Is Pimsleur just audio?

A majority of the content is audio, but each lesson is coupled with optional (but encouraged) short lessons in reading and pronunciation, along with games and flashcards to help you learn new vocabulary. Pimsleur stresses conversational skills, introducing grammar and vocabulary through context.

Is duolingo better than Pimsleur?

The Pimsleur and Duolingo lessons actually complement each other extremely well, as they take such different approaches to learning. With Pimsleur you get more audio-centric lessons and a wider range of drills, while Duolingo’s game-like approach to teaching makes learning fun. This combined usage could be useful.

Can Pimsleur be used offline?

The Pimsleur mobile app, available from the app stores, features a hands-free driving mode, and allows you to download audio lessons for offline use inside the app. It also syncs with Amazon Echo devices using our new Pimsleur Alexa Skill, so you can easily play lessons at home as well.

Can I do more than one Pimsleur lesson a day?

Dr. Pimsleur’s research shows 30 minutes to be the optimum period for learning language, after which the mind loses its ability to retain new information. Although you should do no more than one particular lesson per day, you can repeat the same lesson unit any time during the day.

What language is the FBI looking for?

We consider nine languages critical to our investigations—Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. But FBI linguists may also be called upon to provide foreign language and cultural expertise in many more languages.

Can 2 people use Pimsleur?

Each additional user will use the same email address and password to sign into the program. The person you wish to share the course with will need to install the application on their own device (or share the device you are currently using), they can also use the web-based app at

What is the difference between Pimsleur and Pimsleur premium?

Pimsleur Premium is the version of the Pimsleur program that includes app-based exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned. It’s now available for 14 languages (plus a course for learning English, with instruction in Spanish).