Latest Reviews! Michel Thomas Start Language Courses

michel thomas method start greek language coursesOur intrepid panel of international reviewers has done it again! Andy Dunhill from Huddersfield, UK and Sue Gooch from London, UK both took on our request to review a Michel Thomas Start language course. Andy tried the Michel Thomas Start Spanish course and Sue tried her hand at the Michel Thomas Start Greek course. Both are interested in learning languages for different reasons. We introduced them to the Michel Thomas Start language course and both had very different things to say about their particular course>> [Read more…]

Michel Thomas Start Greek Language Course Review

An independent language advantage course review by Sue Gooch – London, UK

michel thomas method start greek language coursesThe Michel Thomas method of learning promises that you can learn the Greek language in just a few hours without the need for note taking, grammar learning, homework or memorising. It is particularly good for language learners who lack confidence in their ability to learn another language as it builds up very gradually and slowly, starting with what you already know by introducing many of the words in the target language that are already common in the English language. [Read more…]

Greeks Learn German Language Due To Recession

A five year recession, an extremely high rate of unemployment and a shrinking economy have all taken their toll on the country of Greece. The Greek people want jobs and want to work to show that they can be productive but the recession and the lack of jobs in Greece are making things very difficult. Recently however, hundreds of Greeks have been turning to the German language in an effort to improve their situation. [Read more…]

Earworms Rapid Languages

language advantage brings you top language courses from Earworms to help you learn to speak a language on your mobile phone.

Enjoy learning languages in a completely unique and fun way with Earworms Rapid language courses. Listen to the rhythmic repetition of songs and melodies to help you learn the language by using your long-term memory or what they call the ‘accelerated learning technique’. You will be speaking real language without even realising it! The Earworms Rapid language course range is available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Learn to speak a language in 70 minutes and on the go with Earworms Rapid Languages!


01 Earworms Rapid Arabic

earworms rapid arabic language courseslevels: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: Arabic

Learn essential words at the heart of the Arabic language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Arabic straight away!

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02 Earworms Rapid Brazilian Portuguese

earworms rapid brailian portuguese language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: Brazilian Portuguese

Learn essential words at the heart of the Brazilian Portuguese language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Brazilian Portuguese straight away!

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03 Earworms Rapid Cantonese

earworms rapid cantonese language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1 only)
language: Cantonese

Learn essential words at the heart of the Cantonese language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Cantonese straight away!

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04 Earworms Rapid Dutch

earworms rapid dutch language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1 only)
language: Dutch

Learn essential words at the heart of the Dutch language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Dutch straight away!

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05 Earworms Rapid French

earworms rapid french language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: French

Learn essential words at the heart of the French language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real French straight away!

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06 Earworms Rapid German

earworms rapid german language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: German

Learn essential words at the heart of the German language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real German straight away!

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07 Earworms Rapid Greek

earworms rapid greek language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: Greek

Learn essential words at the heart of the Greek language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Greek straight away!

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08 Earworms Rapid Italian

earworms rapid italian language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: Italian

Learn essential words at the heart of the Italian language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Italian straight away!

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09 Earworms Rapid Japanese

earworms rapid japanese language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: Japanese

Learn essential words at the heart of the Japanese language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Japanese straight away!

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10 Earworms Rapid Mandarin Chinese

earworms rapid mandarin chinese language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1) – intermediate (Volume 2)
language: Mandarin Chinese

Learn essential words at the heart of the Mandarin Chinese language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Mandarin Chinese straight away!

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11 Earworms Rapid Polish

earworms rapid polish language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1 only)
language: Polish

Learn essential words at the heart of the Polish language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Polish straight away! This product is available as a download as well as on audio CD.

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12 Earworms Rapid Portuguese

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language: Portuguese

Learn essential words at the heart of the Portuguese language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Portuguese straight away!

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13 Earworms Rapid Russian

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language: Russian

Learn essential words at the heart of the Russian language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Russian straight away!

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14 Earworms Rapid Spanish

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language: Spanish

Learn essential words at the heart of the Spanish language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad, whilst Volume 2 deals with more general conversational terms including the past, present and future tenses. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Spanish straight away!

