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8 Languages Reveals Strange New Way to Learn French Fast Through 'StoryLearning'
  • New 'Story Learning' method for learning French is revealed on this page
  • Learn what others are saying about this amazing new process for learning French
  • 'Story Learning' is a completely natural way to learn French
  • ​This method was invented by a language expert who speaks eight languages!

Learn French with 'Story Learning' invented by speaker of eight languages Olly Richards

You’re about to discover a completely new method of learning French called 'Story Learning'... 
This new language learning method was invented by Olly Richards. He’s a language expert and author of 16 language books.

For the first time ever, Olly is going to reveal how he used 'Story Learning' to learn eight languages! 

You’ll discover how 'Story Learning' is the only French learning mechanism that uses a human’s natural core learning system. Then you’ll see how to learn French using the 'Story Learning' method. 

You won’t find this anywhere else. That’s because Olly actually invented this brand-new language learning method.

This proven new method for learning French will shock most people… But it’s based on science. It’s also endorsed by well-known language learning experts.

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New ‘Story Learning’ Language Method Will Teach You French That Is Quite Literally Unforgettable!

From: Olly Richards
London, United Kingdom

From: Olly Richards
London, United Kingdom
Did you know that, with most existing French language courses and apps, you’re almost guaranteed to forget the French you learn over time?
Why? Because most courses use an old method of learning that you probably remember from school.

Let’s call it the 'Parrot Method' of teaching. 

With the old Parrot Method, you spend your time with word lists and grammar rules… and "Repeat after me!" all day long! 

You never truly learn the language. 

More on the old Parrot Method in a moment. 

But for now, let me tell you about a new (and very different) method of learning French called 'Story Learning'.
What Is Story Learning?
As an experienced language teacher and speaker of eight languages, 'Story Learning' is a process I invented to teach you French naturally. It’s so natural, in fact, that it’s based on how human beings naturally learn their native language.

Stories are the most basic form of human communication. We've been communicating through stories for thousands of years – since we were cavemen. 

That’s why my Story Method uses the power of story to teach you French from the very beginning. The language truly gets implanted in your mind.

By learning through story, you learn the way that your brain naturally likes to learn. It’s the same way that children learn. 

You remember words more easily because you're so engrossed in the story. And the language makes sense to you naturally - on a deep level.

You end up learning French almost passively, in the same way that a native French speaker learns. That is the exciting result of learning through stories.

Reach Your Full Potential When You Can Speak French 
(World’s 5th Most Popular Language)
When you learn French through 'Story Learning', you’ll find that you’re able to mix very easily and naturally with French-speaking people around you, and in your local community. That’s because you’ll have a deep understanding of French that’s come from the natural method of learning.

You’ll be able to express yourself clearly in French. You’ll also find it strangely easy to understand what people say when they reply. That means you can actually become part of your community rather than just parroting French phrases, like a tourist with a phrasebook!

• Perhaps you’re retired in France?
• Or live in the US, with a French-speaking community around you?
• Maybe you just love to travel, and want to be less obviously a tourist?

Whatever your situation, if you have a desire to communicate more naturally with French speakers, 'Story Learning' will help you do that. 

Learning French though story will also help you deepen the relationships with the people you already know. So if you have a significant other who speaks mainly French, then you’ll be able to open a door to really living that relationship in French. 

For students, you’ll soon find yourself scoring better in tests, because you'll have a higher overall level of French that your classmates can’t match.

And, like many of my students who take French evening classes, this method is the perfect complement any existing group class you’re taking. 

That’s because you won’t be stuck in a room with 20 other people, going at a very slow pace. Instead, you’ll be studying at home in your own time, pushing your natural learning capacity to the limits!
There’s Something You Should Know Before Learning French
Before we go any further, you should know that learning French with my 'Story Learning' method isn’t for everyone. 

This method is very different to how you learned at school. If you’re a person who doesn’t like new things, 'Story Learning' might be a shock to you. 

Here’s the thing:

If you just need a little French for your travels, then get a phrasebook. A few phrases is enough for you and it’s quicker than learning to freely use French with 'Story Learning.'

Also, 'Story Learning' doesn’t use trendy smartphone apps. There’s no flashing lights, or A.I. to ‘trick’ you into thinking that learning languages is quick and easy. 

If you only have a short attention span then I can’t teach you French. 

