Pimsleur - Language Learning

Pimsleur - Language Learning

By Simon & Schuster

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2018-08-06
  • Current Version: 2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.12 MB
  • Developer: Simon & Schuster
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 478 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

  • They are the best

    5
    By Bruce f. D.
    This is the best way to learn a language. I love it
  • Señor Martinez

    5
    By de Tierra Amarilla, NM
    Excelente lecciónes orales. Señor Dan: Estoy de acuerdo!
  • Excellent app to get you speaking

    5
    By Nickandtrina
    I’ve been studying Spanish for several months using flash cards and tutors, but found that I wasn’t very spontaneous and quick to understand and respond in conversation with my Spanish-speaking friends and neighbors. Now, after just 16 lessons on Pimsleur, I’m speaking a lot more spontaneously (meaning, I’m not having to pause and think about what I want to say - I’m simply speaking) The app is great! Highly recommend it. Hint: it’s worth redoing some lessons a 2nd or 3rd time if you aren’t able to keep up and guess correctly for a lot of phrases. I found it to be helpful to only proceed after I really had a handle on the new material.
  • Learning so much

    5
    By fit4life2016
    Love this app so far! I’m on lesson 4 and already feeling more confident in my beginner lessons! I can’t wait until I get to the next level <3 I truly have to force myself to only do 1 lesson a day! It’s so fun to learn I want to keep going
  • Pretty good... but annoying

    3
    By DDNH9
    I’m taking the French course and am slowly learning the language. I appreciate that the course is not “rah rah, you are doing awesome!” However, the dialogue feels very much like the goal is to pick up women. Also, the call-and-response dialogue involves the man contradicting the woman for each response. I get that there’s not a lot of words to work with in early language learning, but if you’re going to employ the “contradict the speaker” maybe at least alternate who’s doing the contradicting?
  • Great program. Used for work and now I can speak with clients

    5
    By CapAmerca
    Pimsleur for Spanish helps me stay up on my conversation skills with customers. 10/10 would rate 8/8
  • I like this approach: guided practice

    4
    By sco-wa-
    These audio lessons seem effective. At first, there was a hiccup regarding advancing to lesson #2. The app initiated a subscription on iTunes, iTunes charged me, but lesson 2 remained locked in the app. I called Pimsleur customer support. They fixed it and now it’s fine.
  • Wonderful App

    5
    By Cyn City1
    I just started Pimsleur this week to learn French and I have tried a number of apps and videos and Pimsleur by far is superior in teaching you how to speak a new language. If you want to learn vocabulary, Duolingo is amazing about explaining individual words and how language works, but if you want to SPEAK the language of your chose choice, Pimsleur ranks #1 for me. Week two... Still #1 to me for teaching you to get comfortable in speaking a foreign language. Excellent.
  • Buggy

    4
    By JoeyJoeJoe999999
    Downloaded lessons sometimes need to be downloaded.
  • Maybe MP3 is Better?

    3
    By GGorska
    Pimsleur has been one of my language learning go-tos for many years (Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Italian) But when I reported that the app freezes up when you stop and start, the helpdesk informed me that I was Doing It All Wrong and would Fail to Learn because I was stopping after the prompt in order to have more time to respond. Language learning is my hobby, so I know that everyone needs to use tools in the most effective ways for them. I slow down Pimsleur to 75% or 80% while I’m in the shower, and when I’m working directly with the program I stop the app to have time make my responses, exactly the way I patiently wait for my English students to put together new sentences. (If I didn’t do this, I would feel like a failure and lose my motivation, plus I’m not willing to listen to those lessons more than twice!) So consider downloading the MP3 and using a more flexible MP3 player that will correspond to your own language learning preferences. In the meantime, I do indeed recommend Pimsleur for starting a new language (but be sure to use other resources as well.)

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