My Epic Video Review Of Grammar Hero: Pros And Cons

  • Donovan Nagel
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Grammar Hero would potentially be a perfect course style for literary and classical languages that aren’t spoken.
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Grammar Hero
Pricing: $197
  • Unique concept
  • Focuses on grammar concepts that people tend to struggle with
  • Good resource for literary skills
  • Too grammar heavy in my opinion
  • Expensive


Grammar Hero is basically a condensed version of the popular Short Stories books by Olly Richards, with simplified grammar explanations of the most problematic grammatical issues. It does a good job at explaining them but is still quite grammar heavy, despite claiming otherwise.

It would be a perfect resource for literary language learners.

No blog post today! 🙂

Today I have a video screencast instead where I review a series called Grammar Hero by Olly Richards (I Will Teach You A Language).

I was particularly interested in looking at this series because I’ve often talked about grammar on this blog and the way most language education gets it so wrong. I have a mixed response to Olly’s approach as I outline in the video.

If you want to find out more about my approach to grammar, see here, here and here.

A few bullet points to summarize:

  • Great concept overall
  • Offers a condensed version of the Short Stories books with stories that focus on key target grammar
  • Still too much explicit grammar instruction despite insisting otherwise
  • Covers the topics that most learners struggle with
  • Stories and audio are excellent as learning material
  • Would potentially be a perfect course style for literary and classical languages that aren’t spoken (e.g. Koine Greek)

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Donovan Nagel
Donovan Nagel - B. Th, MA AppLing
I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic).
Currently learning: Greek


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I like the approach but it's quite expensive and seems to be no way to try it out or even see it in action, so won't be buying.

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