French Uncovered (StoryLearning) Review: Personal Experience

There are many options for beginner-friendly language courses out there, but few are as detailed and comprehensive as the Uncovered series from Olly Richards (I Will Teach You a Language) featuring the StoryLearning method.

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20 High-Quality Lessons

Using StoryLearning, so you work with actual dialogue and a story that has elements of surprise, humour, and character development.

Variety of lesson formats (video, audio, text) and activities so you don't get bored as easily

Great team behind, so you can get any question answered fast

Free trial so you can see if it's for you before buying


It's a sizeable investment at the current price of $297

It revolves around reading a graded story, so if you're not a fan of this (or reading in general) this course might not be for you

Requires self-discipline, as you will not have any direct contact with a teacher

Review Overview

In my opinion, French Uncovered by StoryLearning is the best French self-study course on the market today. With its interactive and progressive story, combined with practical and varied lessons it's got everything you need to learn French to a really good level - and more. Highly recommended!


AFP 11 – Olly Richards from

On today's show I'm joined by Olly Richards. Olly is a well known polyglot and blogger, that with his website “” offers incredible insight and inspiration for aspiring language learners. As a matter of fact he was part of the bloggers who inspired me to create Actual Fluency back in the end of last year.

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