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15 Earworms Rapid Turkish

earworms rapid turkish language courseslevel: beginner (Volume 1)
language: Turkish

Learn essential words at the heart of the Turkish language and how to put them together to make yourself understood. Volume 1 deals with the essentials you need for a trip abroad. This  is a fun way to learn a language rapidly and will have you speaking real Spanish straight away!

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MICHEL THOMAS GREEK (USA)

language advantage brings you our top Greek language courses using the audio Michel Thomas method to learn Greek, from the famous language teacher to the stars!

Enjoy learning Greek in a totally revolutionary way with Michel Thomas Method Greek language courses. This unique method has been perfected over a lifetime of teaching. No books, no pens, no notes and no exercises from this totally audio language course.  It works by building up the language in manageable chunks bit by bit. Just relax, listen, connect and learn. And you really do make so much progress while learning Greek, even if you’ve never succeeded in learning a language before. Now you can learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method, in a fraction of the time needed for any other course.


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01 Michel Thomas Method START Greek NEW!

michel thomas method start greek language courseslevel: beginner – this START course replaces the Introductory course from previous Michel Thomas ranges
language: Greek
method: audio cd, mp3

Learn 50 essential words at the heart of Greek and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This one-hour introduction to the Michel Thomas Method will have you speaking real Greek straight away and help you to decide if this method of language learning is for you.

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02 Michel Thomas Method TOTAL Greek NEW!

michel thomas method total greek language courseslevel: beginner – this TOTAL course replaces the Foundation Course, Vocabulary Builder and Foundation Review from previous Michel Thomas ranges
language: Greek
method: audio cd, visual review course and interactive exercises for PC or Mac

The 12-hour Michel Thomas Method Total Greek works with your brain, helping you to build up your Greek in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing.

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03 Michel Thomas Method PERFECT Greek NEW!

michel thomas method perfect greek language courseslevel: intermediate/advanced – this PERFECT course replaces the Advanced course, Vocabulary Builder and Advanced Review from previous Michel Thomas ranges
language: Greek
method: audio cd, visual review course and interactive exercises for PC or Mac

Perfect Greek with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to nine hours of audio on CD. Become a fluent speaker and understand any situation with this follow-on advanced course.

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Previous editions of Michel Thomas Method language courses:

01 Michel Thomas Method Speak Greek Get Started Kit

michel thomas method speak greek get started kitlevel: beginner
language: Greek
method: audio CDs

The Michel Thomas Method Speak Greek Get Started Kit is a two-hour short course audio method for learning Greek. Join your teacher in a class on the CD and you will soon be able to construct simple sentences to speak basic Greek. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak some Greek.  It is the first two hours of the Speak Greek for Beginners course.

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02 Michel Thomas Method Speak Greek for Beginners

michel thomas method speak greek for beginnerslevel: beginner
language: Greek
method: audio CDs

The Michel Thomas Method Speak Greek for Beginners is an eight-hour, 100% audio method for learning Greek. Join your teacher and you will soon be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with other students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Greek.

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03 Michel Thomas Method Speak Greek Advanced

michel thomas method speak greek advancedlevel: intermediate to advanced
language: Greek
method: audio CDs

An audio method for learning Greek. Join your teacher and fellow students to learn and improve on your Greek language, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have advanced vocabulary, excellent conversation skills and greater confidence to speak Greek.

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Other editions of Michel Thomas Method Greek:

michel thomas method greek foundation courses


04 Michel Thomas Greek Foundation eight-hour course

michel thomas method greek foundation courseslevel: beginner
language: Greek
method: audio CDs

An eight-hour, 100% audio method for learning Greek. Join your teacher and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Greek.

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MICHEL THOMAS GREEK (UK)

language advantage brings you our top Greek language courses using the audio Michel Thomas method to learn Greek, from the famous language teacher to the stars!

Enjoy learning Greek in a totally revolutionary way with Michel Thomas Method Greek language courses. This unique method has been perfected over a lifetime of teaching. No books, no pens, no notes and no exercises from this totally audio language course.  It works by building up the language in manageable chunks bit by bit. Just relax, listen, connect and learn. And you really do make so much progress while learning Greek, even if you’ve never succeeded in learning a language before. Now you can learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method, in a fraction of the time needed for any other course.


