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Michel Thomas Start Italian CD

Michel Thomas

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John Murray
29 January 2019
Grammar & vocabulary; Language self-study texts; Language learning: audio-visual & multimedia; Speaking & pronunciation skills; Languages & ESL; Italian - Beginner 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 Italian 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.

This Taster course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation Italian course. Within this first hour you will learn 50 essential words of Italian thanks to the Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas.

* Pick up Italian naturally and unforgettably without strain * 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 * Progress to the full Foundation Italian course with confidence in the method.

WHAT'S NEW?

This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

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
By:   Michel Thomas
Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Height: 140mm,  Width: 125mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   44g
ISBN:   9781473692817
ISBN 10:   1473692814
Series:   Michel Thomas Method
Publication Date:   29 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Italian
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had 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 that he hoped would change the way we teach and learn - so that everyone could succeed. He developed this method 'that works with the brain'. After creating several courses of his own, he passed on his method so that other teachers might use it too.

Reviews for Michel Thomas Start Italian CD

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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