On the surface, they look very similar to each other, and in many ways, they are a lot alike. But, their differences are very significant.
The quickest way to describe these differences is that…
- Pimsleur is a structured course starting at the beginner level that teaches languages in a gradual manner. It forces you to participate and form sentences in the language you’re learning.
- Glossika is a collection of sentences that you learn by repeating. It starts around a lower intermediate level and covers far more words than Pimsleur. But, it’s not as polished and has more errors.
Both courses also have interactive exercises, but they aren’t that great. Grammar is also ignored and meant to be learned naturally, but you should probably get a grammar book.
In general, I like Pimsleur much more than Glossika but neither is perfect and both can be useful. You can read the full review of Pimsleur or the full Glossika review for a more in-depth at each course individually. [Read more…]