MT method is brillant. I have learned easily english, spanish and german with michel thomas in one year . Im a french native speaker and today im able to speak three languages thanks to his method. MT method is one of the greatest ever. i have learned with it, what i have not been able to learn during many high scool year. I dont know how good it is at arabic , russian and chinese, but for french, english, spanish and german its just wonderful. it is Far better than the crappy language learning in the "modern" classroom or other methods like ( rosetta stone, tell me more, Assimil....). I hope all that resentment is not because because a publisher did not answer your request. Or you just want to promote rocketlanguages ? Not recommanding Michel thomas ? Are you kidding me ? There are so many good testimonies about it everywhere around the world. what you learn in 15 hours with michel thomas, you cant learn it even if you live with a native speaker during 2 weeks. He is building the Core of the language, he gives you the keys to master the language. Dude you really got a problem. You can say its not 100% perfect, of course, by not recommanding this awesome method is really really bad. Thumb down.
tried various language learning course in spanish while on the basic spanish course i was fine but as soon as i went on to the intermediate level i got totally lost and gave up a friend gave me the michel thomas spanish cds and all i can say is amazing i cannot put the cds down and i will be going on to the advance level soon for some reason it works for me at school i was in a class for slow learners and was told i would not be learning a foreign language because i would have enough with english i can only speak as i have found personaly.
Also you spoke about listening comprehension (aka the most dull and tedious paet of learning a foreign language). Again I disagree. A child doesn't learn their mother tongue by being forced to try and comprehend every word their mother says. She speaks to the baby/child in words they can understand, and that's what Michel Thomas does. Of course listening comprehension plays a part, and of course grammer rules play a part, but you are not going to become fluent by doing a michel thomas course (or indeed any single course). There is plenty of time for grammer and dull tedium (aka listening comprehensions) once you've finished the course and you've gained a love of the language. 2b1af7f3a8