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New Yorkers

New Yorkers

‘Beautifully woven’ Sunday Times

‘Extraordinary city stories … ambitious and entertaining … [Taylor] does a fine job of telling the New York story’ Guardian

A symphony of contemporary New York told through the magnificent words of its people – from the best-selling author of Londoners.

In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city’s best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time – and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.
Vibrant and bursting with life, New Yorkers explores the nonstop hustle to make it; the pressures on new immigrants, people of colour, and the poor. It captures the strength of an irrepressible city that – no matter what it goes through – dares call itself the greatest in the world.

Drawn from millions of words, hundreds of interviews, and six years in the making, New Yorkers is a grand portrait of an irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.
The Bed Moved

The Bed Moved

A New Yorker, trying not to be jaded, accompanies a cash-strapped pot grower to a ‘Clothing Optional Resort’ in California. A nerdy high schooler has her first sexual experience at geology camp. On the night of her father’s funeral, a college student watches an old video of her Bat Mitzvah, hypnotized by the image of the girl she used to be . . .

Frank and irreverent, these stories offer a singular view of growing up (or not) and finding love (or not) in today’s uncertain landscape.
The Passion Economy

The Passion Economy

An indispensable roadmap and a refreshingly optimistic take on our economic future: Award-winning New Yorker staff writer and brilliant creator of NPR’s Planet Money shows us how the 21st century economic paradigm offers unprecedented opportunities for curious, ambitious individuals to combine the things they love with their careers.

From ‘Focus on Intimacy at Scale’ to ‘Find Your Valuable Five Percent’ and ‘The Harder Your Core Customer Is to Reach, The Better You Will Do’, Adam Davidson lays down the Ground Rules for success in the new economy.

Drawing on inspiring case studies – a sweatshop-owner’s daughter fighting for better working conditions, an Amish craftsman meeting the technological needs of his fellow farmers – as well as the latest academic research, he shows us how the twentieth-century economy of scale has given way in this century to an economy of passion.

Davidson’s special talent for breaking down daunting economic terminology and making theory accessible have won him not only respect as an economics guru but also most of broadcast journalism’s highest honours. In this breath-of-fresh-air book, he inspires us all to see that with intimacy, insight, attention, automation, and of course, passion, we can succeed in this new economic world.
This America: The Case for the Nation

This America: The Case for the Nation

‘Jill Lepore is that rare combination in modern life of intellect, originality and style’ Amanda Foreman

‘A thoughtful and passionate defence of her vision of American patriotism’ New York Times

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling historian, Jill Lepore, comes a bold new history of nationalism, and a plan for hope in the twenty-first century.

With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, at a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation – and repudiates nationalism by explaining its long history.

In part a primer on the origins of nations, The Case for the Nation explains how much of American history has been a battle between nationalism, liberal and illiberal, all the way down to the nation’s latest, bitter struggles over immigration.

Defending liberalism, as The Case for the Nation demonstrates, requires making the case for the nation. But American historians largely abandoned that defense in the 1960s when they stopped writing national history. By the 1980s they’d stopped studying the nation-state altogether and embraced globalism instead. When serious historians abandon the study of the nation, nationalism doesn’t die. Instead, it eats liberalism. But liberalism is still in there, and The Case for the Nation is an attempt to pull it out.

A manifesto for a better world, and a call for a new engagement with national narratives, The Case for the Nation reclaims the future by acknowledging the past.
Love and Treasure

Love and Treasure

‘A NOVEL TO LOVE AND TREASURE’ PHILIPPA GREGORY
‘REMARKABLE’ MICHAEL ONDAATJE
‘POIGNANTLY MOVING’ JOYCE CAROL OATES

Salzburg, 1946. A fugitive train loaded with the plunder of a doomed people. A dazzling, jewel-encrusted, peacock-shaped pendant. And three men – an American lieutenant who fought in WWII, an Israeli-born dealer of Nazi plunder, and a pioneering psychiatrist in fin-de-siècle Budapest – who find their carefully-wrought lives turned upside-down by three fierce women, each locked in a struggle against her own history and the history of their times.

Spanning continents and a century marked by war and revolution, Love and Treasure is by turns funny and tragic, thrilling and harrowing, mapping the darkness of a shattered Europe against the heartbreak of a modern New Yorker. Told through the prism of the peacock pendant, the novel charts the ebb and flow of history, fate and fortune from 1914 Budapest to present-day New York.

And at the centre of Love and Treasure, nested like a photograph hidden in a locket, a mystery: where does the worth of a people and its treasures truly lie? What is the value of a gift, when giver and recipient have been lost – of a love offering when the beloved is no more?

‘AN AMBITIOUS, PERCEPTIVE NOVEL’ GUARDIAN
‘A WONDERFULLY IMAGINATIVE WRITER’ WASHINGTON POST
Business Adventures

Business Adventures

‘The best business book I’ve ever read.’ Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal

‘The Michael Lewis of his day.’ New York Times

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety.

These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself.

This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.
Once in Golconda

Once in Golconda

At noon, on September 16, 1920, a horrendous explosion rocked Wall Street, instantly claiming the lives of thirty pedestrians and seriously injuring hundreds more. Yet, for all of its awesome force, that bomb was a firecracker compared to another, much more spectacular one, several years later – the great stock market crash of 1929.

Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breath-taking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era’s most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the ’20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of ’29, and the bitterness of the years that followed.

