Following the huge success of Total and Perfect Italian with Michel Thomas, this course is suitable for anyone who has a basic knowledge of Italian and wants to brush up their language skills. This stress-free, all-audio method is a genuinely new way of learning a language.
No books. No writing. No memorizing.
- Guaranteed success. Speak and understand perfectly
- Incredible progress. Get what you want, fast
- Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying
Stress-free audio learning
Michel Thomas teaches you through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, each language is learned in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization.
How it works:
- Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening
- Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together
- Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally
Learn another language the way you learned your own
You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Italian in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.
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.
What's in the Course?
Masterclass Italian with the Michel Thomas Method provides two hours of teaching over two CDs.
Learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions
In Masterclass Italian, Michel widens your vocabulary and teaches authentic phrases and expressions in a one-to-one seminar. The two-hour Masterclass enables you to express yourself more fully by teaching idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating.
Consolidate what you know and pick up new language-learning skills
Masterclass Italian consolidates everything you've learned in the Total and Perfect courses. Or if you're new to Michel Thomas, this course is ideal for brushing up your language skills. In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly. He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in slave labour camps. At the end of the the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. For more than 50 years he taught languages to the rich and famous and was the world's most sought-after language teacher.
"For the first time, trying to speak Italian was fun, not frustrating" — TES
"Five minutes in and you already feel like you're winning" — Time Out
"The nearest thing to painless learning" — The Times
"A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages" — Stephen Fry
"The most extraordinary experience of my life" — Emma Thompson
"Thomas makes it simple" — Sunday Times
"Works like a dream" — Daily Telegraph
"Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed" — The Guardian