These parallel texts are awesome.  There are 100 short stories.  This course is solid gold for beginners and intermediates for sure.  Every story that I have read has taught me something and I have been at this for a long time.   An example from the first story is it clearly illustrates that there are two words (at least) for pouring, one for liquids and one for dry goods.  I was unaware of this.  I did not even need to google for the definition.  The context made the meaning of the word clear.  Each story is short (maybe 10-20 lines) and packed with easy-to-understand and useful content.  Best of all, the recordings are included.   It only takes a couple times listening to fully comprehend every word which is a big deal for learning the language.   I wish I would have had this early on as it would have really helped.