Writing with authority, verve, and considerable humour, Brooks introduces us to a bygone world in which the likes of Junius Morgan and fellow members of the Yankee “aristocracy” jealously controlled Wall Street as if it were their private hunting preserve. At the centre of this colourful whirlwind of a tale is the magnificently hubristic Richard Whitney. The story of his rise to the presidency of the New York Stock Exchange and his eventual downfall and imprisonment for stock fraud and embezzlement characterizes the play of monumental forces that transformed Wall Street from WASP Camelot to public institution.

Though it was first published in 1969, this riveting tale explores timeless themes of profound significance for today’s investors – from the corruption that led to the creation of today’s securities laws to the folly of investor hubris in a bull market.

‘A fast-moving, sophisticated account . . . embracing the stock-market boom of the twenties, the crash of 1929, the Depression, and the coming of the New Deal. Its leitmotif is the truly tragic personal history of Richard Whitney, the aristocrat Morgan broker and head of the Stock Exchange, who ended up in Sing Sing.’ Edmund Wilson, writing in the New Yorker
If Then

If Then

Radio 4’s Book of the Week

A Financial Times Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the 2020 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Longlisted for the National Book Award

‘The story of the original data science hucksters of the 1960s is hilarious, scathing and sobering – what you might get if you crossed Mad Men with Theranos’ David Runciman

The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, mined data, targeted voters, accelerated news, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge–decades before Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Cambridge Analytica. Silicon Valley likes to imagine it has no past but the scientists of Simulmatics are the long-dead grandfathers of Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.

Borrowing from psychological warfare, they used computers to predict and direct human behavior, deploying their “People Machine” from New York, Cambridge, and Saigon for clients that included John Kennedy’s presidential campaign, the New York Times, Young & Rubicam, and, during the Vietnam War, the Department of Defence.

In If Then, distinguished Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, unearths from the archives the almost unbelievable story of this long-vanished corporation, and of the women hidden behind it. In the 1950s and 1960s, Lepore argues, Simulmatics invented the future by building the machine in which the world now finds itself trapped and tormented, algorithm by algorithm.

‘A person can’t help but feel inspired by the riveting intelligence and joyful curiosity of Jill Lepore. Knowing that there is a mind like hers in the world is a hope-inducing thing’ George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

‘An authoritative account of the origins of data science, a compelling political narrative of America in the Sixties, a poignant collective biography of a generation of flawed men’ David Kynaston

‘If Then is simultaneously gripping and absolutely terrifying’ Amanda Foreman
Start Portuguese New Edition (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start Portuguese New Edition (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’ New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author,
on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.

* Pick up Portuguese naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Portuguese in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Portuguesecourse with confidence in the method.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.


HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method Teacher Virginia Catmur 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.



WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your Portuguese language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using Portuguese, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start Portuguese includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.

LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!

Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.

WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation Portuguese follows on from the Start course.
Start Japanese New Edition (Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start Japanese New Edition (Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method
Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.

* Pick up Japanese naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Japanese in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Japanese course with confidence in the method.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.

HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method Teachers Helen Gilhooly and Niamh Kelly, 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.


WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your Japanese language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using Japanese, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start Japanese includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.


LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!
Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.


WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation Japanese follows on from the Start course.
Start Greek New Edition (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start Greek New Edition (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method
Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.

* Pick up Greek naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Greek in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Greek course with confidence in the method.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.

HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method Teacher Hara Garoufalia-Middle 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.


WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your Greek language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using Greek, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start Greek includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.


LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!
Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.


WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation Greek follows on from the Start course.
Start Dutch New Edition (Learn Dutch with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start Dutch New Edition (Learn Dutch with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking Hey, Ich kann do dis.’ New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.

* Pick up Dutch naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Dutch in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Dutch course with confidence in the method.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.

HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teachers Cobie Adkins-De Jong and Els Van Geyte 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.

WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kickstart, continue, and flourish in your Dutch language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using the language, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start Dutch includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.

LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!

Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.

WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation Dutch follows on from the Start course.
Start Polish New Edition (Learn Polish with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start Polish New Edition (Learn Polish with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’ New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author,
on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.

* Pick up Polish naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Polish in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Polishcourse with confidence in the method.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.


HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method Teacher Jolanta Joanna Watson 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.



WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your Polish language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using Polish, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start Polish includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.

LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!

Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.

WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation Polish follows on from the Start course.
Start German New Edition (Learn German with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start German New Edition (Learn German with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method
Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.
This Taster course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation German course. Within this first hour you will learn 50 essential words of German thanks to the Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas.

* Pick up German naturally and unforgettably without strain
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your German in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation German course with confidence in the method.

WHAT’S NEW?
This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.

HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.


WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your German language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using German, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start German includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.


LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!
Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.


WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation German follows on from the Start course.
Start Russian New Edition (Learn Russian with the Michel Thomas Method)

Start Russian New Edition (Learn Russian with the Michel Thomas Method)

‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’ New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author,
on learning German with the Michel Thomas Method

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it. This Taster course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation Russian course. Within this first hour you will learn 50 essential words of Russian.

* Pick up Russian naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Russian in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself
* Progress to the full Foundation Russian course with confidence in the method.

WHY IS THE METHOD SO SUCCESSFUL?
‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’ – Michel Thomas

Before there was machine learning, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.


HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method Teacher Natasha Bershadski 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 stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 3-5 hours.



WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY ACHIEVE?
‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’ – Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your Russian language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using Russian, with proper pronunciation, faster than most any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, but still requires effort and concentration on the part of the learner.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?*
Start Russian includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from http://www.michelthomas.com.

LEARN ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!

Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.

WHERE DO I GO NEXT?
Foundation Russian follows on from the Start course.
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