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German With Michel Thomas,
This review is from: German With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD (Audio CD)
I've spent a lot of money trying to learn German. I've been to various classes, I've got books, flash cards and computer programmes. If spending money made you speak German I'd be fluent.
The reason I've been slow to learn is that I don't find the time to use all these learning aids - I buy them and put them in the cupboard to gather dust. There are two things about the Michel Thomas CD course that make it work for me: First, I can put the CD on in my car whilst I'm driving around and all I have to do is listen. Secondly everything is repeated ten thousand times and if there's one thing I seem to need to learn language it's repetition. By the time I'd driven to work and back half a dozen times I knew a CD backwards and could move onto the next one.
Michel Thomas rambles on a bit (especially at the beginning of the first CD) and frequently gets annoyed at his inept students but if you can cope with this it will teach you a little bit of German very thoroughly.
True it's expensive but so were all the books I bought and didn't read - at least I got something out of this course.
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Initial post: 2 Sep 2012 12:18:25 BDT
John Gammon says:
Having failed with language learning in the past, but having done quite well with the Michel Thomas set, I can suggest two things. One, you have to put the time in. Two, it's easier to learn if you have some motivation - such as a holiday or a job coming up.
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