Pimsleur - Language Learning

Pimsleur - Language Learning

By Simon & Schuster

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2018-08-06
  • Current Version: 1.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 57.71 MB
  • Developer: Simon & Schuster
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2.5/5 ( 135 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Pimsleur - Language Learning App Ratings: 2.5
2.5
Based on 135 App Reviews
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Pimsleur - Language Learning App Details

New! Now master any language you want even faster, easier and more confidently than ever before with the new Pimsleur App. For more than 50 years, Pimsleur has helped millions of people speak their choice of over 50 foreign languages like a native. Our scientifically proven method enables you to speak and understand a new language in as little as 30 minutes a day — simply, reliably and with a near-native accent. Pimsleur courses are available for 50 languages including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and English (for 14 languages). With Pimsleur, you can learn anytime, anywhere. The new Pimsleur app combines the proven-effective audio of the Pimsleur Method with powerful interactive visual tools to help you learn whenever and wherever you want from any mobile device. With hands-free portability, whether you’re at home, in the car, or out for a run, Pimsleur makes it easy to turn your downtime into a powerful new skill. Use the Pimsleur app on your phone for streaming, or download lessons for offline use. For a true untethered experience, use the hands-free driving (or running, hiking, coffee-drinking) mode. It integrates beautifully with the Amazon Alexa for working through audio lessons at home. Whether you’re online, offline, on your way to work or out for a stroll, Pimsleur can go with you – and pick up exactly where you left off. Pimsleur audio lessons are just 30-minutes long, and they put you on an easy track to master any of fifty most-popular languages. Whether you’re traveling, studying, or adding a brilliant new skill to your list of accomplishments, Pimsleur gets you to near fluency faster, easier and more confidently than any other method. The all-new Pimsleur Premium app gives you access to … Core Lessons Enjoy the enhanced continuity of 30-minute Pimsleur lessons you can take anywhere, or do at home with Alexa. Reading Lessons Learn to read your new language – effortlessly. Speak Easy Challenge Role-play while reviewing written transcripts of the conversations. Digital Flash Cards Practice vocabulary and dive deeper into the written language. Skills Categories Review and practice new sentences and phrases by topic. Skill-Building Games Relax, have fun, and test your new skills with the Quick Match and Speed Round. Sync Progress Learning stays on track as your progress is automatically synched across all your mobile devices including Amazon Echo. Lightbulb Moments Images and captions connect culture & history to your language learning. Uninterrupted Learning Stream live or download and listen offline. There are no ads. You listen and learn without interruptions. *Not all features are available for all languages. For more information or a complete list of languages, please visit our website. You can subscribe or buy in-app • Courses are available instantly. • Subscribe to receive every available lesson for your language, or purchase lessons to own. • If you subscribe or purchase via the app, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • For subscriptions made through the app, your subscription automatically renews monthly and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. To avoid renewal charges, be sure to cancel a subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase. Terms of use: https://www.pimsleur.com/terms-of-use

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App Reviews

  • Buggy release

    2
    By jstad
    The latest release is plagued by some fundamental issues. - If you download all the courses for offline use, when you open the app the current course gets deleted and tries to stream it instead. - The reading portion audio works less than 10% of the time. It plays one clip, then click the second item it animates like it will play but nothing happens. You have to close the reading portion and relaunch it to get the next audio clip.
  • Italian

    5
    By Oscar Estrada, M. D.
    Excellent way to complement your learning . I purchased Pimsleur German and now Italian. Oscar Estrada, M.D.
  • French courses

    5
    By Turkleton1
    So far I’ve done 3/5 French courses and I have to say this program is perfect. It’s exceeded expectations and I’m not even done yet. The most critical aspect of learning a language in my opinion is actually using it(speaking firstly) and the program has you do that from start to finish. I’ve tested my understanding against books and media and it’s amazing to see the growth and naturalness of comprehension thus far. I’m already close now but I have no doubt I’ll be fluent by the end. I highly recommend also reading the free language theory pdf that comes with purchase. As of now I can read le petit prince fairy easily only looking up every 10-15 words and understand a simple comedy or tv show without much help from subtitles. Understanding is there but I lack speed which is built on more in sections 4 and 5.
  • App Upgrades!

    5
    By Baoh
    They have finally updated the app to work with headphone controls and lock screen controls as of 1/15/2019. This makes a huge difference when using it! They allow you to jump forward or backward by 10 seconds from the lock screen as well as pause and resume. Much better.
  • Nothing works right

    1
    By Coffe Joker
    Almost everything don’t work. After every update I’m praying they fixed all the problems... but nope, still everything is not working properly? It’s like they don’t even test their app before updating! I’ve complained over 5 times to them for 2 months and not one thing got fixed?? Yet the one thing that works 100% perfectly is how they get their money each month! Please stop charging until you fix your app!!!!!!
  • Too expensive

    2
    By 3819384
    I loved the method of learning. First use in Mandarin Chinese I learned more than several weeks in Duolingo. The issue is how expensive it is to buy the course. The first one is free but to access the rest you have to pay 20 dollars a month per course. As a student I just don’t have that kind of money.
  • Great update

    5
    By h_wolf
    The update is so much better. Already catching on to words very excited!!
  • Does not work with Bluetooth in auto

    2
    By Tamsie12
    I love the program, hence why I bought a second volume. The first volume I had was the CDs. I wanted CDs again but that wasn’t an option. I only listen to this while I’m in the car. I just downloaded the lessons and cannot play them in my car. They may start playing for 3 seconds and then stop. I’ve tried to turn the car off and on. I’ve tried to connect and reconnect the Bluetooth. I believe that the app knows I’m in the car because it does show “driving” in the corner. Very frustrating. I know my Bluetooth works because I am able to listen to other things with no problems. Mr.Developer, can you please investigate? Thank you.
  • Great if you can stay awake

    3
    By MsGlitter Girl
    I speak Spanish but it’s not great so I downloaded this program to improve my pronunciation. The first levels are very fundamental and can get boring if you are further along or already speak the language. I find it hard to stay awake through a single lesson and would never use it while driving. Overall a fun app to use for practice. Very redundant at moments but I guess that is part of the learning progress. I would recommend for a beginner, not intermediate or advanced unless you are up for a good nap.
  • Maybe add a few things

    5
    By tisgoodd
    Overall it’s the best app ever used but I would add “A list of all the words that I learned” or a search box. It is already categorized which is nice but I need a quicker way to find words that I learned

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