Helen Gilhooly and Niamh Kelly - Total Japanese Foundation Course: Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method - Hodder & Stoughton

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Total Japanese Foundation Course: Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method

By Helen Gilhooly and Niamh Kelly

  • CD-Audio
  • £100.00

Join millions of people who have dramatically improved their language skills thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over fifty years by celebrated linguist Michel Thomas. Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework.

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 Total Japanese course, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want.

How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teachers Helen Gilhooly and Niamh Kelly, native speaker Mikiko Kurose 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 learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. 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?
Total Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 8 hours of audio on CD and a practice CD-ROM with interactive activities and assessment which should be done after the course and as a means of review.
*Note that the content is the same as the previously entitled Foundation course, but with the addition of a CD-ROM.

Learn anywhere
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?
Perfect Japanese follows on from the Total course with 5 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM.

Biographical Notes

Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan, and has a PGCE and an MA in Japanese. She is a university teacher trainer, language materials writer and senior director at a specialist language college in the UK. Dr Niamh Kelly is a lecturer in the Japanese Department at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Frenchy 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 labour camps. At the end of 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. After creating several courses of his own, he passed on his method so that other teachers might use it too.

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  • ISBN: 9781444792393
  • Publication date: 26 Dec 2014
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  • Imprint: John Murray Learning
The nearest thing to painless learning — The Times
A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages — Stephen Fry
The most extraordinary learning 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
Five minutes in and you already feel like you're winning — Time Out
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