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Michel Thomas French Vocabulary Course CDs

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John Murray
24 January 2019
'I will build the foundation of the house, but it's up to you to decorate it.'

Michel Thomas

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 French naturally and unforgettably, without strain
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your French in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself

How does it work?

Learning vocabulary is notoriously difficult if attempted in the traditional way - with long lists and hours of memorization. With the Michel Thomas Method, new words and phrases are presented in such a way that they cannot be forgotten. In this five-hour phase-two course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Helene Lewis introduces over 1,000 carefully chosen 'power words,' including verbs and everyday phrases. Learning alongside two genuine students, you will exponentially build up your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know.

What's new?

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

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?

French Vocabulary Course comprises 5 course CDs. The booklet is available to download from
*Note that the course content is the same as the previously entitled French Vocabulary Builder+ course, but does not inclu
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Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   153g
ISBN:   9781473692732
ISBN 10:   1473692733
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helene Lewis studied English, French and Russian in Paris and Edinburgh. She was Head of the International Programmes Academic Group at Bournemouth University where she taught French, communication skills and international personal development. She worked for many years in lexicography and has also co-authored a number of textbooks. Her main interests are in teaching foreign languages to non-specialists, developing materials for independent study and e-learning.

Reviews for Michel Thomas French Vocabulary Course 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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