'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.
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 www.michelthomas.com.
*Note that the course content is the same as the previously entitled French Vocabulary Builder+ course, but does not inclu
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Series: Michel Thomas Method
Publication Date: 24 January 2019
: Introduction: How this course came about, what it does and does not include, how it works, and how it is both faithful to and expands upon the Michel Thomas Language Courses : 1 WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW - COGNATES : Introduction : Transformation of adjectives ending in -ible : Transformation of adjectives ending in -able : Formation of adjectives ending in -able from -er verbs : Transformation of adjectives beginning with un- and in- : Formation of adjectives ending in -able from -oir , -re and -ir verbs : Transformation of adjectives and nouns ending in -ant : Transformation of adjectives and nouns ending in -ent : Transformation of nouns ending in -tion : Transformation of nouns ending in -sion : Transformation of nouns ending in -ance and -ence : Transformation of nouns ending in -er and -ist : Further transformation of nouns ending in -ance : Transformation of adverbs in -ly : Transformation of adjectives and nouns ending in -ary and -ory : Transformation of adjectives ending in -ive : Transformation of adjectives ending in -ous : Transformation of adjectives ending in -ic and -ical and nouns ending in -ic and -ics : Transformation of nouns ending in -ure : Transformation of nouns ending in -tude : Transformation of nouns ending in -ity : Further transformation of some nouns ending in -y : Transformation of nouns ending in -in and -ine : Transformation of adjectives ending in -ide : Transformation of nouns ending in -ism and -ist : Transformation of adjectives ending in -al : Conclusion. : 2 BEING ON THE RIGHT TRACK - VERBS : Introduction : Verbs in -er - present, imperfect and conditional : Verbs in -er - imperfect and perfect with etre and avoir : Etre en train de , etre sur le point de , venir de : Verbs in -ir of the ouvrir , sortir and venir types : Verbs in -ir of the finir ; en + present participle : Verbs in -re : Verbs in -uire and -ire : Everyday verbs and semi-idiomatic usages: prendre , dire : Further everyday verbs: boire , croire , faire , savoir and connaitre : Reflexive verbs. : 3 EVERYDAY EXPRESSIONS : Common constructions : verbs with a , de and sur : Vouloir dire : Expressions of time: depuis , pendant , il y a , en , dans , avant and apres : Talking about days of the week, months and seasons : Telling the time : Expressions of place: -ci and -la , loin and pres , a gauche and a droite , devant and derriere , dessus and dessous : Expressions of quantity : quelque , du , de la , the pronoun en , assez , la plupart de : Talking about numbers : Il faut : The pronoun y : Avoir and semi-idiomatic expressions : Etre and semi-idiomatic expressions : Using negatives: ne ... pas , ne ... plus , ne ... rien , ne ... personne , non ... plus , ni ... ni , ne ... que . : Adjective changing their meaning before the noun : ancien , certain , cher , propre : Making comparisons : Adding emphasis: voici and voila , c'est ... qui , ce qui , ce que : Using on : Talking about people: using gens and personnes : Talking about opposites : Giving approximations
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