Pimsleur - Learn Language Fast

Pimsleur - Learn Language Fast

By Simon & Schuster

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2018-08-06
  • Current Version: 2.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.60 MB
  • Developer: Simon & Schuster
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 854 Ratings

Description

Tired of playing word games? If your goal is to ACTUALLY SPEAK a new language … are vocabulary-building apps really the right tool? Pimsleur is--uniquely focused--on conversational skills. We won’t have you matching words and images on a screen to teach you how to actually speak. Guaranteed! THE PIMSLEUR METHOD For 50 years, we’ve been helping people rapidly start speaking a new language in 30 days. And best of all, you can learn to speak Spanish, French, Japanese, and more … while driving, at the gym, or while cooking dinner. We know you have a hectic schedule so Pimsleur fits into your downtime like no other app. No Internet! No problem with offline mode. Plus the built-in hands-free mode makes it easy to learn anywhere, anytime. Keep those hands on the wheel and get speaking today. Pimsleur courses are available for 51 languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, German, Chinese Mandarin, Korean, Norwegian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian and English. Pimsleur also integrates beautifully with the Amazon Alexa for working through lessons at home. TRY IT FREE: Download the app and try a free lesson today. Discover why we’ve been in business for 50 years! WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PIMSLEUR “Many people have remarked that they learned to speak another language using the Pimsleur Method, when all their previous efforts failed." Dr. Carl Beuke, Ph. D., Pyschology Today “I had the GREATEST SUCCESS with the Pimsleur method…
The grammar and sentence structure seep into your long-term memory.” Justin Peters, Travel + Leisure Magazine “Time-tested solution” Stephanie Rosenbloom, The New York Times “Pimsleur … boil[s] down the essential elements of a foreign language so that beginners can acquire basic skills immediately…” Sophia Banay, Forbes.com PIMSLEUR PREMIUM APP FEATURES: CORE CONVERSATIONAL 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 – easily, but not at the expense of your goal of speaking the language! 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 sentences and phrases by topic. SKILL-BUILDING TOOLS 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. UNINTERRUPTED LEARNING Stream 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. CHOOSE FROM 51 LANGUAGES Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Farsi, Greek, Tagalog, Norwegian, Thai, Finnish, Czech, and many more. 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

  • Best language app/site I’ve used

    5
    By Harry1596
    I’ve used multiple sites and apps to learn Japanese and while they are good for learning random words short term, they didn’t help me learn conversational speech and grammar. This app started off exactly how you would in school, it gives you the basics- hello, thank you, where is ____, it is here, it is over there, good night, etc. The progress as you go on also makes complete sense. You could take the first few lessons and be ready to at least get around Japan with basic words. After a couple weeks you can almost speak conversationally. And the way it is set up, 30min lessons and they recommend you do one lesson a day, I generally do 1 every other day due to how busy I am. It helps keep me on track and it gives me a start and end point for each day unlike most apps I’ve used. I also highly recommend getting the $20/month version instead of the $15/month simply because the flash cards, reading, speed rounds, and speak easy options that come with the $20 version are something you can do in public without looking crazy or interrupting quiet spaces, and it’s also a HUGE help in learning the new language. Sorry this review has been all over the place. I hope it’s been helpful regardless. Good luck!
  • Kra

    5
    By kra345
    Great
  • Easy to follow

    5
    By jamielee53
    Great app!
  • Really effective!

    5
    By arachnidsGrip
    I’ve been using Pimsleur to learn Russian for a little less than a month now and it’s paid off so much! A subscription with access to all levels of a language is $20 a month which is a bit pricey, but if you can pay and are really committed to learning a new language I promise the results are worth it. Also, I’ve found that the specter of a renewing credit card charge has been a very effective motivating factor in getting me to commit and study consistently :) I used Duolingo to learn French and I can say after completing one unit in Pimsleur that it’s much more comprehensive in giving you the skills you need and getting you speaking right from the first lesson. I really like the app’s approach in starting with words and phrases that’ll come in most importance when interacting with speakers of the language. The one thing I’d say is that since it’s a primarily a listening course, I’d recommend finding some other way to practice reading, writing, and basic grammar and structure (although Pimsleur does have a few built in ways to practice all of those). Overall, if you can pay and want to start learning a new language, Pimsleur is one of the best methods I’ve found so far!
  • Love this app!

    5
    By Meaggir
    Easy, and effective!
  • Terrific system though the app is clunky.

    5
    By DGGrimm
    Terrific system though the app is a bit clunky. I’ve used Pimsleur for multiple languages (German, Mandarin, Spanish) and have found it to be essential in my studies every time. Glad to have the app but it remains a bit clunky.
  • Garbage

    1
    By thebarkmaker
    Pimsleur is incredible. It is truly the best way to learn a language. However, this app is trash. Go to the library, grab the lessons and learn for free.
  • Content: Great. App: frustrating

    4
    By Electrical Enginerd
    First off, credit where it’s due: over the past 5 months I worked through Italian 1-5. I’ve been in Italy now for three weeks and am having a much easier time integrating at work thanks to what I’ve learned with Pimsleur. I have been almost constantly frustrated with the app’s seeming dislike of working offline, and its tendency to delete lessons I’ve already downloaded. Thus if I live in an area with poor cell reception but have WiFi at home, I might go out for a walk hoping to do a Pimsleur lesson already downloaded to my phone, and two minutes into my walk find that the lesson is suddenly no longer there. When this happens, the app tends to display a message to the effect of ‘Functionality updated. Re-download lesson’. I’ve found this extremely inconvenient. Finally, the lesson download functionality itself is inconvenient: say you want to download Level 1, all 30 lessons. You have to individually select each lesson. Ok, no big deal. But then you want to do something else while the messages are downloading: nope. If you switch screens within the app, if you try to open a different app, or if your screensaver kicks on, downloading stops, so you have to restart your download. Obviously, despite the frustration, using the app is still easier than buying the CD’s and carrying around a CD player. But come on, Pimsleur. Your developers can do better.
  • Level 4 on Spanish

    5
    By James Hov
    I am on level 4 in Spanish and already see some results. Looks like I am getting hang of it.
  • Best app ever

    5
    By Kebwbaldkwbsbskwl
    Have been recommending to everyone!

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