Akshay Bakaya - Insider's French: Intermediate Conversation Course (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method) - Hodder & Stoughton

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Insider's French: Intermediate Conversation Course (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method)

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By Akshay Bakaya

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The revolutionary Michel Thomas Method has helped over 5 million people learn a language. Now available as an ebook with integrated audio, this Michel Thomas 'Phase 2' course is ideal for intermediate learners looking to improve their conversational French, grammar and vocabulary in authentic contexts.

Do you want to be able to express yourself in French with confidence and fluency?

Insider's French offers a genuine perspective on Francophone culture, opinions and language use so that you can speak confidently on topical issues that are key to the French speaker today.

This intermediate French conversation course, devised for all intermediate-level learners or those following on from Total or Perfect French, will advance your overall fluency, listening comprehension and conversation skills, expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar.

Through authentic, lively conversations around engaging topics, and the unique Michel Thomas Method for learning, this course focuses on the colloquial language and conversation strategies used by native French speakers so that you can fit in and communicate more naturally.

Michel Thomas, the preeminent language teacher, always said that learners start by mastering basic linguist structures (as in his Total and Perfect courses), which provide the bare walls of the house, but that that it was up to us, the learner, to decorate it in our own personal way. Insider's French reflects Michel Thomas' 'Phase 2' courses that he and his team offered at his New York language school, allowing increased vocabulary, improved speaking, comprehension and reading and writing skills - the tools with which to decorate their houses.

Insider's French includes:
· Twenty authentic conversations around a comprehensive range of subjects that reflect contemporary French culture
· Language plus: conversation strategies, pronunciation and intonation to help learners express themselves naturally
· Listening and speaking practice to help learners progress to the next level
· Cultural insights into the unspoken rules of the language

This ebook includes 10 chapters with integrated audio conversations.

Why is the Michel Thomas Method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised for the student so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method deconstructs the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that the learner creates his/her response and moves on to ever-more-complex sentences.

Michel said: I will dissect everything into small parts and reassemble it in such a way that one will understand everything step by step.

He was also very clear about his ground rules: no memorisation, no drills, no homework; relax and leave off the anxiety normally associated with language learning.

Biographical Notes

Akshay Bakaya has lived in Paris since 1984 and has taught languages - Hindi, English, and French - at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Sciences Po, Paris, the French foreign office and the International School of Paris. He is the author of Michel Thomas Start Hindi (2014), Michel Thomas Insider's French (2015), Michel Thomas Total Foundation Hindi (2017), Assimil, Le hindi sans peine (1994) and Hindi ohne Mühe, Assimil (2010).
He also teaches Hindi and French over Skype. You can contact him through Facebook: @akshaybakayahindi.

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