The Michel Thomas Method: How it Works


No books. No writing. No memorising. Just confidence – fast.

The Michel Thomas Method works by breaking a language down into its component parts, enabling you to reconstruct a language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. Because you learn the language in small steps, you can build it up yourself to produce ever more complicated sentences.

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This Method is 'in tune' with the way your brain works, so you assimilate it easily and don't forget it!

Stress-free, All-Audio Learning

Michel Thomas teaches you through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.'

With parallels to the way you learnt your own language, each language is learnt in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorisation.

A "Virtual" Classroom

The classroom situation on the recording lets you learn with others. You enjoy their success, and you learn from their mistakes. The students on the recordings are not reading from scripts and they have received no additional instruction or preparation – just the guidance you hear on the recording. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class.

New Visual Learning

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To reinforce what you've learned, the Total and Perfect courses now also offer interactive exercises for your PC or Mac. For the first time you can see words on screen – helping you read as well as speak a new language.

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There's No Such Thing as a Poor Student, Only a Poor Teacher.

This is a very important part of the Michel Thomas Method. Full responsibility for your learning lies with the teacher, not with you, the pupil. This helps to ensure that you can relax, and feel confident, so allowing you to learn effectively.

You will enjoy the Method as it creates real excitement – you can't wait to use the language!

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.

The Michel Thomas Method Range

THe Michel Thomas Method product range

The new Michel Thomas Method range guides you every step of the way from absolute beginner to total fluency. Discover the range.

"A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages"
Stephen Fry
"The most extraordinary learning experience of my life"
Emma Thompson
"Works like a dream"
Daily Telegraph
"The nearest thing to painless learning"
The Times
"Thomas makes it simple"
Sunday Times
"Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed"
Guardian
"Five minutes into the first CD and you already feel like you're winning"
Time Out
"For the first time, trying to speak Italian was fun, not frustrating"
TES
"A genuinely new way of learning a language"
Daily mail
"Hugely inspiring"
Red

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