Pimsleur - Language Learning

Pimsleur - Language Learning

By Simon & Schuster

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2018-08-06
  • Current Version: 1.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.22 MB
  • Developer: Simon & Schuster
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 93 Ratings

Description

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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Reviews

  • Crashes as soon as you open

    1
    By Sammybeats
    Pimsleur is great for learning a language. I used it before a trip to Paris and was able to ask for basic things. However, the app is unusable and crashes as soon as I open it. Now, I have to use my laptop, which is not at all convenient. I’d be happy to update my review if the developer fixes this problem.
  • Sample lesson 1 for European Portuguese is just plain wrong

    1
    By Grumpynow2
    I suspect someone was lazy and used the Brazilian lesson 1 instead. I lost a solid day of study practicing phrases that are likely to alienate native speakers.
  • Poorly maintained

    2
    By Hitch7
    These courses are amazing for learning a language. It's just very unfortunate that the app will simply not play the lessons sometimes. Displaying: "Something went wrong, please try again in a few minutes". I also can't stand the constant up-selling and "share with your friends!" after every lesson. I hope they fix these problems soon.
  • Some tech issues

    3
    By lkwnsf
    I’ve been using the app about 2 weeks. The concept is great, but several tech issues. Once I download the lesson if I move from the screen to do anything else on my phone & go back to the lesson it gives me an error message. I then have to delete the lesson & download again. Many times in the exercises after the lessons the audio doesn’t work. Also, in the speed round it will end even tho there is still time on the clock & there is still another round. It would be great to have a speed button to control how fast the speech is on the lessons, too.
  • Second Review

    5
    By Tromminator
    It seems the app has made considerable improvements. I’m glad, because I tell everyone how much I like Pimsleur’s consistent system of learning. Good work, Pimsleur. 👍🏻
  • Good so far

    4
    By Jthibault44
    Just started using the app within the week. Overall concept great, as almost all of the other apps, and I’m using 3 others, are concentrated on reading only. One thing I notice that makes this app difficult is that there is no positive reinforcement. I don’t know if I’m actually speaking correctly or not. The voice I am supposed to be repeating just repeats the selected word/sentence 2-3 times every time I speak. So, is the voice supposed to lessen the repetition if I’m actually pronouncing the words correctly? While learning anything new, positive reinforcement is needed, not just as a motivator, but as reassurance the user is doing the doing the right thing and progressing. Will continue using and see if it gets better as I progress.
  • Great language lessons; buggy app.

    2
    By arcane93
    Let me start by saying that I’ve found the Pimsleur language lessons to be the best way that I’ve found to learn a new language. I was first introduced when I signed some out of the library years ago. When I recently decided that I wanted to learn Japanese, I was thrilled to find that this app and the subscription option exists. BUT... and this is a huge issue — this app is painfully buggy. So far, in the week that I’ve spent with it... I’ve had it lose my progress, so that lessons that I’ve completed have suddenly shown up as uncompleted. Also, the app gives you the option to download lessons to use on the go, but *twice* now I’ve opened it to find that my downloaded lessons were just gone, and that if I wanted them I had to download them again. Just now, it happened again. I’m on the road and have no way to re-download at this time. Guess I’ll have to wait until later to do today’s lesson. And like I said, it’s only been a week. And every time I’ve used the app, it’s had at least a cellular data connection available. I’ll keep using it for now, but if it gets too annoying I may have to find another option.
  • Great content, lame app

    2
    By Reachfh99
    I really like the Pimsleur style audio. When my Japanese language exchange partner went back to Japan for six weeks, I listened every day. When she got back, she remarked that my spoken Japanese had gotten noticeably better. This app, on the other hand, is pretty lame. It is slow and flaky. Yesterday it didn’t work for a day due to some server problem, so I couldn’t listen to my lesson. It doesn’t tie into the normal audio system, so I can’t turn audio on and off with my headphones. It is hard to download content: I should be able to bulk download, but instead it is click and wait. I have to select my lesson group every time and navigate to my lesson. It doesn’t remember and make it easy. The extra content is of questionable value. The audio for the reading comprehension didn’t play or was strangely cut. Frustrating. This is worse than loading the content into iTunes.
  • It doesn’t work

    1
    By Love it, best ever!!!
    After I downloaded app and went through the first steps it wouldn’t let me play the first lesson. Kept saying my internet connection was not on. Even though I was watching YouTube and other things online.
  • Bad app and worse customer service

    2
    By oneslowdoc
    I have the Spanish Premium account and for over 10 days I have been getting a failed to activate error. I contacted their customer support via their online contact page and never heard back. I just got off the phone and apparently every time I long in it counts as a new device, so it appeared to them I had 13 devices active. The customer service rep cleared them out, but they have no problem keeping my money for the whole month. The language program seems to be something that will help me learn Spanish, but I don’t know if I want to stay with this company.

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