Learn Languages with Pimsleur 4+

Learn to Speak New Languages

Simon & Schuster

Designed for iPad

    • #72 in Education
    • 4.7 • 7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Is your goal to ACTUALLY SPEAK a new language? Pimsleur will help you do just that unlike other language apps that focus on reading. Millions of people have learned to SPEAK a new language with Pimsleur--the language learning app scientifically proven to work for the language learner.

Language learning with Pimsleur is uniquely focused on conversational language skills, unlike many other language apps. Our focus is on the language learner’s conversational goals, so we won’t have you matching words and images on a screen, we actually teach you how to speak from day 1!

Language apps can sometimes take a long time to get to the point, when you start to learn languages with Pimsleur you will learn conversational language learning skills from Day 1. Our aim is to help you learn languages fast, in fact, you will be able to hold your first conversation within 30 minutes! Learn languages like Japanese, Spanish and much more with Pimsleur.


For 50 years, we’ve been helping people rapidly learn languages in 30 days. Do you want to learn Spanish for your trip to Mexico? Pimsleur is your new Spanish learning app. Do you want to learn Japanese for a trip to Tokyo? Pimsleur is the language learning app for you. And best of all, you can learn Japanese, Spanish, French, and more … while driving, at the gym, or while cooking dinner.

Our focus is on the needs of the language learner, we know you have a hectic schedule so Pimsleur fits into your downtime like no other app. No Internet! Learn languages with offline mode. Plus the built-in hands-free mode makes it easy to learn a new language anywhere, anytime. Keep those hands on the wheel and get speaking today.

Pimsleur language courses are available for 51 languages, so you can learn Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese Mandarin, Korean, Norwegian, Hebrew, Tagalog, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian and English.

Pimsleur also integrates beautifully with the Amazon Alexa for working through lessons at home.


Download the app and try a free lesson today in one of 51 languages. Discover why we’ve been in business for 50 years!


Enjoy the enhanced continuity of 30-minute Pimsleur conversational lessons you can take anywhere, or do at home with Alexa.

Learn to read your new language – easily, but not at the expense of your goal of speaking the language!

Role-play while reviewing written transcripts of the conversations.

Practice vocabulary and dive deeper into the written language.

Review and practice sentences and phrases by topic.

Relax, have fun, and test your new skills with the Quick Match and Speed Round.

Learning stays on track as your progress is automatically synched across all your mobile devices including Amazon Echo.

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.

Learn 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.

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What’s New

Version 3.6

We hope you enjoy the Pimsleur app and try the NEW All Access: 50+ languages for one low monthly price!

We heard you and made improvements based on your feedback. In this update:

• Fixed a bug that causing users to lose learning progress
• Improvement has been made in some reading lessons
• Investigated and fixed reported crashing issues
• Other bug fixes and performance optimizations

We’re reading your feedback and working hard to improve the Pimsleur experience. We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to us anytime at pimsleur@simonandschuster.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Pimsleur.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7K Ratings

7K Ratings

Christianchoclate ,

Excellent Spanish language app

The main teaching method of this app means it is PERFECT for learning Spanish while I am driving, or while I am doing housework, or while I am brushing my teeth in the morning or evening. AND you are not just a passive listener. The program is structured so you are expected to repeat phrases or answer questions, and you are given the time to do so. AND you are NOT left hanging. The program’s teacher gives you the correct answer or phrase and THEN encourages you to repeat it and gives you the time to do so. AND at no time do you have to look at a screen, so you can e.g. keep your eyes on the road while driving! Now, to be clear, the program does provide you with reading exercises which you should do while sitting and watching your screen, BUT this is NOT the main teaching method. This app is not cheap, BUT it is worth every penny. I did not buy a subscription because I am a busy person and I need to learn at my own speed. Instead I purchased the program outright. The maker of the program is a well known publisher, and I hope they will continue to maintain this program at this excellent level and even add improvements to it! I also hope that their service is up to the standard of excellence of this app. I am very pleased with this app. I ask only that the makers continue to make and service this excellent product.

Mr Pablito_99 ,

Great app... but some difficulties.

This app is amazing in the way it teaches you a new language! I have already completed French 1-5 and speak it fluently conversationally and I am now working on Russian. Just like in French, there were some misplaced texts/audio and mistranslations every here and there but they hardly appeared (literally only like 2, MAYBE 3 mistakes per level). However, once I reached Russian 4, the mistakes become more and more common. Some include flash cards with half the phrase missing and appearing in the next card, speakeasy conversations being mistranslated and the biggest eye sore, the speak easy text itself! For whatever reason, a lot of the text bubbles have words with no spacing, sometimes there are whole sentences with no spacing! With Russian using a whole other writing system and the words being normally longer in text AND not to mention it’s a language I don’t know and am learning, trying to read the text becomes horrendously difficult to the point that I have to resort to reading it in Latin letters which defeats the purpose of learning. Itsessentiallyliketryingtoreadthisasanenglishlearner. I still gave this app 5 stars because it’s effectiveness is nearly unparalleled and despite the setbacks, I am still learning Russian very quickly but please Pimsleur, address these problems!

TwilightCitizen ,

Almost Perfect

I’m learning Tagalog, now into my tenth lesson of the first course. Having doubled down with this app and a few other language training apps, I can tell you that you WILL learn with Pimsleur. The training seems rooted in conversations that are both relevant and easy enough to follow along. My one main gripe—and what keeps me from giving Pimsleur a full five stars—is that there is no text to accompany the feature spoken dialogue of each lesson. Supplementary text-based training modules follow the feature spoken dialogue, and it is only by then that I sometimes learn I was speaking incorrectly throughout the whole lesson. For instance, in today’s lesson—in which I learned some words for telling the time of day—I repeated the word “balang” several times. Later, in the text-based training that followed it, I learned that I SHOULD have been saying “pa lang”. “Balang” and “pa lang” sound similar enough to be confused with each other by a new learner like myself, but these are entirely different words. Text to accompany the feature dialogue training would handily prevent such confusion from happening. And, it would obviate the need to have Google translate or some similar app handy to attempt word discovery while training. Pimsleur, add text to accompany the dialogue, and I’ll give you five stars. Everyone else, if you’re seeking to learn a new language, Pimsleur should be among your top picks. Just keep my caveats in mind.


All Access Subscription
Access all 51 languages, lessons and features
Spanish Language All Access
Spanish plus 50 languages with all features
French Language All Access
French plus 50 languages with all features
Japanese Language All Access
Japanese plus 50 languages with all features
Italian Language All Access
Italian plus 50 languages with all features
German Language All Access
German plus 50 languages with all features

App Privacy

The developer, Simon & Schuster, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
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  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

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  • Purchases
  • User Content
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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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