Pimsleur - Language Learning

Pimsleur - Language Learning

By Simon & Schuster

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2018-08-06
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.20 MB
  • Developer: Simon & Schuster
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 86 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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  • 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.
  • Drop this one, use Pimsleur Course Manager.

    4
    By sc00frend
    Unless you have a tiny screen and want to see your downloads vanish with the weekly app update, switch to Pimsleur Course manager app. It has far superior functionality. One complaint about this app (Pimsleur - Language Learning) for me was if I’m on lesson 29, I have to swipe through lessons one through 28 one. Screen. At. A. Time. Not in Pim. Course Manager. You can scroll though them in list format. And with collapsible groups of 10 lessons each. Another complaint about this app fixed by Pim. Course Mangr: Bluetooth Pause/play doesn’t work. Another: I have to open an audio lesson before I can look at the reading booklet that comes with the course. Meaning, if I’ve finished all 30, I have to open one of the audio lessons I’ve finished to access the reading booklet in the context menu below. I’m not sure why Pimsleur has 3 or 4 apps they’re trying to support, but right now, Pims. Course manager is looking nice.
  • 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.
  • I should have trusted reviews

    1
    By Apodo5689
    Click your preferred language, type your email and spend the rest of your day clicking “continue”. It never advances. Developers: for a very short moment it flashes 500 internal server error. Might wanna fix the web portal!
  • Internal Server Errors

    1
    By r.kho
    Since the app is tied to being connected with Pimsleur's servers, it's disappointing that their services aren't more fault tolerant. Not a good impression when these courses work best when taken daily and I'm unable to access because of problems.
  • Great content but broken every week

    2
    By Jordan...........
    I love the learning concept. How it teaches to formulate sentences and not just vocabulary. But I swear this app is broken every week. It’s incredible that an app expensive as this one is broken as often as pimsleur is.
  • Awful App!

    2
    By carojimlir
    Either the audio does not play sometimes, or it kicks me out of my program. Then, when I try to re-open it, it says that the training cannot get uploaded. I called customer service a while ago and their answer was that the app does that after 8 times of closing the app. That is unacceptable and needs to get fixed.
  • Seemed good till I tried to buy it

    1
    By ChipnScout
    I finished the first lesson in the first level for free, and then I chose to purchase Level 1. Paid the whole amount. My credit card has been charged but I have no access to the info. Pimsleur customer service says to ask for money back from Apple, which is not easy since their software keeps referring me back to Pimsleur. Now I just want my money back. This is ridiculous.

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