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Michel Thomas Intermediate Japanese

Perfect Japanese CDs

Michel Thomas Helen Gilhooly Helen Gilhooly



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John Murray
13 June 2019
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas. The method works in tune with how the brain prefers to receive, store and then retrieve information. You'll stick with it, because you'll love it.
* Improve your Japanese naturally and unforgettably, without strain
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Japanese in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself

How does it work?

During this five-hour lesson, taught by Michel Thomas, you will rapidly improve your Japanese along with two students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Japanese . You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 10-15 hours.

Why is it so successful?

'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas believed that the greatest barrier to any form of learning was stress: stress from worrying about remembering what you are being taught, stress from being afraid to make a mistake, stress from failing.

With the Michel Thomas Method, all the attention is focused on removing stress and tension from the learning environment. The teacher takes on full responsibility for your understanding, and therefore your remembering, of what is being taught. In fact, the Michel Thomas Method forbids you from trying to memorize. There's no writing, no books, no homework.

The Michel Thomas Method works by stripping away all inessential language and breaking down the most important language into its component parts. Crystal-clear building blocks are then presented, and only when they are absorbed and understood is the next piece of the puzzle introduced, enabling you to reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want.

What's in the Course?

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE comprises 5 course CDs. The booklet is available to download from
*Note that the course content is the same as the previous PERFECT JAPANESE edition; the JAPANESE VOCABULARY COURSE is now available to purchase separately.

Learn anywhere

Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.

What learners are saying

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Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   169g
ISBN:   9781529300208
ISBN 10:   1529300207
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan, and has a PGCE and an MA in Japanese. She is a university teacher trainer, language materials writer and senior director at a specialist language college in the UK. Niamh Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in Dublin City University, where she has taught Japanese language and translation for over 20 years. She has lived and worked in Japan. Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing 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. For more than 50 years he taught languages to the rich and famous and was the world's most sought-after language teacher. After creating several courses of his own, he passed on his method so that other teachers might use it too.

Reviews for Michel Thomas Intermediate Japanese (Perfect Japanese) CDs

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 Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed - The Guardian Five minutes in and you already feel like you're winning - Time Out

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