Michel Thomas Russian is a newer release of the Michel Thomas audio courses and features two students learning Russian from renowned Russian professor: Natasha Bershadski.
What is the Michel Thomas Method?
The Michel Thomas Method is an audio course that uses cognates and other shortcuts to teach the student speaking skills in a foreign language very rapidly.
The students progress quickly, and the format is both fun and exciting as all the pressure is taking out.
My experience with Michel Thomas Russian
I used MT Russian extensively during my Russian mission, and I really credit the course for my rapid improvements early on. Using Michel Thomas I was able to quickly take the knowledge and apply it to my tutoring sessions and before long I was having 60 minute conversations in Russian.
Sure it was slow and pretty basic conversations, but hey I was speaking Russian within a year of starting it. You don't really get the same benefit and speed anywhere else.
What does Michel Thomas Russian cost
The Russian course will set you back a few hundred dollars for the entire set. This includes over 30 hours of audio and will make you understand and conduct basic sentences and conversations.
The programme is split into roughly two halves: Total and Perfect. Previously it used to be split into several smaller parts, but recent updates consolidated them into just two.
You might also be able to find it on your local library for free, so be sure to check that out before splashing on it!
DON'T get the STARTER pack. It's just a cheap introduction that features content already available in the Total pack.
Where to buy Michel Thomas Russian
You can find Michel Thomas Russian in well-stocked bookshops or simply use your local Amazon.
What's good about MT Russian?
- You learn quickly and effortlessly
- True to the MT concept
What's not so good?
- The students make a lot of mistakes, which can be annoying at times.