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Michel Thomas Intermediate Italian (Perfect Italian) CDs

Michel Thomas

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John Murray
24 January 2019
Language self-study texts; Language learning: audio-visual & multimedia; Languages & ESL; Italian - Advanced Self-Study; Italian - Listening Skills; Italian - Speaking Skills; Italian - Languages
'The thrill is that you're actually figuring it out on your own. You're engaging with another language, not just parroting it... It's an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.' - New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.

* Improve your Italian naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress * Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing * Build up your Italian in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?

'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel Thomas Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These 'building blocks' are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don't forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.

HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?

'All stress inhibits true and effective learning' - Michel Thomas During the course, you will join Michel Thomas and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct complex phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 15-20 hours. By the end of the course, you will have a solid working knowledge of Italian and be able to express yourself confidently in a variety of situations.

WHAT WI
By:   Michel Thomas
Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   170g
ISBN:   9781473692848
ISBN 10:   1473692849
Series:   Michel Thomas Method
Publication Date:   24 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Italian
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michel Thomas (1914-2005) lived an extraordinary life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in labour camps. At the end of the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. Languages, being his strength and passion, became the focus of the next 50 years of his life that he spent developing a method he hoped would change the way we teach and learn - so that everyone could succeed. He developed this method 'that works with the brain'.

Reviews for Michel Thomas Intermediate Italian (Perfect Italian) CDs

The thrill is that you're actually figuring it out on your own. You're engaging with another language, not just parroting it... It's an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis. - New Yorker, from Easy, Tiger, Language Lessons on the Road (July 4, 2011) I've used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I'm always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. The Michel Thomas Italian course organises verbs into logical groups which helps you pick them up fast. And perhaps more importantly, it shows you how to use this grammar to build useful sentences. I experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I've just understood what you've said to me in Spanish or you've just understood me! The nearest thing to painless learning - The Times A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages The most extraordinary learning experience of my life Thomas makes it simple - Sunday Times Works like a dream - Daily Telegraph


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