Pimsleur. The Art of Conversation. Down to a Science.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. Paul Pimsleur developed a method that transformed language learning. Since then, millions have used this system to begin to speak and understand a new language quickly. You can too.

Still only 30 minutes a day, Pimsleur Unlimited is completely portable. Use it on your phone or tablet in the car, at the gym, or while out for a walk. 

Pimsleur Unlimited is available in nine of our most popular languages - Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, English for Spanish Speakers, and Japanese, and in up to five levels. All of our 51 languages for English speakers and our 14 versions of English are also available in audio-only versions using the Pimsleur Course Manager App (also available from the app store:

Each level of Pimsleur Unlimited contains approximately 15 hours of audio language instruction in 30 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method, plus ...

Up to 20 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading,
300 digital flash cards allow you to practice, brush up, or review,
And with the Quick Match interactive phrase game, you get 300 questions to challenge you.
30 Speak Easy conversations allow you to fine-tune conversational skills and perfect your accent,
30 spectacular high resolution travel photographs to inspire and enhance your cultural education,
30 Lightbulb moments to connect culture & history to your language learning.

Why Pimsleur?

Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
Portable + Flexible – Can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What's New

Version 6.6.16

• Free sample lessons are now available in-app.
• In-App Purchasing.
• Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Great program


Works well for me on an iPhone 7. Have had no problems. Has multiple avenues for learning Japanese.

Not working on iPhone X


On iPhone X with the latest 11.2.1 OS the app works, however, it locks up the iPhone making it impossible to get out of the app and requiring a hard shutdown and restart of the iPhone to clear the app and regain use of the iPhone. I love this app but it’s currently unusable in its current version.

Log In for Nothing


Log in, select lesson to download, then nothing else happens. No download, no account to look at, nothing but the first two things mentioned in this review is shown. Completely useless app. I’m better off going to the library and borrowing the sets.


Simon & Schuster
136.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© & Ⓟ 2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. PIMSLEUR® is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. PIMSLEUR® is a registered trademark of Beverly Pimsleur,
In-App Purchases
  1. Spanish - Level 1 $159.99
  2. Italian - Level 1 $159.99
  3. French - Level 1 $159.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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