SELECT A GERMAN COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

About German

German is spoken as a native language by around 105 million people. About a further 80 million people speak it as a second or foreign language. The standard language is called Hochdeutsch and this is the language taught in schools. But there are also many regional variants, especially in Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. German has considerable importance within the EU not only because of the number of speakers it has, but also because it is, along with French and English, one of the three procedural languages of the European Commission.

Start German

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK GERMAN 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 German 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 German

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 German

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK GERMAN NATURALLY

This 8-hour digital course for beginners 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 German. 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 German

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 German

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK GERMAN NATURALLY

Language Builder German for improving students will widen your vocabulary and teach authentic phrases and expressions in a one-to-one seminar. Almost as if you have been living with a German family in an immersive manner, you will quickly become able to express yourself more fully, using idiomatic phrases and expanding your vocabulary and your understanding of grammar. 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. 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 German

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 German

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK GERMAN NATURALLY

Designed for improving students, this course teaches in hours what it takes years to cover by conventional methods. Intermediate German gives you a comprehensive working knowledge of the language – all the tenses are taught and practised, and even the position of pronouns is made easy. Michel Thomas even points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and German and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know. Join 2 students as they learn in real time, and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic! You will complete the course in 15-20 hours. 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.

Intermediate German

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.

German Vocabulary

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK GERMAN NATURALLY

In this 5-hour intermediate digital course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Marion O’Dowd 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, the 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 German. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Marion O'Dowd

Marion O'Dowd grew up in a bilingual home, the daughter of a Viennese lawyer and a Polish-born mother. She studied German at Bristol University and then went on to do an MA in German and Theatre. She taught German and Drama for many years, enthusiastically embracing and incorporating Michel Thomas techniques.

Marion O'Dowd

Marion O'Dowd grew up in a bilingual home, the daughter of a Viennese lawyer and a Polish-born mother. She studied German at Bristol University and then went on to do an MA in German and Theatre. She taught German and Drama for many years, enthusiastically embracing and incorporating Michel Thomas techniques.

Insider’s German

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK GERMAN NATURALLY

This German 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 German 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.

Marion O'Dowd

Marion O'Dowd grew up in a bilingual home, the daughter of a Viennese lawyer and a Polish-born mother. She studied German at Bristol University and then went on to do an MA in German and Theatre. She taught German and Drama for many years, enthusiastically embracing and incorporating Michel Thomas techniques.

Marion O'Dowd

Marion O'Dowd grew up in a bilingual home, the daughter of a Viennese lawyer and a Polish-born mother. She studied German at Bristol University and then went on to do an MA in German and Theatre. She taught German and Drama for many years, enthusiastically embracing and incorporating Michel Thomas techniques.