If you're new to the world of German and you're looking for a comprehensive and beginner-friendly course, then you can't go wrong with the German Uncovered Course by Olly Richards.
In this review of the German Uncovered Course, I'll dissect Olly's trademark StoryLearning Method and how it can help you to speed up your language learning journey. I'll also breakdown the course piece by piece, so you know exactly what you're spending your money on.
By the end of this post, you'll be able to confidently decide whether German Uncovered is worth your money.
Let's dive in.
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Who is German Uncovered for?
German Uncovered is a great language resource for motivated beginners. Whether you have no knowledge of the language at all, or you have some limited experience, this beginners course will get you well on your way to becoming an intermediate speaker.
The course corresponds roughly to the CEFR levels of A0-B1. In other words, this means complete beginner to lower intermediate level.
Not a beginner? Check out my review of Grammar Hero instead, which is suitable for intermediate learners of German.
The StoryLearning method
What is the StoryLearning method?
Olly Richards always loved learning through books and stories, so when he started creating books and courses himself he used stories as a focal point of the products.
Recently he started using the name “StoryLearning” to describe his methodology. Olly's theory is that by immersing the learner in a story, they will organically pick up the language, including both vocabulary and grammar.
The course contains 20 full chapters that all follow the same structure.
In the course, you are taught by native speaker Kerstin Cable, and Olly Richards himself.
In each chapter, you'll explore a new part of a funny short-story called “The Man with the Hat” or in German: “Der Mann Mit Dem Hut“
The short story section is available in PDF and MP3, so you can listen to a native speaker reading it out while you follow along in the PDF.
Let's take a closer look into a chapter of the course, and see how the actual learning takes place.
How each module of German Uncovered is structured
Here's what you'll be doing in every chapter of German Uncovered, all kapitel follow the same structure.
Let's break down each of these lessons:
A brief introduction to the module, as well as what you will learn in the chapter.
2. Read and Listen
In this lesson, you'll be going through the next part of the short story “The Man with the hat“