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"There's no such thing as a bad student--just a bad teacher." --Michel Thomas
No books. No writing. No drills. And nothing to memorize--ever! With his patented method, Michel Thomas has taught languages to top celebrities and--through his bestselling audio programs--more than a million everyday learners around the world. At the end of this five-CD advanced program, you will have acquired:
A powerful vocabulary
Increased comprehension skills
Don't try to memorize specific words or expressions. It is a basic principle of the Michel Thomas™ method that the responsibility for the student’s learning lies with the teacher. With Michel Thomas as your teacher, your learning will be based on understanding--and what you understand, you do not forget!
Included in this package:
5 audio CDs, including a review CD
Zippered travel case
Celebrities who have learned with the Michel Thomas™ method:
Princess Grace of Monaco
Emma Thompson . . . and many more
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Unlike other Italian programs, this one is not full of the same old stuff: vocabulary lists, phrases like "How much is customs?", and all the other filler you find everywhere. Instead, the teacher concentrates on getting you to use and understand verb tenses, particularly the more complex ones. He has a very unique teaching method, and it seems to be the most effective I've come across. When I first put in the cd, I thought I was going to return it. The guy sounds too old, his English is not THE most clear I've ever heard (compounded by his age, and probably dentures), but his teaching method rocks. I've been more impressed by this series than anything else I've listened to. I highly recommend it. Its the only thing "different" out there in the language genre.
I had Mr Thomas's first tapes, I listened and learned so much that I could speak when in Italy. Then I wanted to go forward and bought these. He is so organized, there is time to think the drills through and answer without the idea that you have to beat the clock. It is basic grammar made easy to understand. The foundation to speaking.
I also bought the Living Italian advanced after having used the beginning book until it fell apart. This combined with Mr Thomas makes me hopeful that I will be able to master this beautiful language. Now all I have to do is hope the dollar rises and the euro falls. I would recommend these tapes.
I guess you could say I am obsessed with learning Italian. I have been to Italy more than several times. I have a solid command of "tourist Italian." I wanted more. I was intrigued by the Michel Thomas method--understand the language rather than memorize verb endings. I was also impressed that he had been the teacher of so many Hollywood stars. I bought the beginner and advanced series. It is top notch. If you're willing to stick to it, and let's face it, you have to listen to each CD at least a few times for things to sink in, you find yourself automatically putting together words and phrases and speaking quite fluently in the present, imperfect, future, and conditional tenses. Without memorizing. Because he explains how the language developed, you find yourself remembering the verb endings. It is also interesting. The format of how the information is presented is also low key. He is the teacher, an excellent teacher, with two students. You are the third student in the...
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