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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 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 FoundationRussian course with confidence in the method.

How does it 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.

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. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.

StartRussian includes one audio CD. The booklet is available to download from

Learn anywhere
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

About the Author

Natasha Bershadski studied at the Moscow State Linguistic University and taught English in Moscow before moving to London, where she has taught Russian for 15 years at King's College, UCL, LSE, Middlesex University and the Foreign Office.

Praise For…

"A genuinely new way of learning a language"
The Daily Mail, -

"A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages"
Stephen Fry, -

"Five minutes into the first CD, you already feel like you're winning"
Time Out, -

"Works like a dream"
The Daily Telegraph, -

"The most extraordinary learning experience of my life"
Emma Thompson, -

"The nearest thing to painless learning"
The Times, -

"Thomas makes it simple"
Sunday Times, -

"Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed"
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781529330595
Publisher: Michel Thomas
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020

Start Russian New Edition: Learn Russian with the Michel Thomas Method (CD-Audio)