But if you want to learn to think, speak, live and even love in French then keep reading. 'Story Learning' will help you build strong relationships with French speakers and help you live life in French.

Still reading? Then read on…
The BBC Featured Me In Their Language Learning Documentary

TV & radio have featured Olly Richards' 'Story Learning' method that can help you learn French fast

My 'Story Learning' method has come from many years of expertise in the language learning field.

Not long ago, I appeared in a 5-part BBC documentary called ‘The Superlinguists’. It is all about how people learn languages. 

The BBC interviewed me in order to understand 'Story Learning' and how I’ve used it to learn eight languages. 

I explained that although I love learning languages myself, I get the most happiness from helping others achieve their dreams of learning languages.
  • The Open University asked me to partner with them to create a major course on learning languages
  • The European Commission invited me to speak on their single most important event in the calendar year
  • The British Council hired me to teach languages and train their teachers
1000s of my students use 'Story Learning' to successfully learn languages. So can you.
Here are some comments from language experts about my language work:

"When we wanted to create an online course on how to learn a language we asked Olly to write it with us. His experience as a language learner has been invaluable."

Dr. Tita Beaven, The Open University

"Olly’s top-notch 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!"

Dr. Barbara Oakley, Author Of NYT Best-seller: A Mind For Numbers 

"Olly’s advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say!"

Benny Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months

"Learning a language is challenging, but it’s one of the best things you can do for your brain and your learning skill set… Olly Richards is doing some seriously incredible work to empower more and more people to rise to the challenge."

Jonathan Levi, Author & Learning Expert

“Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning.” 

Anthony Metivier, Magnetic Memory Method

Olly Richards' methods have been featured widely in media. You can use them to learn French fast!

What Other Students Are Saying...

Real comments from real students

"These courses are worth every penny!"

"This Uncovered course is exceeding all my expectations. You make the grammar section so clear and easy to assimilate. It's pleasureable and quite exhilarating. I understand what I'm hearing much more easily!

These courses are worth every penny".

- David

"I Was Ahead Of My Peers"

"The idea of learning through stories is what interested me the most. Even from the first lessons, I felt like I got a lot of value from the pronunciation tips and the cognates review. When I started my B1 courses I had a solid foundation and I was ahead of my peers !"

- Eloy 
A Typical Student Experience
Here’s a common experience my students get from my 'Story Learning' method. 

Kelly came to me after trying to learn a new language lots of times before. (In Kelly's case, it was Spanish.) She was a typical case of 'stop and start' many times over the years. She never really got anywhere with her Spanish. 

After just a few lessons with my 'Story Learning' method, she wrote to me. She said she was amazed at how suddenly she was able to understand Spanish grammar that had mystified her for years.

Students of Olly's 'Story Learning' method have breakthroughs in their French grammar

You see, Kelly always had real trouble with Spanish grammar in particular because of the traditional Parrot Methods she found on other courses. 

But with my method, it’s different:

I don’t just give you a bunch of rules and then ask you to memorise them.

Instead, I give you a simple story in French to read. You read the story, and then listen to the audio. You immerse yourself in the sounds of French!

Then, you watch an in-depth lesson with me, where I teach you all about the French in the story. In particular, the grammar that appears in the story. 

It’s unlike any grammar lesson you’ve had before! 

Instead of grammar rules, I show you the grammar 'in action' inside the story. That’s what makes it so easy and natural to learn! 

In fact, I almost don’t have to teach you at all… you just begin to understand the grammar intuitively! 

Because I’ve learned eight languages, I can use this experience to help you learn faster. And that’s the magic of this programme - a combination of 'Story Learning' plus my teaching! 

That’s what Kelly found from 'Story Learning', and this is also a typical result! Things that have confused you for years suddenly become clear! 
The Secret Old ‘Parrot Method’ of Learning a Language That No-one is Talking About
Here’s a little language learning secret that no one really speaks about... 

Most existing French language courses and apps… simply don’t work! 

That’s because they use an old, outdated way of teaching French. It’s an old-fashioned, traditional way of teaching, based on memorisation.

You’ll remember this from school…

You’re given phrases. Then you're told to repeat them, like a parrot.

You can't remember French through other courses because they use the old Parrot Method of learning

But the Parrot Method is outdated. It’s not true learning that sticks in your mind forever.

(Think about it. If these old methods worked, wouldn’t we all be fluent after years of high school French?)

So with regular French learning courses using the Parrot Method, you might memorise some grammar rules. Maybe a few verb tables. 

