Daily stories to build EFL/EAL vocabulary
StoryPlanet is an app for learners who have intermediate to advanced knowledge of English (B1/B2) and are trying to break through to the next level (C1 & beyond). We help them with mini-stories delivered straight to their mobiles – one chapter every day. No advertising! No registration! Learners can read the featured story every week for free.
Dive deep into English with StoryPlanet
Imagine your learners having fun learning English vocabulary! They can with the learning app StoryPlanet English. They read stories, get context-specific definitions for tricky words and then dive deep into the vocabulary that’s relevant to them.
Try it out for yourself! Click a button to download the app to your phone or tablet:
How it works
*Purchasing the pro version provides access to these features as well as to our full library of content, including new story content published every day. Subscription to the pro version costs approx. €1.99/month or €12.99/year (price varies depending on country & exchange rate). First time users get a free trial.
What kind of stories are in the app?
The mini-stories in StoryPlanet are modern, quirky and full of personality. They have been written by experienced writers who are also avid readers and language learners (learn more about our authors). The stories are ultra-short and cover a wide range of genres – from love stories & science fiction to interesting facts & unusual anecdotes from day-to-day life. There’s literally something for everyone! All stories are also appropriate for young readers and people with different cultural backgrounds.
Read a sample story here, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “How the camel got his hump”.
Your EFL/EAL learners will be more motivated than ever about learning vocabulary, as the app provides a safe space for them to explore and practice.
Contextualized & individualized learning
The people behind StoryPlanet are language teachers, learners and writers. We know from experience that the best way to build vocabulary is by learning words in a relevant context. The mini-stories in the app provide just that: a relevant (and fun) context. And they’re short! Every story has 5 chapters. It takes a learner about 1 minute to read each chapter. A new chapter is broadcast every school day, so the story is finished by the end of the week.
Anyone can read our weekly featured story for free. Then, with the pro version of the app (approx. €1.99/month or €12.99/year), learners can also click on words to get context-specific definitions in simple English. They can then save any words they want to a personal learning list and do exercises with them – using the same sentences from the stories, so they learn how to use the words in the right context! Best of all, pro version subscribers get access to our growing library of stories in diverse genres.
Free and pro version compared:
READ: Get a short chapter of a new mini-story from Monday to Friday every week. A push notification lets you know when a new chapter has arrived.
READ MORE: Besides a new story every week, access our full library, covering a wide variety of genres.
GET DEFINITIONS: You can click on any word in bold to get a definition in English.
LEARN: Save words you don’t know in your personal learning list and practice them in a series of quiz-like exercises.
Ask us about our teacher packages to go with many of our stories.
StoryPlanet makes learning vocabulary much more efficient – because learners focus on what is relevant to them and learn the words in a fun little quiz. Exercises range from multiple-choice to spelling and adapt in difficulty to the learner’s progress.
The app is constantly improving. We think it offers learners a highly individualized way to build their English vocabulary already, but we will be fine tuning it soon with new features like more variety in the types of exercises, audio recordings or filtering stories by genre and reading difficulty.
Awarded 5 stars by the Educational App Store
We were thrilled to have received the top score by the independent reviewers at Educational App Store.
Here is an excerpt from their review:
“With StoryPlanet English on their mobile device, students have the means to practice their English skills wherever they are. The stories read well and expose readers to words and phrases that often prove confusing to English language learners. Collecting new words and phrases into a personalized list for later testing is a useful way of creating a custom revision guide. The tests include multiple-choice and missing-word challenges.”
Read the full review here.
Great offers for teachers
- Stay on top of our latest developments. Subscribe to our StoryPlanet newsletter and get regular tips for classroom activities based around our stories.
- Book a writing workshop! One of the StoryPlanet writers will come into your class (or join by video stream) to give a reading, as well as conduct a writing workshop. It’s a great way to motivate your students to engage more actively with the English language, since listening, reading, speaking and writing skills can all be practiced. Write us an e-mail and ask us for a quote.
- Get a volume license. Instead of having your learners pay by the month, you can purchase a year-long license for them (starting from 25 licenses). Write us an e-mail and ask us for a quote.
- Follow us on social media!
Check out our Teacher Area for more information about our offers for educators.