Pimsleur: Language Learning 4+

Learn Spanish, French, German

Simon & Schuster

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Is your goal to ACTUALLY SPEAK a new language? Millions of people have learned to SPEAK a new language with Pimsleur - the scientifically proven language learning app.

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. You will be able to hold your first conversation within 30 minutes!

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? 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. No Internet needed with offline mode. Plus the built-in hands-free mode makes it easy to learn a new language anywhere, anytime, even in the car!

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 5.0

NEW! Explore our latest feature “Minis” available for our Spanish, French, and Japanese courses. Additionally, discover fresh content for all our other premium languages. Minis provides brief, topic-centric audio insights and deep dives into grammar, conversations, and culture, crafted to complement and enrich our primary language programs.

We're actively monitoring your feedback to enhance the Pimsleur experience. With our recent update, we've:

• Introduced an "Enrich" section showcasing new content and features.
• Refined the Voice Coach feature.
• Improved the audio playing experience.
• Addressed various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Your feedback matters! Feel free to connect with us at pimsleur@simonandschuster.com. Stay updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Pimsleur.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.5K Ratings

12.5K Ratings

honey.bee.93 ,

Best way to learn

I took Spanish through high school and 2 semesters in college. I still cannot speak conversationally, and the less I use it the more I forget it. As a nurse I encounter patients that only speak Spanish, and then I witness doctors insisting they do not need a translator and they could “use their 5 senses” but they cannot understand what the patient is actually telling them. Or they will not see a patient until the end of their visit in the emergency department because of the inconvenience of needing to get the translator iPad… that i have literally brought into the room. They literally just put tests in based on their complaint that is in the computer. I was appalled and I can only do so much but I know that my short time in one small southern town will not change the culture.

I have wanted to learn Spanish for a long time but I never took the time. What stumped me in school was all of the conjugation. And breaking down sentences. And when I read that this is what Pimsleur says is the problem with traditional learning, that made complete sense! I typically listen to audibles and podcasts so now I just listen to Pimsleur instead and it is very natural. Driving to work, on an airplane, walking around the store, doing the dishes, cleaning the house, cooking. I can listen anywhere and I’m actually remembering new words and have started using it at work already. LOVE THIS APP. If you’re hesitant…. I’m telling you just do it.

meanmymitsi4lyfe ,

I’ve learned so much so incredibly fast!

I’ve always wanted to learn a second language, but for some reason, I always thought that I didn’t have the intelligence to do it. well, I certainly learned that intelligence can be very subjective, because I have learned so much in such a small window of time and the more you keep going, The more fun you start having with it. i’ve decided that I want to learn how to speak Finnish, the national language of Finland. Something else that really took me by surprise was the fact that as you start learning words, you start making those neuronal pathways between where the original word in your mother tongue language is stored in the word that you learn through your second language, and once that connection is made it stays there, and in the beginning, you’ll start to hear the words, and then the English version of the word Will pop into your head as the definition. And then, as time goes on even more, and you’re learning more and more advanced words, you literally start to think in the new language. all I can say, is I recommend this program to anybody who wants to be able to start speaking a new language right away within the first lesson because it is true. You do learn how to speak some bear essential words in the first lesson.

Electrical Enginerd ,

Content: Great. App: frustrating

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.



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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.

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