You might also pick up some vocabulary, if you Parrot it enough times!

But here’s the trouble:

When you finally speak French with a real person, you draw a blank!

That’s because you can say some memorised phrases, but you don’t have any skill with French.

You can’t go 'off script'. You can’t improvise. You can’t say how you really feel. 

And you almost certainly don’t understand the replies! (Just like a parrot.) 
The result? A one-way conversation. 

Worst of all…

Because the Parrot Method is nothing more than the kind of short term memorising you did at school, you’ll soon forget everything you learned! 

I invented a new approach to language learning, based on scientific rigour and years of experience. With my 'Story Learning' method, you can leave the Parrot Method in the past where it belongs... and move on to something more intelligent and effective.

The Big Problem With Language Learning Companies Today 
Have you tried to learn French before... and failed? There is a big reason for that. And it’s not even your fault.

You see, most language learning companies are lazy. They’re big corporate companies with executive teams and investors. That means their number one focus as a big corporate entity is to make as much money as possible.

They build cheap language software and apps that use a teaching algorithm instead of real teaching.

For example:

You might see four pictures up on the screen and then you’ll hear some audio. You have to select the picture that matches the audio. 

It’s a technical, software-based process for the masses. And it allows them to sell different language learning courses for lots of languages, very quickly and very cheaply.

They just create a simple software 'shell' and fill it with multi-language content from massive databases. You're not getting real language lessons from a teacher who can really teach.
The Problem With Cheap Language Courses & Apps: You Get What You Pay For!
You can always spot mass language learning companies because they sell language learning at a cheap price and aim to get as many users as they can.

Like I said, profit comes first! . But you, the customer, eventually pay for it with a poor language learning experience. You only realise months later when you’ve forgotten everything you learned! 

I mean, when did you last meet someone who said “I got fluent in French with an app?”

My 'Story Learning' method of learning French is different. 

There are no ‘algorithms’.

There’s no ‘mass-produced software’.

Just real teaching.

I’ve used this method to learn eight languages, and I'm the living proof that it works. 
But more importantly, so are my thousands of students who I’ve helped to learn a new language. I’ll use this exact same method to help you learn French too. 

Olly Richards' methods help you find success with French & transform your life

How I Invented The ‘Story Learning’ Method to Learn Languages Quickly
I’ve been developing my 'Story Learning' method for over 15 years. But I first had the idea after a brush with death on top of a mountain! That was the first time I discovered the power of learning French through story. 

I was on holiday in Argentina. I was stuck in a village on top of a mountain and I woke up at 3am and I couldn't breathe because the air was so thin. 

I was scared of dying and I didn’t want to go back to sleep. So I started to read a Spanish book that was in the hostel where I was staying. 

The book was really hard, because my Spanish wasn't very good. But I didn't want to go back to sleep so I just kept reading and reading.
Amazingly, the next day, I still remembered lots of words and phrases from the book. I wasn’t even trying to memorise anything at all! 
I thought that was quite strange. 

So I kept reading the book the next day. Even though it was hard, I kept reading. Eventually, I finished the book. 

My Spanish vocabulary went through the roof. My grammar was much more natural. And when I spoke French with people later, I was more relaxed and confident. 

Not only was I speaking Spanish much better,I could understand a lot more too!

And the reason was that I’d just spent all this time immersed in the story. I had flooded my brain with Spanish. 

So, at that point, I knew I was onto something. It was clear that my traditional methods of learning Spanish before, were nothing compared to what I had found.

So that was when I started to develop the 'Story Learning' method. 

You can learn French fast using Olly Richards' methods, as featured in radio interviews across the world

If Not Now, Then When? 
The sooner you start learning French, the sooner you will be rewarded with a more fulfilling life.

If you start to learn French now, you can:

• Have deeper relationships in French 
• Keep your mind sharp and learn a new useful skill
• Improve your quality of life almost overnight
• Enjoy the time you spend with your significant other
• Communicate with French-speaking people in your community 
• Pass French tests and exams

Being able to speak French brings so much pleasure to your life. Why not start enjoying that now rather than in six months? 

Don't forget that part of my French 'Story Learning' process is… fun! 

No-one likes sitting and fiddling with an iPad app for hours on end. I’ve purposely designed my 'Story Learning' method for you to enjoy every minute of your learning experience.

Remember, life doesn't wait. So the sooner you start, the sooner you can change your life for the better.

