Pimsleur
Pimsleur
by Simon & Schuster, Inc
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Pimsleur

Pimsleur is a premier provider of language learning solutions. It has over 50 languages on offer, which students can learn through 30-minute lessons in various audio formats.

The Pimsleur® Method has been in use for more than 50 years to aid in mastering languages. It utilizes a combination of science and the desire to innovate to deliver exceptional results trusted by clients, such as agencies by no less than the U.S. government.

Pimsleur’s mobile apps make its lessons portable, allowing learners to study at any free time.

Pimsleur promises to help students start speaking in their desired language on the first day. The company offers instruction in more than 50 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, Indonesian, Swahili, and Urdu, to name a few.

The company uses the famed Pimsleur® Method and its four principles to create effective and engaging lessons. New words and expressions are learned at a manageable pace to prevent overloading. They are delivered by way of conversations or exchanges with real-life contexts. This approach offers comprehensive results, as students learn not just vocabulary, but also particular nuances like pronunciation, intonation, and melody, aside from helping with retention.

Lessons last 30-minutes. If you register through the Pimsleur site, you can try out a lesson for free. All you need to do is choose the language you want to learn, select your purpose (Travel, Work, Fun, Heritage, Student—you can check more than one), and enter your details. Lessons come in CD, software, and MP3 formats. The website also comes with a comparison tool that lets you view the perks you get for each file format.

If you need help organizing your lessons, you can download the Pimsleur Course Manager available through the iOS and Android app store. You can use the app fully only if you have created an account and bought lessons. This allows you to download the lessons you own to the app so you can listen to them anywhere. The app also puts your lessons in the right order, according to your learning needs.

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Garbage App

Crashes often, froze, and doesn't even work in portrait mode on Galaxy S7. Forget the app and get the CD if you believe in the method.
by Norman Capelli
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