Michel Thomas: French

Michel Thomas: French

By Hachette UK (BP)

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-07-26
  • Current Version: 5.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.97 MB
  • Developer: Hachette UK (BP)
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings


Learn French the way you learned your own language! Get the free preview now, then "pay as you learn," purchasing lessons hour by hour! Millions of people worldwide have learned a language using the Michel Thomas method: you listen, he explains, you speak – right from the word go.

• Be fluent in hours
• Learn from celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas
• Relax, listen and respond – no books, no pens, no memorizing
• Fun flash card feature – helps you practise and track your progress During this eight-hour live course, taught by Michel Thomas, you will learn the language along with two students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic French. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. 
Download your free preview and start speaking a new language today.
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What people are saying about the Michel Thomas Method: 

“A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages” – Stephen Fry “The most extraordinary learning experience of my life” – Emma Thompson
 “The nearest thing to painless learning” – The Times “Works like a dream” – Guardian



  • Pathetic

    By JP1940
    Purchased the first lesson without even listening to the review. It continues to prompt me “Wi-Fi connection needed to download lesson.” I am connected to Wi-Fi. No matter where I try to download this continues to give me this prompt. Completely worthless.
  • Do not download this app!

    By Izzy213ap
    I paid $7.66 for the first hour and have wasted a considerable amount of time trying to download it to no avail. Had to contact app support three times over the course of over a month before they replied and simply directed me to iTunes support for a refund- which Apple inexplicably denied. Save yourself a headache and do not download this app! I'm shocked that it hasn't been shut down yet and am extremely disappointed in Apple that they feel justified keeping my payment for something I never received. (Amazon offers a FAR better customer experience!)
  • Great content, Horrible app

    By dakrauth
    I really enjoy the Michel Thomas method and would recommend him to anyone, but this is app may just be the absolute worst I have ever encountered. Trying to download the in-app purchases is nearly impossible, it continuously stops and complains about “Network Errors” and then the app crashes. Once the lessons are eventually downloaded, they mysteriously disappear, leaving you the excruciating process of re-downloaded. Also, while listening, if the device screen sleeps or you put the screen to sleep, the playback stops and loses all track of where you left off. In my opinion, playback should continue just as with your music playback. If you want to learn from Michel Thomas, and I recommend that you do, do yourself a favor and purchase the CD’s from Amazon and rip them onto your device. DO NOT give Hachette UK any of your valuable money!
  • So helpful!

    By MsDanieNicole
    So far, this has been the most useful in teaching me sentence structure and pronunciation. Things are starting to fall into place. The interface of the app is clunky and outdated but the information is so good, who cares?
  • Good app awful support

    By Ccg65
    Great lessons and the program is very effective. Just don't buy a new iPhone. They are trying to charge me to re-load the lessons (which can't be right) but when you email Michel Thomas you get the following auto reply; "Thank you for your email to Michel Thomas Enquiries. We aim to respond to your query within 3 days." 3 days?!? And it's just their "aim". Ridiculous. I'll update if they improve on 3 days. Update: They've hidden the ability to restore purchases....its under the little "i" and then you need to scroll about 5 screens over....nice. They won't do anything about the $6 I didn't need to spend...they just refer me to iTunes. Support was responsive (I've hidden this positive at the bottom like they hid the retrieve past purchases) but overall they are mediocre at best.
  • Great content but incomplete, doesn't work w iPhone 6 Plus

    By legazon
    Great course, the best content and approach for audio classes. However, app doesn't work well on iPhone 6 Plus, some buttons don't work, some flash cards can't be open. Hour 8 can not be launched at all on 6 Plus. Too bad. Can't recommend it as approximately 20% of content is not available on 6 plus. Also - this version is incomplete. Original "total" course has 12 hours of lessons, this one has only 8.
  • Poor customer service

    By Reviewer54553
    Bought the entire French course only to have my in-app purchases completely disappear. Emailed the company 3 times but zero response. Millions of apps manage to track purchases and enable re-downloading, so it can't be that difficult. Buyer beware!
  • Loving it

    Takes all the unnecessary complications out of learning the basics of a language. You begin by feeling you know some basics and build on it. Hearing a tutors voice also helped to keep me interested.
  • Michel Thomas French

    By Pgatzen
    The Michel Thomas lessons are very effective. I recommend them to anyone wanting to begin learning French.
  • Lost purchases

    By Jtbond
    I'm having the same experience as reviewer Iceberg; I bought all 10 hours and cannot get them back. The company is non-responsive.