SELECT A FRENCH COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

About French

French is spoken by about 350 million people. It is an official language in 29 countries and commonly used in many others. French is one of the official languages of the United Nations and is the second most-studied foreign language in the world after English. Did you know that more than a third of all English words are derived directly or indirectly from French? So the chances are English speakers who have never studied French probably know 15,000 French words already!

Start French

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK FRENCH NATURALLY

This 1-hour digital taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of French and how to put them together to make yourself understood. From the very beginning you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself. During the course, you will join Michel Thomas himself and 2 students in a live lesson. The course will take about 3-4 hours to complete and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app. It is the first hour of the Foundation course.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Start French

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Foundation French

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK FRENCH NATURALLY

This 8-hour beginner digital course will give you significant results in a remarkably short period of time, with no books, exercises, memorizing or homework. You will join Michel himself and 2 students as they learn in real time, becoming the third member of the class and experiencing the excitement of learning a language as if by magic. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic French. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

This course incorporates the Start course.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Foundation French

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Language Builder French

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK FRENCH NATURALLY

Language Builder French for improving students will widen your vocabulary and teach authentic phrases and expressions in a one-to-one seminar. You will be able to express yourself more fully with idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating. This course consolidates everything you’ve learned in the Start and Foundation courses. Or, if you’re new to Michel Thomas, it’s ideal for brushing up your language skills. In only a matter of hours, you will have a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Language Builder French

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Intermediate French

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK FRENCH NATURALLY

For anyone who has already completed, and enjoyed, Foundation French, the Intermediate French course will take your language learning to the next level. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you assimilate the language easily and don’t forget it. As with the earlier levels, the Michel Thomas Method in Intermediate French breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences, improving your conversational French, as well as your grammar and vocabulary. This digital course will be completed in 15-20 hours and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Intermediate French

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

French Vocabulary

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK FRENCH NATURALLY

In this 5-hour intermediate digital course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Hélène Lewis introduces over 1,000 new words, verbs and everyday phrases through essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps. Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorize, this Michel Thomas Method-based course allows you to extend your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know, introducing you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, pronounce and understand French. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Hélène Lewis

Hélène 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 co-authored a number of textbooks.

Hélène Lewis

Hélène 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 co-authored a number of textbooks.

Insider’s French

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK FRENCH NATURALLY

This French conversation course is ideal for those following on from Foundation or Intermediate levels. It will advance your overall fluency, listening comprehension and conversation skills, expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar. Through authentic, lively conversations around engaging topics, this course focuses on the colloquial language and conversation strategies used by native French speakers so that you can fit in and communicate more naturally. It offers support for pronunciation and intonation to help you express yourself, with cultural insights into the unspoken rules of the language. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Akshay Bakaya

Akshay Bakaya has lived in Paris since 1984 and has taught languages – Hindi, English, and French – at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Sciences Po, Paris, the French foreign office and the International School of Paris.

Akshay Bakaya

Akshay Bakaya has lived in Paris since 1984 and has taught languages – Hindi, English, and French – at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Sciences Po, Paris, the French foreign office and the International School of Paris.