14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, but do the foundation course first..,
This review is from: Michel Thomas German Language Builder (Michel Thomas Series) (Audio CD)As another reviewer has said, Michel Thomas IS the language God. I'm doing a Berlitz German course here in Zurich, and it amazes me how much of what he (very clealy) taught me crops up in my advanced (Level 4 out of 7) course.
One tip though: do the 8-hour foundation course BEFORE doing this vocab course. This language builder course covers a LOT of vocab, thick and fast, and you may well find it overwhelming without doing the calmer-paced foundation course first.
Having said that, they are excellent courses, and THE best way to start learning a language.
Oh, and one other tip - amazon also sells a 5-CD language course "using the Michel Thomas" method. This claims to teach you 1,000 words. The problem is, it completely goes against his teaching principle, and is more of a "hit and run" approach to learning a language. Michel Thomas would be appalled. In a nutshell, if it hasn't got his face on the box, avoid it !