Skill Review: Pimsleur



VOGO Voice RATING                                   4/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                        3/5
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             5/5
Value Proposition                                                     4/5


Pimsleur is a highly interactive tutoring skill developed by Pimsleur to offer a hands-free language learning adventure for its inquisitive learners. Designed with a scholastic feature, the voice skill attempts to aid learners to master the languages fast and easily. The skill offers over 50 most popular foreign languages to choose from and master them like a near-native speaker to appeal to its users. The makers of this voice app claim that with its lessons users can learn and understand a new language of their choice in under 30 minutes owing to its scientifically proven methods.

One of the key highlights of this voice app is that those who have an account with Pimsleur can log in via the link provided on the Alexa app. Besides, the Pimsleur app presents a free lesson from over 50 languages and urges learners to listen to the courses if they have purchased them on The structured narrative divided into 30-minute audio lessons is designed such that the user can conveniently speak along with the conversation. The app not only stresses conversational skills but also contextualizes vocabulary and grammar to amplify the efficacy of the Pimsleur language learning program. Moreover, the Help section ideally helps users broaden their familiarity with the overall skill. All the more, upon selecting a language, users are allowed a free lesson. To aid users in enunciating better, the conversations are intelligently handled leaving room for listeners to repeat and practice while words and phrases are broken down into syllables. To gain additional information on different languages users are urged to visit their website. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides that could let down the learner at times. Though there is ample room to absorb what is learned, the skill offers no customized feature to test the learner’s newly acquired language. Then there’s the random inconsistency in handling the user’s requests which is a bit of a downer. Last but not least, this language drill app lacks the option to repeat which mildly tones down the beneficial aspect of the skill.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4 out of 5 stars based on our rating system. Yet, you’ll have to try for yourself and see if it will offer you a hassle-free language learning experience besides its claim to cement the vocabulary in your mind in as little as 30 minutes a day. Bear in mind to actively listen and replicate your enunciation as accurately as possible to benefit the most from the skill. So why not try out the skill and see if it is truly an enriching language learning voice app.

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