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.