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, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want.
Foundation Hindi is about getting Hindi under your skin instantly, getting you to speak fluently, with all the punch and vigour of a native speaker, as soon as your first few words. Hindi Author Akshay Bakaya says 'It's always been clear to me, as it was to Michel Thomas himself, that learning to speak a new language is like learning to swim or dance - you don't start with books and notes on swimming or dance. You get into the water, or on the dance floor, with a good coach, and get on with it.'
How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Akshay Bakaya 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?
Foundation Hindi with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 8 hours of audio on CD. *Note that the first two hours of this course are the same as the Start Hindi 'taster' course.
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.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 236 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
"Excellent for learning ... This entirely audio course is easy to use and quickly results in some useful ability in the new language. Great for the car."--Adventure Travel
"Moving along at a relaxed, slow pace, punctuated by amusing anecdotes and jokes from the teacher, the new words, phrases and language rules are gently introduced and reinforced through subtle repetition without ever being tedious. In fact, despite a distinct emphasis on non-work, the course proves very effective and enjoyable, and its format is ideal for learning anywhere you like. So, if you only want to learn to speak the language, this course is highly recommended."--Top Real Travel Product, Real Travel
"Five minutes into the first CD, you already feel like you're winning."--Time Out
"Thomas makes it simple"--Sunday Times
"Ideal for any business traveller who needs to be able to get around confidently."--Sunday Business
"Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed."--The Guardian
"Michel's methods will teach you effectively and easily"--Daily Star