News Flash: 15 Languages Now Available!
Learn a New Language with Stories You'll Love!
A Revolution of Reading!
Olly Richards has teamed up with publishing giant Teach Yourself to begin a new chapter in the story of his best-selling books, bringing fun, accessible reading material to language learners around the world!

Stunning new editions of Olly’s original beginner titles are available to order today, with many exciting new features, in over 15 languages!
Read For Pleasure At Your Level!
The Short Stories for Beginners books help you expand your vocabulary, learn natural grammar and feel a sense of achievement when reading.
Perfect for students from beginner to intermediate level, you'll finally be able to enjoy reading, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.
  •  Enjoyable reading practice for high-beginner and low intermediate level language learners (A2-B1 on the CEFR).
  •  Controlled language at your level, including the 1,000 most frequent words in the language, to help you progress confidently from beginner to intermediate.
  • Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.
  • Authentic spoken dialogues to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability.
  • Chapter summaries and comprehension questions to help you follow the plot and understand the story.
  • Vocabulary lists so you can quickly look up unfamiliar words without interrupting your flow.
  • Audiobook narrations of the stories, so you can listen & read at the same time (sold separately)
  •  Free bonus story​inside the new app!
New Titles: 
Seven New Languages Just Released...
By popular demand, we're delighted to expand our series into multiple new languages and levels!
What's Different About The New Editions?
"I've spent over two years working with Teach Yourself and a large team of talented editors and linguists to transform my best-selling books into educational material of the highest standards.

Featuring a brand new story, stunning illustrations throughout, extensive editing, and even an app to accompany the series, there’s plenty to be excited about, even for owners of the original editions!" 

- Olly Richards
Here's what's new...
  •  One brand new story so there's something new for owners of original editions. 
  •  Smaller, more compact size, so you can carry the paperback in even the smallest bags, and keep reading - any time, anywhere. 
  •  Comprehensive re-editing of texts to include the 1,000 most frequent words in each language, so you can learn the most important vocabulary of all.
  •  Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations which bring the stories to life and make what you read more memorable. 
  • Interactive app so you can read, listen and learn all at the same home or on the go!
  • Supplementary teaching materials for teachers who want a quick, easy, and engaging supplementary materials for their lessons. (Coming soon)
  •  Brand new audio recordings to accompany the new editions, so you can improve your listening skills as you read! (Sold separately)
About The Author
Olly Richards speaks eight languages and is the man behind the popular language-learning blog I Will Teach You A Language
Choose From 15 Languages
in Beginner or Intermediate Levels...
Beginner (A2-B1):
Intermediate (B1-B2):
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"How To Write & Publish A Language Book"

Order All 6 Titles & Receive This Valuable Workshop:

Do you harbour ambitions to publish a language learning book of your own? 

In this exclusive online workshop, Olly will take you behind the scenes of his best-selling books, showing you how the books were created, and how he formed a partnership with one of the biggest language publishers in the world. 

A real "can't miss" for aspiring authors! 

Offer available for those who order the complete collection of short story books (All 6 books in either Kindle or Paperback format).

Simply email us your receipt and we'll send you access to the workshop:
Endorsed By Students & Experts Alike:
Dr Barbara Oakley,
Instructor of Learning How To Learn from the University of California – San Diego
"Olly’s language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work—and you will too!"
Benny Lewis,
Fluent in 3 Months
"Olly’s advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the stories the same in each language?
Yes, the stories are the same in each language, but this is a huge advantage if you are interested in learning multiple languages. Why? Because when you read a story that you already know, you are able to focus much more on the vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, etc of the language, without struggling to follow the plot. This helps you learn much faster. 
What's the difference between the old editions and the new editions?
I've spent over two years working with Teach Yourself and a large team of talented editors and linguists to transform my best-selling books into educational material of the highest standards. The stories themselves are the same (with the exception of one brand new story!), but we've added stunning illustrations throughout, extensive editing to include the most frequent 1000 words in each language, and even an app to accompany the series. There’s plenty to be excited about, even for owners of the original editions! 
I already own an older edition, can I have a discount?
Sorry, we're not able to discount books on Amazon. 
How do I buy all six books?
Step 1: Click the button that links to Amazon in your home country
Step 2: Add all 6 books to your shopping cart using "Pre-Order this item"
Step 3: When all six books are in your shopping cart, proceed to checkout
Step 4: Forward your email receipt to:

If you have any problems, please email us at the address given above. 
Why did you collaborate with Teach Yourself?
It's a long story! In my special bonus workshop "How To Write & Publish A Language Book" I'll be revealing the whole story!
Is the audio available with the books?
Audiobooks are available for each title, both on and within the new app. These are separate purchases. 
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