Don’t have hours a day to study? No problem. It’s a common myth that you have to devote all your spare time to learning a language. That’s not true – you can also get major benefits by doing just a little bit of this course daily. 

The benefits compound over time. So if you just did 15 minutes every day, in your spare time, you could be speaking French in just a few months. No matter how busy you are, you can get started now. 

With language learning, time is your best friend. That’s because practice will sharpen your French skills over time. You don't have to learn everything right away. 

What most people don't know is that you can learn French very quickly with the right method & the right approach
You might feel like it will take years to learn French. Or even that you've been learning French for 5, 10… even 20 years, and you haven't made any progress. That’s probably because you’ve been using the old Parrot Method of learning French.

However, you could be speaking French confidently within weeks with my 'Story Learning' approach and my specially designed lessons. 

Speaking French is NOT some 'far off' event you will only achieve in the distant future. You can be speaking French very quickly using 'Story Learning'. 

So, don't waste any more time. 

I can have you speaking French confidently within the next few months. So, now's the time to start so you can actually start to live life on your terms… with French at the heart!

Am I The Right Person To Teach You French?

You'll be learning Olly Richards' rapid-learning methods that attract crowds around the world

My work has been featured by some of the world’s authorities on learning.

The BBC featured me in a 5-part documentary called ‘The Superlinguists’ which is all about how people learn languages

But you might also have seen me in:

• The Huffington Post
• The Independent (UK)
• El País (Spain)
• Gulf News
• BBC World Service

Or in many websites, like Fluent in 3 Months and Life Hack.

My History In Language Learning

Firstly, I have a long and detailed history of language learning and language teaching. I’ve taught languages for over 10 years.

I have a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, and even used to train and recruit language teachers.

I have worked with institutions like The Open University and the European Commission. I have quotes and endorsements from lots of experts such as Professor Stephen Krashen (USC), Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months), Dr Tita Beaven (The Open University), Jonathan Levi (Learning Expert) and even Anthony Metivier (Magnetic Memory Method).

Language Learning Books I’ve Written

I'm the author of 16 books. 

I’m published by the famous publishers Teach Yourself for their Short Stories series of language learning books.

These books are in bookstores around the world. In fact, you might have seen them in your local bookstore!

You'll be learning French with author of 16 language learning books

My Spoken Languages:
I speak eight languages. These include:

• French
• English
• Spanish
• Italian
• Portuguese
• Japanese
• Arabic
• Cantonese

(Dozens of videos of me speaking my languages are available on my YouTube channel.)

But most important are the hundreds of testimonials from successful students. That means the most to me, because it’s people who have learned a new language and changed their lives.

Language learning has been my life for 20 years, even though I had ZERO experience with languages as a kid. If I can learn eight languages, I know you can definitely learn French with my methods!

And don’t worry, I’ll reveal exactly how you can learn French with 'Story Learning', in a moment.
Here’s How Olly Richards’ 'Story Learning' Actually Works… 
Here’s a rough idea of how 'Story Learning' teaches you French so well. 

Imagine you’re trying to solve a mystery. Here’s the mystery:
You’re on vacation in France. One day, you get hungry. You have a choice of three snacks: a croissant, a baguette and a pain au chocolat. Two of the snacks are fine. The other contains poison. But you don’t know which! How will you choose which snack to eat?
How would you solve this mystery?

Now, I don’t know how you tried to solve this mystery in your mind. But actually, that wasn’t the point! 

You see, when you read about this mystery, you automatically learned something.

You learned about three kinds of French foods:

• croissants
• baguettes
• pains au chocolate

You weren’t trying to learn anything. The learning just happened naturally as you thought about the mystery. 

And because you don’t want to get poisoned, you probably thought carefully about it! 

This is how 'Story Learning' is designed too. You learn French naturally as you read and listen to the story!

I’ve become fluent in eight languages using 'Story Learning'. It is a completely new way of learning languages. Thousands of people across the world have used it successfully to learn French.

In fact, my 'Story Learning' method became so useful for learning French that I’ve now turned it into a full home study course. Now you can use 'Story Learning' to learn French too…

The Secret 'Double Activation' Trick Behind 'Story Learning'
The French learning story I’ve created is written so that beginners can start to understand things. You start by reading the story (you won’t need to actually understand too much French at this point). 

You just need to get your eyes and ears immersed in French. Your mind will begin to adapt. It’s just like learning a language naturally, when we were kids.