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01 Michel Thomas Method START Greek

michel thomas method start greek language courseslevel: beginner – this START course replaces the Introductory course from previous Michel Thomas ranges
language: Greek
method: audio cd, mp3

Learn 50 essential words at the heart of Greek and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This one-hour introduction to the Michel Thomas Method will have you speaking real Greek straight away and help you to decide if this method of language learning is for you.

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Michel Thomas Method START Arabic is not currently available as a download from audible.co.uk


02 Michel Thomas Method TOTAL Greek NEW!

michel thomas method total greek language courseslevel: beginner – this TOTAL course replaces the Foundation Course, Vocabulary Builder and Foundation Review from previous Michel Thomas ranges
language: Greek
method: audio cd, visual review course and interactive exercises for PC or Mac

The 12-hour Michel Thomas Method Total Greek works with your brain, helping you to build up your Greek in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing.

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Michel Thomas Method TOTAL is not currently as a download from audible.co.uk


03 Michel Thomas Method PERFECT Greek NEW!

michel thomas method perfect greek language courseslevel: intermediate/advanced – this PERFECT course replaces the Advanced course, Vocabulary Builder and Advanced Review from previous Michel Thomas ranges
language: Greek
method: audio cd, visual review course and interactive exercises for PC or Mac

Perfect Greek with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to nine hours of audio on CD. Become a fluent speaker and understand any situation with this follow-on advanced course.

for more information and to buy the Michel Thomas Method PERFECT Greek language course on amazon.co.uk>>
Michel Thomas Method PERFECT is not currently available as a download from audible.co.uk


Previous editions of Michel Thomas Method Greek language courses:

michel thomas method greek introductory courses  michel thomas method greek foundation courses  michel thomas method greek advanced courses


04 Michel Thomas Method Greek Introductory 2-hour course

michel thomas method greek introductory courseslevel: beginner (note: this Introductory course is the first two hours of the original Foundation eight-hour course)
language: Greek
method: 2 audio CDs, plus a booklet with Greek phrases with English translation and transliterated into Roman script or mp3 download of audio book

This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Greek Foundation Course. Join your teacher and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.

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05 Michel Thomas Method Greek Foundation

michel thomas method greek foundation courseslevel: beginner
language: Greek
method: 8 audio CDs plus a booklet with Greek phrases in English translation and transliterated into Roman script

The Michel Thomas Method Greek Foundation course is an eight-hour, 100% audio method for learning Greek. Join your teacher and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases in Greek. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Greek.

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06 Michel Thomas Method Greek Advanced

michel thomas method greek advanced courseslevel: advanced
language: Greek
method: 4 audio CDs plus a booklet with Greek phrases in English translation and transliterated into Roman script

The Michel Thomas advanced five-hour courses are the follow-on to Michel Thomas’ highly acclaimed Foundation eight-hour course. This course will take you on to the next level, so you are understanding and speaking advanced Greek easily and fluently. Join the teacher and two students in a live classroom situation and build your knowledge at an astonishing rate.

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07 Michel Thomas Method Greek 20 minute free sample

michel thomas method greek samplelevel: beginner
language: Greek
method: download to your ipod, mp3 player or even to your mobile phone, PDA or satellite navigation system

This is a 20-minute sample of the best-selling Michel Thomas Method Greek Language Course, offering you a fast-track introduction to Greek.

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TEACH YOURSELF ONE-DAY GREEK REVIEW

teach-yourself-greek-one-dayAn independent language course review by Sarah Maddocks

The Teach Yourself One-day language series is great if you are off on holiday and don’t want to learn the full ins and outs of a language. It’s a 75-minute CD with a small vocabulary booklet for back up containing the 50 most needed words for your trip. With One-day Greek, the help of characters Liz and Andy and the vocab booklet, you can learn the basics of holiday lingo in just over an hour.

There are 10 sections on the CD and each of them has vital vocabulary lists which are also available in the booklet. I found that the CD would be especially useful for holiday-makers, as the series took me back to the days when learning how to ask for something in a shop was a chore and directions seemed so confusing.

When I first started the CD, as a complete beginner to Greek, I found it daunting. In the first section, Liz asked Andy about Greek words he already knew. This made me feel slightly apprehensive, as I had assumed the course would be for pure beginners and not beginners with a prior knowledge of the language. It turned out that the words he knew were only words he would have picked up from holidaying in Greece once – such as hello! Apart from this he was actually a pure beginner.

Towards the middle of the CD, Liz begins to introduce the sections with everyday role play situations. These are very fast and difficult to understand at first, but the good thing with this is that you can hear Greek at a proper speed and adjust to a real Greek accent. Liz then goes on to explain exactly what was said and how you would pronounce it. I found that I had to repeat the CD a number of times in order to hear the pronunciation and really take it in.

The format of the CD is effective, but some of the scripts seem to be forced and it was often hard to answer the questions as Andy’s answer was often said straight away. It is therefore a good idea to pause the CD once Liz has asked the question, think of the answer yourself, say it out loud and then check it against the answer that Andy gives on the CD.

At the end of the CD, there is a recap section going back over the whole course or the “one-day Greek challenge” (which sounds a lot more fun than recapping!). I found this a great way of actually discovering what I had learnt in Greek and what I had managed to remember. The challenge works in a way that makes it easy for you to skip back to the relevant section if you have forgetten any of the words. So you can keep revising and repeating the course until you can do the challenge standing on your head.

I found the vocabulary easier to remember by doing the series over a few hours rather than cramming it in to just one 75 minute session. For me to listen to Liz and Andy continuously for 75 minutes would have been a slight drag, but with breaks it is bearable and you can actually get the corny ‘gag’ that Andy has said out of your head!

This CD is a fab way of learning the local language and maybe even managing to socialise, having a conversation with the locals and jumping onto a bus and knowing what you have to say.

Bearing all this in mind, this CD is a fab way of learning the local language and maybe even managing to socialise by having a conversation with the locals and jumping onto a bus and knowing what you have to say. It is also excellent value for money as it only costs £6.99 in the UK.

The only thing left for me to do now is go holidaying in Greece and really put this learning CD to the test.

Adio!

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TEACH YOURSELF INSTANT GERMAN, GREEK & ITALIAN REVIEWS

teach-yourself-italian-instantAn independent language course review by Lisa Zealey

The Teach Yourself ‘INSTANT’ language series from Hodder Arnold is a must if you’re off to another country for your holidays or work and have little time to study. The INSTANTS are a way to learn the ‘get-by’ essentials without being bogged down with heavy grammar and confusion.

I have studied Greek, Italian and German using this series and have found the results amazing.

I have studied Greek, Italian and German using this series and have found the results amazing.
   

The Teach Yourself Instants are available in eight popular languages (and four for learners of English from French, German, Italian and Spanish), but each one is made up of the same structure and designed to be completed in only 6 weeks with 35 minutes of study per day. The book is divided into six sections with an accompanying cassette. This way you can mimic the speakers to get the perfect pronunciation!

At the beginning of each chapter the week is divided into individual days with instructions telling you which exercises to do each day. You have a set day-by-day study programme to follow of just 35 minutes each day which really gets you into the discipline of learning your new language every day. You can cross out the exercises you have done and test your progress at the end of each week, so you really feel that you’re getting somewhere. The great thing about these is that they are flexible and you manage your own time – if you miss a day, do an hour the next day!

You have a set day-by-day study programme to follow of just 35 minutes each day which really gets you into the discipline of learning every day.
   

On the first day of each section there is a short dialogue between Tom and Kate who are travelling in the destination country. You can listen to it and read along with the English equivalent on the opposite page which is translated ‘literally’ into French-speak or German-speak, so it is easy to become familiar with the different word order. Then you have a list of all the new words of the week for you to read through and then test yourself on what you’ve learnt. There is one page per section called ‘GOOD NEWS GRAMMAR’ to cover the basic points of the week and a passage to learn by heart. Even though this is tricky it is really worth doing because it is great for your fluency.

Each week you are given questions to answer in your chosen language to give you added practice of writing. These packs contain only the most useful words and phrases and are an incredibly useful tool for any lover of travel. They have the added bonus of FLASH CARDS with the English on one side and your chosen language on the other so you can really see how much you know. I found these really helpful, especially if you are learning with a friend and you can test each other.

