Synopses & Reviews
Already completed Michel Thomas Total Mandarin? Take your Mandarin to the next level with this acclaimed follow-up to the Michel Thomas Method Total Course. No books. No writing. No memorizing. Just guaranteed success that you will be able to speak and understand Mandarin perfectly.
Stress-free audio learning by 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. There is also no need to be tied to 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.
The classroom situation on the recording lets you learn with others. You enjoy their success, and you learn from their mistakes. The students on the recordings are not reading from scripts and they have received no additional instruction or preparation - just the guidance you hear on the recording. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. There's no such thing as a poor student, only a poor teacher. This helps to ensure that you can relax and feel confident, allowing you to learn effectively.
This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Mandarin in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing, and you will be able to pick up the language naturally and unforgettably.
About the Author
(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 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.