Next, you listen to the story. Then you read and listen to it together at the same time. The secret is just to activate your senses and get them working together. 

Your ears get used to the sounds of the French language. Your eyes get used to reading French, through my lessons.

This 'double activation' of senses is the trick to language learning through story. This is what builds the strength and flexibility in your French.

It’s Almost Like Learning French in Reverse!
You cover the French story first (which is the reverse of how French is usually taught). This lays the groundwork for the lessons. 

During the lessons you go over the story. That’s when you break down how the language works in the story that you’re already familiar with.

This is what strengthens your French. You get confident enough to go out and actually use the language. 

The overall idea is that you spend plenty of time immersed in French and this helps you learn French naturally.

Introducing the World’s First ‘Story Learning’ French Home Study Course:
 French Uncovered!

French Uncovered is an exciting new course to learn French with Olly Richards' 'Story Learning' technique

The programme I built for you to learn French is called French Uncovered. It is the first course of its kind because it uses the 'Story Learning' method to teach you French naturally. 

French Uncovered is totally different to other French Language courses. 

That’s because you actually work with me as your teacher. Not some fake robot voice or faceless app. I’m your trusted teacher, and I teach you French myself through video. And I use explanations that I’ve refined over 15+ years. That’s how I know they work! 

The French Uncovered Course Works Through 'Story Learning'
You start off with full immersion in a single French story. I wrote the story myself, specifically for this French Uncovered course.

It’s called ‘L'homme au chapeau, which means ‘The Man in the Hat’. 

It’s not like other boring French lessons. This is an exciting story that will bring you back every day, because you want to find out what happens next.

This story is 20 chapters. 

The French Uncovered Course is built around the story, so it has 20 modules too. That’s one module for each chapter in the story.

At the end of the chapter, you also get exciting video lessons, recorded by me. 

French Uncovered is simple and intuitive to use on any device.

In these videos lessons, I teach you in a way that helps you understand French much faster than usual...

I’ll go through the story with you, and teach you French using the story you’ve just read. 

Then, I’ll help you uncover French words and phrases from the pages of the story and show you how they work together. 

For example, in the story you will read about people travelling to France. And you’ll see how the characters talk when they get to France. In the video lessons, I take you through everything they say and help you understand it. 

Then, it’s your turn. You’ll have worksheets and speaking exercises where you can talk about a trip to France yourself. 

So there's a natural 'circular process', where you learn something from the story, and then use it yourself! You’ll keep coming back to the story, but with different angles. 
'Story Learning' makes the French you learn stronger in your mind... and much easier to remember!
There is also a professional audio recording of the story, so that you can hear it spoken by a real French person. 

We also have English translations of the story. A lot of students ask for translations so they feel secure and comfortable about the French they read in the story. (It makes sure you’re never lost or confused. You always understand what’s going on… even in French!)

That is the pattern for each module and then that is repeated for 20 modules throughout the entire course.
But there's much more:

1) Practice worksheets so you can carefully practice the French you learn. 

These help you learn faster and remember it for longer. It also gives you a written record of everything.

2) Pronunciation lessons so you learn to pronounce French accurately. 

That means you’re much more easily understood by people when you speak. 

3) Speaking activities to help you 'activate' the French you learn.

These are speaking packs that are written entirely in French. You can literally take them and hand them to a tutor. They will instantly know what to do with you and what exercises to help you practice with, using what you've learned from the story.

By the time you’ve gone through the entire story, your brain will have learned French in a passive way. It’s much faster than the traditional Parrot Method.

Now, you won’t be completely fluent by the end of this course. In fact, you should be skeptical of any beginner course that claims to make you completely fluent.


With French Uncovered, you can learn on the go, wherever you are!

You'll be able to live your life entirely in French!
French Uncovered will help you get to an intermediate level of French (known as B1).

