About the Pimsleur Programs

Pimsleur Language Programs come in a variety of configurations designed to suit your needs. The chart below gives you a detailed look at your many choices. In addition, you can purchase Bundles of multiple levels, or digital downloads in singles and five-lesson increments. If you need help selecting a product, or have any additional questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-831-5497.

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Quick and Simple

  • 8 lessons on 4 CDs

goPimsleur

  • 8 lessons/4 CDs and 1 MP3 CD and paperback

Basic

  • 10 lessons on 5 CDs

Compact

  • 10 lessons/5 CDs or MP3s, and booklet or PDF

Conversational

  • 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Pimsleur I

  • 30 lessons/16 CD or MP3s, and booklet or PDF

Pimsleur II

Pimsleur III

Pimsleur IV

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Program Descriptions

Quick & Simple

Four hours (4 CDs) of spoken language instruction – Contains the first eight lessons from the Pimsleur Level I. Designed as an introduction to the language and to the Pimsleur Method. Includes $50 instant credit for the purchase of the Pimsleur Level I on CD.

go Pimsleur

4 hours (4 CDs, 1 MP3 CD) of spoken language instruction + 3 hours of reading instruction (or culture notes) – Each program contains the first 8 lessons of the Pimsleur Level I course on CD and MP3, a reading book (or culture notes), and an MP3 CD with the 3-part Reading program (or culture notes) from the Pimsleur Levels I, II & III. Includes $100 instant credit for the purchase of the Pimsleur Level I on CD.

Basic

Five hours (5 CDs) of spoken language instruction – Contains the first ten lessons from the Pimsleur Level I. Designed for those who want to get the flavor of a language and become comfortable with some basic sentences. Includes $50 instant credit for the purchase of the Pimsleur Level I on CD.

Compact

Five hours (5 CDs) of spoken language instruction – Contains ten 30-minute lessons, plus reading instruction or culture notes. Provides an introduction to many of the less-commonly-studied languages. Includes reading booklet or culture notes.

Conversational

Eight hours (8 CDs) of spoken language instruction – Contains the first sixteen lessons from the Comprehensive Level I. Designed for those who want a bit more in-depth look at a language and to sample the Pimsleur Method without a great investment of time. Includes $150 instant credit for the purchase of the Comprehensive Level I.

Comprehensive

16 hours (16 CDs) of spoken language instruction – thirty 30-minute lessons with either reading instruction or culture notes. Designed for those who want to gain fluency. Some languages available in Levels 2, 3, and 4. Includes reading booklet or culture notes.