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Start French (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method) [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Michel Thomas
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Book Description

29 April 2011 1444133012 978-1444133011 Unabridged

Speak French - Instantly.

No books. No writing. No memorizing.

Learn 50 essential words at the heart of French and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour introduction to the Michel Thomas method will have you speaking real French straight away. There are no books, no pens, and no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.

- Guaranteed success. Speak and understand perfectly

- Incredible progress. Get what you want, fast

- Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying

How it Works:

Learn another language the way you learned your own

You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn French in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your French in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.

Learn Anywhere

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.

What's in the Course?

Start French with the Michel Thomas Method provides an hour's teaching on one CD.

The Perfect Introduction

Start French with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total French with the Michel Thomas Method. (Total is the classic Michel Thomas Method course, now enhanced with extra vocabulary, on-screen learning, and exercises.) You will join Michel and two students in a live lesson and within the one 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 course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak many essentials of French.

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Understand the various Michel Thomas levels [PDF]
  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; Unabridged edition (29 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444133012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444133011
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The nearest thing to painless learning" (The Times)

"A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages" (Stephen Fry)

"The most extraordinary experience of my life" (Emma Thompson)

"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)

"I've tried many courses including Rosetta Stone but I've finally found a language method that works. I'm doing the French course and I can now hold a decent conversation with my parents' neighbors in France!" (Aubrey Parsons, Michel Thomas Method customer)

Book Description

Guaranteed success, incredible progress and absolute confidence in French.

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Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good... 9 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
fantastic start to French.... makes a lot of sense to learn in this way.
if you were a child this is how you would learn.....
the method is very good for people who dont learn languages well out of text books.
for me this is perfect and i have already learnt plenty of words and phrases from this CD
I will definitely buy the next levels....

only thing which bugged me a little , is Michel's French accent... urgh!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars French for beginners 3 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Have startred learning French again. Did it at school when I was 11 until 13! Always enjoyed it. Now 66 and thought I would have another go at it. I bought the Michel Thomas starter CD and it is very good. He demystifies French. I am also going to French lesson but think I am considering getting the next CD in the series.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Books, No Writing.. but it WORKS. 4 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
After hearing a lot of very good reviews on this product, I decided to purchase the Start French product. I was a bit hesitant at first because of the "No Books, No Writing" part and that it was 100% Audio (being able to read and write things I learn is a big thing for me because I'm more of a Visual Learner), however, to my surprise I managed to understand how the French Language works the more and more I listen to the individual tracks on the CD.. along the way, the Teacher provides brief but on point and EXTREMELY important information regarding pronunciation, it is especially helpful because a lot of French words have the same spelling in English but have different pronunciations!

After listening to just the first 5 Tracks, I have realised that I have managed to absorb EVERYTHING learnt so far without even realising it for myself (if that makes sense), I just somehow KNEW what to say out loud; but the bigger picture is I didn't even need to "memorise" everything the Teacher on the CD teaches me, he just gives me the right tools (some really useful Vocabulary) and I feel that I was given the opportunity to use my head and seriously think about how to say this and that using the Vocabulary that was provided. Gradually, as the Tracks are played one by one, the Vocabulary builds and thus allows me to make longer and more detailed sentences in French!

I can admit that I have not yet listened to the whole CD yet and people may think it a bit too early to write a review, but I wanted to write this particular review in order to stress the fact that only by listening to the first 5 Tracks on the CD, already I felt confident to play around with the Vocabulary and say sentences in French that wasn't actually taught to me on the CD.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars French cd. Michel Thomas 28 May 2011
By J H
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
excellent intro to spoken French.
A much more natural way of speaking another language.
Was recommended to me by an English friend who lived in France for some years and is fluent in French speaking.
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48 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 9 Feb 2012
By Dean Allison VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this product as a taster, I just played it in the car to and from work and within a few weeks I could easily recite the whole CD in Fench! (en Francois).

I was so impressed I bought the main set of CD's, now this is my only gripe. The CD in this box actually contains almost all the information in the first two Cd's of the main box set.

My point is if you are serious about learning french buy the main box set.

I have tried other sets but found this the easiest to use and pick up, moving through the CD's is a great motivator and I am learning whilst driving, no wasted time.

Tres Bon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I haven't listened to it all yet - but it has helped make sense of certain French rules and how the words are spoken. I particularly like the fact that he starts with a lot of words which are the same in French and English. It gives an easy hook. It has made me feel more confident speaking French in France.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 Dec 2013
By Carol
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are wanting to practice speaking this is the CD I would get. Every person has their own way of learning but the Michel Thomas works for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars overcoming a failure in my youth 22 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
having failed to learn a language in my school days, or in the many years between, I decided I would learn French in my retirement years. Really enjoying this so far. I will probably follow this up with his other French courses.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good for beginners
Published 12 hours ago by Shelley Venn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intro to french
Good intro to French. I like the style of teaching but it's not for everyone. As with any learning it is about persevering. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kirstie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Very funny and addictive learning made fun!
Published 2 days ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really good! could have done with this years ago.
Published 17 days ago by monty
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good but it is unclear where to go next as ...
Very good but it is unclear where to go next as "Advanced French" (bought at the same time) is much further on than "Start French" (both by Michel Thomas)
Published 20 days ago by R GILHEANY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 24 days ago by M. Casperd
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastique!
Got on really well with this. I am now going to purchase the full French course.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. R. A. Garratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick started my ambition to be more fluent in french.
Brought back many memories of 1st year french. I was quite surprised how much I remembered. I have now bought "Total French" and am thoroughly enjoying re-learning and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr W Metcalf
5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend this item
An easy and enjoyable way to learn a language
Published 1 month ago by Ann Buckley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really good and not difficult to make good progress. The one draw back, Michaels accent!
Published 1 month ago by Joe Deery
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