You can continue on to the next level with the best possible foundation.
A Life-Changing Course & Unique Learning Experience...
I've developed this beginner programme to deliver unbeatable results in your French, while providing a learning experience like no other.
  • Learn The Fundamentals Of French: You’ll be able to speak real French, not just parrot a few phrases. If you’re a complete beginner, you can be confident you’re learning the right things from the start. And if you’ve tried to learn French before, without success, you can be confident that you won’t miss anything important this time, or worry that you’re learning with the wrong method.
  • 100 Hours Of Study Time: A complete, comprehensive study course, so you can devote yourself to learning, confident you have everything you need, and don’t need to constantly worry you’re learning in the wrong way. 
  • Self-Study & Online Learning: The most flexible way to learn anything, so you can base your learning around your lifestyle, rather than working to the schedule of a rigid language school. By being able to work on your French in your lunch break, on your commute, in a cafe, or at home, you have the flexibility to learn at your speed, making it much easier to be successful.
  • Reach An Intermediate Level In French: By the time you finish the course, you’ll have reached an intermediate level (B1 on the CEFR), and be a confident French speaker, able to hold your own in a conversation and make the most out of life.
  •  Learn French From Olly & Diane: This course has been designed by two people  who have spent their life learning and teaching languages! With expert guidance and advice from us, you’ll be able to approach learning French like an expert, make the most out of your study time and avoid the pitfalls that frustrate you along the way. You’ll finish the course a better, independent language learner, able to add any new language to your skill set in the future.
  • Learn With Story: By learning with a story-first approach, you'll have a learning experience that's motivating, inspiring, and different to anything you’ve done before. You’ll have a lot of exposure to the French language through the story, so you'll develop into a confident, articulate speaker of French, not just a parrot from a phrasebook without a foundation! 
  • Learn About French Culture: The story follows three friends as they discover an old book dusty book in a library. They set off on a journey around France to discover the clues contained within the book. By following them around France, you'll get to learn about French culture as you go, making the learning experience fun, fulfilling, and meaningful. 
  • Learn Natural French: I’ve carefully crafted the story using French that is both natural, but also perfectly pitched to a beginner level. You’ll find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to follow a story in French, even as a beginner. But you'll also find the story packed full of dialogue that contains real French used on the street, so you learn to speak natural French.
  • Combined Audio & Text: This is one of the most important features of the course, as the major failing of most other courses is that they don’t ask you to spend much of your time listening to French. In this programme, you’ll be asked to spend a lot of time reading and listening to the story. With combined text and audio, you'll develop strong listening skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand spoken French far more easily, without getting lost in conversations.
  • Professional Quality Audio: All the material is the professional quality you’ve come to expect from me, and the crystal clear, professionally recorded audio is no exception, as you’ll have a great listening experience, and be able to train your ear to every sound of the French language.  
  • Full English Translations: Part of the learning process is making sure you have help when you need it, and that’s why you also have complete English translations of the entire story, so you’re never in a position of not understanding, or feeling that you’re getting left behind. You’ll be able to understand everything that happens, enjoy the story to the full, and be more motivated to understand French as a result. 
  • Visible Progress: The one-chapter, one-module approach means you'll find the course easy to follow, and have a clear sense of achievement and rhythm to your learning. This kind of visible progression with leave you excited to study hard and stick with the programme. 
  • "Virtual Classroom" Lectures: The main teaching happens in a series of video lectures, where you’ll feel like you’re in the classroom with me, which makes learning fun and vibrant. In three video lessons per unit, I walk you through the story and explain the most important vocabulary and grammar step-by-step. The video lesson are between 10-20 minutes each, and very focused on one aspect of French, so it’s the perfect length to study any time, however busy you are.
Virtual Classroom Preview...
The teaching in the course happens in a virtual classroom, that makes you feel like you’re literally sitting in a classroom with me. Go ahead and click the images below for a video preview...
1. Grow your vocabulary instantly by identifying French words with a shared root in English...
(because you already know them in English!)
(Video quality may be lower than usual if buffering)
2. Learn Vocabulary:
3. Learn Grammar:
The course also includes comprehensive worksheets, video pronunciation lessons, and much more, that will give you a learning experience so comprehensive and stimulating that it will be unlike anything you have experienced before:
  • Learn Vocabulary "Free": In each chapter of the story, you begin by looking for "cognates" - these are words that exist in English, as well as French. This is the biggest shortcut in French, as they’re basically words you get free!
  • Develop Your Vocabulary: After learning the "cognates", you'll learn other important words from the story, so you focus on growing your vocabulary early on. Not only can you understand more from the story itself, which makes it more satisfying, but you can also start speaking and understanding French from the get—go. 
  • Go Beyond The Story! Building your vocabulary is so important, though, that I teach you a lot of words that expand beyond the story, so you can learn to be as articulate as possible when you speak. 
  • Learn Accurate Grammar: By teaching you grammar as it arises in the story, I help remove the stress from learning new rules. You’ll get used to new grammar naturally by seeing it in context - in the story. Over time, verb conjugations will simply become second-nature, and you’ll be able to speak French with confident grammar, and lose the fear of making mistakes.
  • Perfect Your Pronunciation: Getting your French pronunciation accurate from the beginning - it's easier than fixing mistakes later! In each module you’ll get a high-quality video pronunciation lesson from Diane, who will show you how to pronounce the fundamental sounds of French accurately, whatever variety of French you’re learning, so you feel confident about your accent whenever you open your mouth to speak!
  •  Speak Fluent French: Learning to express yourself fully in French, without freezing up, forgetting words, or taking ages to form a sentence, is a central aim of this course. That’s why, beyond all the other learning that takes place, at the end of every unit is a set of speaking tasks that help you internalise everything you’ve learnt. You’ll take the words, phrases and grammar you’ve learnt in the chapter and make them your own, by following exercises that have been carefully designed to help you practice and rehearse your new French. 
  •  Extensive Written Exercises: Video is fun, as is reading and listening to stories, but traditional, familiar written exercises help you to practise and consolidate everything you learn. The extensive workbooks that accompany the course allow you to deepen your learning, test yourself… all in your own time. 
  • ...With Great Variety! I know people learn differently, and it’s important to have variety, which is we have included a huge variety of practice material (homework, if you want to call it that!) that will keep you entertained and involved in your learning, so you involve different parts of your brain and learn faster. 
  • Thorough Grammar Notes: All the grammar taught in the classes is accompanied by thorough explanations and reference material. This means you’ll never be confused, you can always refer to the rules when you need to, and you’ll learn to speak French with accurate grammar.
Learn to fully express yourself in French from the beginning...
Learning to express yourself fully in French, without freezing up, forgetting words, or taking ages to form a sentence, is a central aim of this course. 

