Michel Thomas Language Library 4+

Learn languages naturally

Hachette UK (BP)

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 147 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases




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 Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by psycholinguist Michel Thomas, is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store then retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it!

This is the official Library App that accompanies the Michel Thomas Method. With this app you’ll be able to:

• Learn Egyptian Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
• Listen to your free lessons and full courses you download to your language learning Library
• View and use the free full-colour course booklet for each course


'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. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language naturally and don't forget it. The method allows the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.


‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’ – Michel Thomas
During a course, you will join a Michel Thomas Method teacher 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.


Join 5 million people who have learned a language with the Michel Thomas Method and get speaking a new language today!

1. Download the free Michel Thomas Method App
2. Sign in securely with your Michel Thomas Method account
3. Choose a language from the website to trial or purchase. Download and listen from your Michel Thomas Method app


‘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.’ -David Sedaris, New Yorker

I’ve used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I’m always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. - Katie Harris, Blogger joyoflanguages.com

“ I experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I’ve just understood what you’ve said to me in Spanish!! ” - Peter O’S. Løvstrøm, Actor

The above description has mentioned this :- "If you’d like to purchase a course, please visit the website and join 5 million people who have learned a language with the Michel Thomas Method and get speaking a new language today!"

What’s New

Version 2.2

Bug fixes.
Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

arwoll ,

Method is amazing! App could use a little tweaking

I downloaded the “Start Spanish” introductory set of lessons and could not be happier with the methodology. I enjoyed it enough to go ahead and purchase the entire Spanish bundle.

The app itself could use a little improvement. On my iPhone SE, the pause/play buttons are not responsive when the phone is locked, nor through the pause/play actions via my AirPods.

These are minor annoyances and take nothing away from the overall experience.

salmamw ,

Good content - Disaster app

I totally recommend Michel Thomas' audio lessons (his method works!) but this app is a disaster. The play/pause button works in the first few minutes then stops. It also never works on lock screen and the time monitor - which tells you where you are in the lesson - is always off. When you download a full language file, some tracks simply do not play, even though it appears that they have been downloaded. I tried to get around it by deleting and reinstalling the app, but the problem occurs again with different tracks. There is also no way to erase/re-download a track that does not play, so you simply lose so much content because of this faulty app. Not to mention, of course, that there is no way to bookmark where you've reached, mark lessons "done" or track progress in any way.
It's such a shame to waste such a valuable learning method in a cheap and faulty app. Such wasted potential! I hope the company realizes this and invests in more competent developers who can at least develop a decent platform!! (Look at how the Pimsleur app works for example!!).

PurpleSunflowerzz ,

Great Method App really needs work

The method is very helpful. How ever the app itself really needs improvement! At the beginning he says how important it is for you to pause it but when the iPhone is locked or the app is not open, it does not pause correctly. It takes hitting the pause and play button twice (so 4 presses total) just to pause it when the phone is locked. By that time part of the answer has been given, I am distracted and frustrated. Also when the app is open it glitches up but not as badly. I would recommend putting the time runner (line with the track of the time of the audio) further away from the pause button. It is hard to press pause and not hit the line - and then messing up where I was in the podcast. I have to look at it and be very careful not to mess up the time- which is distracting from the material. Fix these pause/play issues and I would gladly purchase the whole set for the language. But until then it is much too frustrating and distracting.

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