Learn Italian With the Michel Thomas Method
Grand Central Pub
Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of hours? The acclaimed audio-led Michel Thomas Method Foundation Italian course, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want.
This new edition includes remastered audio and a review course to let you quickly revise and consolidate your learning once you've completed the full course.
How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Italian. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
Why is the method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method 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. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly.
What's in the Course?*
Foundation Italian includes seven audio CDs and two audio review CDs to continue and consolidate your knowledge. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.
*Note that the course content is the same as the previously entitled Total Italian course, but the CD-ROM has been replaced with audio review CDs.
Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.
Where do I go next?
Intermediate Italian (ISBN: 9781473692848) follows on from the Foundation course with four audio CDs and two audio review CDs.