That’s why, beyond all the other learning that takes place, at the end of every unit is a set of speaking tasks that help you internalise everything you learn.

You’ll take the words, phrases and grammar you’ve learnt in the chapter and make them your own, by following exercises that have been carefully designed to help you practice and rehearse your new French.

What's more, each pack also comes with a set of speaking activities for two people, with instructions written in French, so you can literally hand the pack to a native French speaker friend, partner or tutor, and they'll instantly know how to help you practice what you’ve learnt from the module. 

With this extensive focus on speaking skills, you'll finish the course already able to speak great French, in full, flowing sentences, without having to slow down to remember basic words. 

30-Minute Magic!

We both know that learning a language takes time, but StoryLearning works in as little as 30 minutes a day.

Want faster results? Increase the time to 60 minutes. 

Either way, you can learn French in less time than it takes to watch one show on Netflix. 

The StoryLearning Experience Is Very Different
As you can see, the whole French Uncovered 'Story Learning' experience is very different. It’s not like a traditional course where all you do is grammar exercises and 'parrot' phrases over and over. 

In fact, in French Uncovered, I don't teach you any grammar in the traditional sense. Instead, you learn French in a very natural way. Through the power of the story. 

It’s the way our brains are trained to learn, like when we were kids.
There's no boring memorisation involved!
This is how your brain naturally likes to learn. Your mind absorbs French naturally. It’s like when a native speaker learns French by listening to their parents talk over and over.

You end up learning French in the most natural way possible. It’s a very satisfying, pleasurable way to learn French.

That’s the difference between memorising a few words for the short term and truly learning French as a tool in your life. 
By the end of the course you've read and understood an entire book in French. That’s a huge achievement for a beginner. 

That's why the method is so powerful. Because by the end you've spent so much time immersed in the French language and reading and listening. That's why you're able to understand so much. 

At this point you’ll be able to read French. You’ll also be able to understand people when they're speaking. And you’ll be able to speak French yourself. That’s because you'll have built up such a wide experience with the French language. 

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Meet Your Course Tutors!
In French Uncovered, you'll learn from language experts with over 30 years of teaching experience between them. Both tutors share a passion for teaching languages through story, which is what brought them together to create French Uncovered! 

Olly Richards, Coaching

Olly Richards is a language educator, author and polyglot from the UK, who speaks 8 languages. Through his popular blog and podcast, StoryLearning, Olly reaches 100,000s of language learners every month. 

He has published a best-selling series of books in sixteen languages, consulted for major institutions across Europe, and is a regular speaker at international language events.

