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Learn French with Stories

Posted: 2016-07-30, 22:31
by ittolaja
Hi All,

I created an App (currently for Android and Windows, iOS coming up) to learn French with stories and SRS.

Reading stories where the manually added meaning in context and correct conjugation of every word is immediately available speeds up learning. It also teaches you high to medium frequency words just by reading.


The stories can be read with literal and idiomatic translation provided in interlinear, interlinear on-demand or pop-up format. Combining this with spaced repetition practice for medium to low frequency words completes the picture.


Here's a link to my Android and Windows Apps using this method. PM me if you don't want to install the Amazon App store App for this and you want a direct link to the package from the shop. Using the Amazon link is better for the App's ratings I suppose. I'm planning to come up with an iOS version as well soon.

HypLern French Reader for Android download on Amazon or see content info here
I uploaded the App to Google as well, but it has a size issue, so had to split them in Beginner and Advanced:
HypLern French Beginner for Android download from Google Play Store
HypLern French Advanced for Android download from Google Play Store
HypLern French Reader for Windows download at Microsoft or see content info here

If you want to support this project please go to and buy the pdf or software versions. If you dislike pdf's (ugly Icon in Kindle) check out the Amazon Kindle versions. Or give reviews on Amazon for example. The idea is to add content to every language to a certain extend (up to 100,000 words? 200,000 words? Open for discussion, should be quite varied like short stories or multi-subject articles). Because of the method (read, re-read for hi-to-medium and practice for medium-to-low freq vocab using built-in SRS) a more limited amount of material is needed in a shorter study time to become independent reader.

Thanks to all the people that helped me get this off the ground, and thank you for still reading this at the last line ;)

Ittolaja :)

Re: Learn French with Stories

Posted: 2016-08-02, 0:20
by Poirot
This is helpful for a beginner like me. Thank you.

Re: Learn French with Stories

Posted: 2016-08-17, 19:26
by ittolaja

I created a free version for Windows and Android for people to try it out:

Microsoft Appstore - HypLern French Free for Windows 8 & 10

Amazon App Store - HypLern French Free for Android

Re: Learn French with Stories

Posted: 2017-07-09, 3:36
by Namoria
Your app is very well done!

There are only three things I dislike:
- There is no scrolling bar or index (especially annoying while reading the longer texts).
- The audio has an ugly background noise (that's especially sad because the female speaker is superb).
- There is no audio for all texts available.

Everything else is really well done. I especially like that there are alternative translations given in brakets. The choice of the stories is also very good.