Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian in the same way.
This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Italian Foundation Course. In this original, ground-breaking studio recording, join Michel Thomas himself, linguist, psychologist, and language teacher to the stars, and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the session.Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.
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"A genuinely new way of learning a language." (Daily Mail)
"Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed." (The Guardian)
"Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life: it was unforgettable." (Emma Thompson)
Surprisingly effective, although I would worry that the style of teaching is limited; Michael Thomas says things like 'posso' = I can, but this might mean that one has trouble with any verb / noun that he hasn't explicitly taught you. I also don't think the level is particularly high, but it must be good if you have never encountered the language before.
Have a native speaker - this is simple.
My Italian friend howled with laughter at Michel Thomas' "Italian" accent. She said that if I spoke like that in Genoa I'd be laughed at - and she was right!
Please change this to a NATIVE Italian speaker: this is not a bad course per se, but the pronunciation is poor. I'd love to big this course up, but I trust mt Italian friends more than a publisher's sales spin.
"Good learning method, annoying verbalization"
I found the Michel Thomas method for teaching Italian to be more effective than other methods I have tried. However, I can only listen to this for a few minutes at a time, as I find the constant "chewing and smacking" noises made by Michel Thomas extremely annoying. The book would be more effective if those noises could be edited out.
"Good base to work from in the journey"
This covers a good base but not for beginners I believe. I will continue to the next in the series.
"Very good learninig method"
I found this to be a very effective and interactive learning method.
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