If you could sum up Michel Thomas Method in three words, what would they be?

    Great Learning System!

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Michel Thomas Method?

    I enjoyed how he would say a word in Español and I would understand because he takes words similar in English and translates them to Español.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like Michel Thomas' accent. It makes you want to pay attention.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it is best in sections. Started the full series and it comes with a PDF and an outline that is very nice to correlate with each lesson. It works for my attention span! 20 minutes or so for each section.

    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I did not like was that a beep is given after every question he asks.

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    Best language instruction out there bar none!

    What did you love best about Michel Thomas Method?

    The method works amazingly well. I love the two students, they make me feel smart as all heck! The tone is just fine, it is loud to make you stop and figure out what to say; it makes you stop and think.

    What I love is that is a few minutes Michel proves to you that you know a lot of Spanish words already just by converting hundreds of words to their similar Spanish pronunciation!

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Michel Thomas Method?

    When in just a few minutes of listening I ended up creating 15 and more word long sentences. This totally builds confidence and shocks me with how much I really already know.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Shocked me into realizing I actually could become fluent in Spanish!

    Any additional comments?

    I will buy the whole Spanish series and when I finish I am going to learn Mandarin Chinese with Michel!!!

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    Not Suited for the Ear

    Alas, the tone directing listeners to turn off listening devices and practice the phrase is much too loud. But the audio needs to be high enough to catch small details of pronunciatiation. This single production failure makes the program worthless to me.
    Additionally, I don't like hearing other student errors. I'd rather hear other competent speakers.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    • Sally
    • 12-11-11

    Spanish by Michel Thomas

    This sample is excellent. I would like to buy the full course but can't find it when I search on the Audible site.Why offer the sample if the actual course isn't available?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Chris
    • 07-14-16

    Makes my skin crawl the sound of saliva

    The constant sound of his saliva in his mouth off puts what would be a good learning method for me!!! Vom!

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    • KG
    • 03-12-16

    Great course

    I've actually got the full course from Michel Thomas, it's really effective. Very easy to listen to in the car.

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    • Mrs. DS
    • 07-07-14

    Explanation of renowned language teacher's method

    If you could sum up Michel Thomas Method in three words, what would they be?

    Sounds so easy

    What did you like best about this story?

    Seems like a very charismatic teacher

    What does Michel Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Michel Thomas is vital to understanding his method

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes

    Any additional comments?

    Very tempted to purchase one of his books

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    • Gadget Queen
    • 03-24-14

    Great, going to buy the full version.

    If you could sum up Michel Thomas Method in three words, what would they be?

    Easy as 1,2,3

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Michel Thomas Method?

    Being able to say the whole sentence at the end and remembering days later without trying :D

    What three words best describe Michel Thomas’s performance?

    Confident, relaxing and reassuring

    Any additional comments?

    At first I thought I would struggle with Michel Thomas's performance as I thought he might be difficult to understand. After listening a few times I found him to be relaxing and this made it easier for me to learn. You feel like you are all sat in a room together just having a chat. I tried to learn Spanish twenty years ago when working in the USA and Caribbean but found it too fast past. We are moving to florida next year so I want to learn again, after listening to the sample I feel confident that with the full version I can be fluent by next year.

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    • S
    • 12-07-13

    Good intro into method

    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is more an overview of the method and background to this approach rather than a 20-minutes of practice/have-a-go opportunity. The majority of the other language taster downloads from Michel Thomas are the same.It is very good at explaining the method but I think that could have been demonstrated for 20-minutes rather than talked about.

    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The method itself, finding similar or familiar words.

    Which character – as performed by Michel Thomas – was your favourite?

    N/a

    Did Michel Thomas Method inspire you to do anything?

    I have used some vouchers I had to purchase the French set.

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    • Una
    • 03-26-09

    Michel Thomas Method: Spanish Course Sample

    Very easy to follow and gives a sense of early understanding and progression. Learning a new language seems achievable and I will definitely purchase the course and become proficient in Spanish!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful