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 iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 98 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

  • Bad app, good content

    2
    By leggomymeggos
    It’s a shame there are so many glitches with this app. The way a user has to click at least 3 times to get it where you off is a pretty bad experience. Also it work work in either of my cars which is just odd. Would love to see more time out into the customers experience, especially for the cost of what the subscription is.
  • It’s the App

    2
    By thisnicknameshitispointless
    The method is fine. The app has some problems. When you change levels it erases the level you were on so you can’t go back to review easily. I use it when out and about in another country. I’m can’t just download what the lessons decides to erase with limited foreign phone data (or limited data back in the states). The app still doesn’t play in the locked screen so I can’t pause or reverse to listen to a phrase again. I have to open my locked phone, because I’m out and about, open the app and then figure what to do. I can’t control it from my headphones either. I’m still using the older version without all the Flashcards and “skills” so I can actually use an app that functions the way I need it. I spoke with customer service in September and they had a problem with the developer not including these kinds of things. Get a different developer - they don’t know what they are doing. And if it takes 3 months and they still haven’t fixed it then they don’t know what they are doing. Meanwhile your reputation in this market is suffering.
  • Poor service

    1
    By NicoleRules
    I cancelled my subscription on the date of the start of the billing cycle and they wouldn’t provide a refund. I emailed them within minutes of the charge coming through and they wouldn’t provide an exception. Other apps allow this, but obviously Pimsleur relies on funds from people who forget about their subscriptions rather than active and engaged customers. I would have renewed at another time when I have an upcoming trip, but I’ll stick with Duolingo.
  • Good

    4
    By Hypnoticmeowkitty11
    I accidentally clicked on esl french instead of regular French
  • 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.

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