Welcome to Learn Languages with Stories, your guide to exploring stories and literature in your target language. If you’ve found your way here, chances are that you’re learning a foreign language and are looking for appropriate reading material for your current level or would like to find out more about popular authors from the country where your target language is spoken.
Reading is a great way to enhance your vocabulary and take a break from the active learning phase. Nowadays, e-books can easily be downloaded and make stories and literature available even if you don’t reside in the country of your target language. However, the tricky thing is to find them and that’s where this website steps in.
On our graded readers page, you find a list of books for beginners or intermediate learners which you can easily purchase at Amazon or directly from the author. This includes our own readers, starting with an A1 level book for German. If you’re a language teacher or author who has written a graded reader and would like it to appear here, please get in touch.
Book Reviews & Literature Recommendations
In our blogs’ literature section, you find book reviews and recommendations for books written in your target language. These books are normally suitable for advanced students who already have a good passive command of the language.
Language Learning tips & Short stories
Our blog also provides you with tips for your language learning journey and we regularly publish short texts and stories with vocabulary to help you improve your reading skills.
Languages we work with
At this moment, we offer recommendations and reviews for readers and books written in German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Hungarian and Romanian.
Hi, I’m Daniela, the human being behind the Learn Languages with Stories website. I’m originally from Germany (so please bear with me when my English is not always perfect) and live in Peru now. I love languages and I love literature, so combining these two passions of mine seemed like a natural decision.
Since 2012, I’ve been teaching German on italki and have had the pleasure to work with students from all around the world. I also use the platform as a student to practice the languages I’m studying. If you haven’t tried italki yet, feel free to use this link to sign up and both of us will get US$ 10 for our next language lesson.
Non-German texts are currently written, corrected and edited by my friend and German student Liza from Hungary and my italki teachers Timea (Romanian and Hungarian), Michala (Czech), Cynthia (Brazilian Portuguese), Rocío (Spanish) and Arianna (Italian).
Are you a native Spanish (only Latin America), Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, German, Czech, Hungarian or Romanian speaker who has either literary ambitions or is a language teacher? We’re open to any kind of collaboration (guest posts, interviews etc) and would love to hear from you.