Diane Sbihi, Course Tutor

Diane trained as a teacher with the Alliance Française in France over 10 years ago & has been teaching French professionally ever since! 

She has taught French to people from all backgrounds, from children to CEOs, teachers to professional rugby players.

In her own words: "I love the process of learning and I enjoy helping others to learn too, that is why I love teaching."
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not a complete beginner. Is this course still relevant for me?
Yes, absolutely. Although you might be covering some familiar territory in the early lessons, many people find it helpful to go over the basics more than once. The main advantage of this course is that you will be listening and reading to the story that accompanies the course from the beginning, which you will be able to enjoy even more with your existing knowledge. The speaking lessons will also enable you to consolidate the French you already know, which all contributes to building a strong foundation and making fast progress in the language.

What variety of French do you teach in the course?
The course is based on standard French from France. However, you'll also get a complete Canadian French version of the story and audio narration! This will help you learn the differences between standard French and Québécois French, in terms of accent,  vocabulary, and so on, so you can be confident speaking French wherever you may live or travel to. 

With a strong foundation in the language, which this course provides, you will have the knowledge and flexibility to adapt to whichever particular variety of French you wish. The most important thing is that you learn in the first place, and this beginner programme is the best possible place to do that. 
How comprehensive is this course?
There are 20 course modules in French Uncovered. Each module module contains 7-10 hours of study time (minimum), comprising:

• Reading and listening to one chapter of the story
• Cognates activity and lesson
• Vocabulary and grammar lessons plus practice worksheets
• Pronunciation training plus exercises
• Speaking activities

With French Uncovered we aim to take you through A1-A2 level, to the point where you’re ready to begin a B1 level intermediate course. As such the total study time on the course is 150-200 hours, which is plenty to get you to B1 level. 
How long does the course take to complete?
The approximate study time of the course is 150-200 hours. (Although the study time could be significantly more depending on how much time you dedicate to the immersion practice.)

If you decide to study two modules per week (a brisk pace), it would take you approximately 10 weeks to complete the course. At a more leisurely pace of one module per week, you would complete the course in 20 weeks.
Can I study at my own pace? Are there any live components to the course?
The course is designed for you to study at your own pace, is based on self-study and has no live components. This means you can study in a time and place that suits you and can make faster progress on your own terms! What's more, you get free updates to the course as they are released in the future, and the materials never expire. 

The course material is fully downloadable, so if you don’t have a good internet connection, you can download what you need, and access it any time, any place. 
Why is the course in US Dollars?
I have students from many countries around the world, and the US Dollar is the most widely-accepted currency. But don't worry! You can purchase the course with any debit or credit card, no matter where you live, and your bank will automatically convert the USD to your local currency at the market rate. 
How is French Uncovered different from the many other French courses out there?
When I set out to design French Uncovered, my main aim was to set it apart from every other French course. The way I've done that is to base the entire course around a story, and, in fact, the course syllabus itself emerges from the story. 

Let me explain...

Most French courses are structured by taking a bunch of grammar rules, putting them together in a certain order, then teaching them to you one-by-one in a series of lessons. This is dull, and ineffective. In this course, we do things differently. In this course, your main focus is this: To read and enjoy the plot of the story! That's right - you concentrate on reading and understanding the story. The "formal study" happens another way! 

You learn through a process known as "Guided Discovery". What's guided discovery?  Well, rather than teaching you a particular grammar rule in an abstract way, I first make sure you first see the grammar rule being used in the story itself - in context - so you get to learn how it works in a natural way. Doesn't that sound more exciting than your last textbook?

You discover the rules by yourself (with help from me of course), which makes learning much more effective. This means you get to enjoy learning French first and foremost, rather than get bogged down in technicalities from the start. (Yes... it's fun!)

At every stage of the course, you’ll be immersed in real French - both the written story and the audiobook. This means that by the time you finish the course, not only will you have read an entire book in French, but you’ll have a large vocabulary, so you can express yourself fully in conversation. You will also have had many hours of listening practice, so that following spoken French will be effortless. 
What's the difference between French Uncovered and your Short Stories?
My books of French short stories are supplementary reading material for people who already have some foundation in the language. What you're seeing on this page is my complete beginner programme (a structured course), which is suitable for those who are complete beginners in French, just getting started, or wanting to revisit the basics. After completing this beginner course, you'll be ready for my books of short stories!

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