NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pimsleur® Language Programs is happy to announce that it has partnered with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make the Pimsleur Unlimited NOOK App™ available on Barnes & Noble's award-winning NOOK Tablet™. The launch of this free NOOK App will give customers access to the Pimsleur Unlimited™ series directly on their NOOKs. Pimsleur Unlimited combines the power of the time-tested Pimsleur Audio Method with a visual, interactive program that allows users to learn quickly, review easily, and confidently engage others with their new skills. The NOOK App is available for Spanish, French, Italian or German.
"We're very excited to have Pimsleur Unlimited on the NOOK platform, making all of the functionality of this exciting language software fully mobile for users," says Robert Riger, Director of Pimsleur Language Programs.
Available in the NOOK App Store (www.nook.com), the Pimsleur Unlimited App features all of the software from the series including the audio lessons and interactive games. When customers download the NOOK App, they receive two free lessons and can unlock a third free lesson when they bring their NOOK Tablet into their local Barnes & Noble store. In addition, users can also cruise ahead and preview the images for all 30 lessons in the first level of the Pimsleur Unlimited series. If you own Pimsleur Unlimited for PC or MAC, you can upgrade the free NOOK App into a fully functional version of your software, unlocking over 45 hours of lessons and games. These users also gain access to Pimsleur's revolutionary audio-only chat rooms from their NOOK Tablet, allowing them to chat and practice their new skills with language ambassadors in real time.
"It's exciting to see the emergence of high end premium language learning tools like the Pimsleur Unlimited App, which brings an engaging learning and education model to all ages," said Claudia Romanini, Director of Developer Relations at Barnes & Noble. "The synergies with the app and the physical product allow NOOK users to take full advantage of their investment either on the go or at home," she added.
With visual features including Speak Easy, Flash Cards, and Quick Match, Pimsleur Unlimited reinforces the fundamental elements of the Pimsleur Method -- core vocabulary, graduated recall, anticipation, and organic learning -- to help users develop and maintain language skills. Pimsleur's familiar narrator guides users through the multi-level programs with ease, telling them in English what is expected of them every step of the way. The Pimsleur Unlimited program updates to add new features and developments, so users can benefit from ongoing efforts to create the best, most effective language learning experience available.
Pimsleur Unlimited is also designed to provide users with a deeper understanding of the language and culture they are studying. Users who purchase the Unlimited App are encouraged to join live sessions with native speakers in Pimsleur's all-audio chat rooms, allowing them to plunge into the intricacies of everyday life, travel, and culture. The chat sessions offer a real-world experience to help users navigate their new language with confidence and ease while also putting their newly-acquired skills to the test.
The Pimsleur Unlimited NOOK Apps are available on NOOK.com. Pimsleur Unlimited programs in Spanish, French, Italian, and German are available at Barnes & Noble stores or online at Pimsleur.com, PimsleurUnlimited.com, or BN.com.
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For more on Pimsleur Unlimited, please visit: https://www.pimsleurunlimited.com/details.html.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Pimsleur® is the ultimate resource for spoken language learning. Pimsleur's Comprehensive Programs are the most effective language-learning programs ever developed. The company's programs utilize proven methods of learning based on extensive research of how people master languages. The Pimsleur Method is a patented method developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur that allows users to learn a language the way native speakers do, integrating vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation into everyday conversations. The audio portion of the Pimsleur Unlimited programs is completely portable and can be listened to anytime, anywhere. Pimsleur is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio; a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. PIMSLEUR® is a registered trademark of Beverly Pimsleur, used by Simon & Schuster under exclusive license.
Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs, original audiobook productions, and children's titles. In addition to a list that includes such unparalleled authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, and David McCullough. Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won seven Grammy Awards and earned thirty-five Grammy nominations since 1989. For more information about Simon & Schuster Audio, visit our website at www.audio.simonandschuster.com.
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About NOOK® from Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 2.5 million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. NOOK Tablet™ is Barnes & Noble's fastest, lightest tablet with the best in entertainment from top services and everything you want in a tablet at a great value ($199 for NOOK Tablet – 8GB, and $249 for NOOK Tablet – 16GB). Both NOOK Tablet and the award-winning NOOK Color™ ($169) feature a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more. The NOOK Simple Touch™ ($99) is the fastest, easiest to use reader with the world's best reading screen and the longest battery life. Barnes & Noble offers NOOK owners Always Free NOOK Support in any of its nearly 700 bookstores, as well as free Wi-Fi® connectivity to enjoy the Read In Store™ feature to read NOOK Books™ for free, and the More In Store™ program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes & Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of books through its LendMe® technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.BN.com, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Target, Radio Shack, Books-A-Million, OfficeMax, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son stores, Office Depot, Fry's Electronics and Systemax Inc. retailers.
In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its FREE NOOK Reading Apps™, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac®. Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study™ (www.nookstudy.com), an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK Kids™ (www.nookkids.com), a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK Books en espanol™ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol), the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 691 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 641 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
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