The amazing success of the Michel Thomas method of learning a language is now available for schools. The package offers a comprehensive, accelerated learning course perfect as a grounding for those new to French. No other materials are needed: in fact, the use of other materials would detract from the effectiveness of the course. The author, Paul Howard, has been using the Michel Thomas method in school for some three years, with amazing, and quantifiable, results. Faithfully following the Michel Thomas recordings published by Hodder, Paul has created a teaching and learning programme that additionally uses ICT to support class work. Now teachers and students can experience the success and the confidence that this success generates, to master the structure of the language in a fraction of the time taken by traditional methods. The Michel Thomas method, with its bilingual approach to teaching and interest in engaging with language and decoding meaning, is praised in the Dearing Report, whose authors report its 'considerable success and motivated learners' ('The Languages Review', DfES, March 2007).The course is delivered in two ring binders (one for each Phase), two Teacher's CDRs, and two audio CDs with listening comprehension files, and is supported by two interactive CDRs for students to use at home or in the language laboratory.
All the CDs and CDRs are networkable. The teaching is designed for complete beginners and is taught in English. The process appears informal, relaxed and unhurried, but progress is rapid. Learning is based on understanding, not memorisation. The excitement of learning motivates students to make much faster progress than with conventional courses. By the end of the second year of just one hour a week learning French using this method, pupils will have a solid grounding in the grammatical structures equivalent to the requirements of GCSE and beyond. The course comprises: 2 ring binders (one for each of two phases of 25 and 20 lessons respectively) containing hard copies of: scheme of work, lesson plans, pupils' hand-outs, homework sheets, listening comprehension transcripts; CDR with PowerPoints and editable Word files of the scheme of work and all work and answer sheets; audio CD with listening comprehension exercises; 2 class sets of 20 interactive CDRs (one set for each of the two phases) containing audio-visual presentations of the lessons, work sheets (and help), interactive games, and listening comprehension. All these CDs and CDRs are networkable.The course also includes one copy of each of the published Michel Thomas Foundation and Advanced French courses (RRP GBP120).
This sample CDR comprises some of the introductory material (including 'How to use the course'), the course overview and the teaching resources for a sample module.show more