The first pack I tried was INSTANT GREEK before going on a beach holiday to Zante with a friend. When I managed to tell the taxi driver where I wanted to go, where to stop and ask how much it cost, I felt a real sense of achievement because it is nothing like the languages I am used to leaning. It is worth noting though that if you are learning a language like Greek or Japanese which has a totally different alphabet the real written form is not used. Instead the foreign words are written with English script so that you can just focus on the pronunciation. I didn’t find this a problem with Greek because all I wanted to do was get by in the country but a little knowledge of the script would have been useful to recognise the written form. However, just a basic knowledge of the language is a great way to start conversation with the locals!

When I managed to tell the taxi driver where I wanted to go, where to stop and to ask how much it cost, I felt a real sense of achievement.
   

Secondly, after finding the Greek so helpful I learnt INSTANT ITALIAN for a tourist holiday in Rome. I found my new found Italian extremely useful when I was lost with a friend late on the evening of our arrival, trying to find our hotel! It was also great for ordering meals and getting information about trains etc. The INSTANTS just make it simple.

I completed INSTANT GERMAN at the end of 2001 for a New Year’s party in Germany. I was with some friends who spoke a little English but a basic knowledge of German was essential to introduce myself, communicate with them and wish everyone a ‘Frohes Neues Jahr’ (Happy New Year).

One minor disadvantage that I found was the fact that each pack contains the same set of six chapters so, if you have completed one INSTANT course and then go on to try another, you are faced with the exact same scenarios. This has the problem of being a bit repetitive but at the same time I can easily see how the stories are carefully structured to contain all the useful vocabulary which is great to know in any language.

So go on, before you go on your next travels get the INSTANT language advantage and give it a go!

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Michel Thomas Language Courses Are Still The Best

After all these years, the extended range of Michel Thomas audio-only language courses still makes Michel Thomas one of our bestselling language courses all  around the world.   Millions of people have learnt a new language with Michel Thomas where other language courses have failed them.   [Read more…]

OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE MOVIES

Take a look at our selection of foreign language films, read our film reviews and let the movies motivate you to get the language advantage.

We’ve picked out a selection of our top foreign language movies in other, rarer languages, most with subtitles in English. It’ll help you to get more familiar with the foreign language and is a great way to appreciate the culture from various countries.


Arabic Language Films and Movies

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film title year buy from amazon.com buy from amazon.co.uk
Under the Bombs (2007) DVD DVD
Le Grand Voyage (2004) DVD DVD
Wall (2004) DVD DVD
Divine Intervention (2002) DVD DVD
West Beirut [& French] (1998) DVD DVD
Halfaouine (1990) DVD DVD

Greek Language Films and Movies

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A Touch of Spice (2003) DVD DVD
My Big Fat Greek Wedding [& English] (2002) DVD DVD
Captain Morelli’s Mandolin [& English] (2001) DVD DVD
Stella (1955) DVD DVD

Russian Language Films and Movies

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Barber of Siberia (1998) DVD DVD
Burnt by the Sun (1994) DVD DVD
Come and See (1985) DVD DVD
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980) DVD not available
Stalker (1979) DVD DVD
Dersu Uzala (1975) DVD                blu-ray DVD
Mirror (1974) DVD DVD
Solaris (1971) DVD                blu-ray DVD                 blu-ray
War and Peace (1967) DVD                blu-ray DVD                  
Battleship Potemkin (1925) DVD                blu-ray DVD

More Language Films and Movies

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film title year buy from amazon.com buy from amazon.co.uk
Polish
The Saragossa Manuscript
  DVD DVD
Polish
Blind Chance
(1981) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Linha de Passe
(2008) not available DVD
Portuguese
Foreign Land
(2007) not available DVD
Portuguese
Favela Rising
(2005) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Carandiru
(2003) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Behind the Sun
(2002) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Bus 174
(2002) DVD DVD
Portuguese
City of God
Cidade de Deus
(2002) DVD               blu-ray DVD                  blu-ray
Portuguese
Capitaes de Abril
(2000) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Central Station
Central do Brasil
(1998) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Black Orpheus
(1958) DVD               blu-ray DVD
Serbo-Croatian
No Man’s Land
(2001) DVD DVD
Swedish
Everlasting Moments
(2008) DVD               blu-ray not available
Swedish
Frostbite
(2006) DVD DVD
Swedish
The Sacrifice
(1986) DVD DVD
Swedish
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