“Can I use these with my class or study group?”
Sure! You're welcome to use the text in your class. If you'd like to use our audio or video stories with your class, please purchase a membership.
(You can use a Household membership if you're playing the audio/video on one device in front of an in-person group. If you need students to access the stories on their own devices, you'll need a School membership.)
If you'd like to assign the stories to students who are learning remotely, you can buy a classroom membership.
Please don't republish the stories or distribute them digitally. Please don't create your own recordings or videos using our stories without our permission. Linking to us is absolutely fine. (Please do!)
“Can I mention you in my newsletter or social media?”
Well gosh, that would be delightful! Go right ahead!
“Can my class adapt one of your stories into a play and perform it in front of the school?”
Yes, this has happened, and yes, this is OK! So long as you're not taking it to Broadway, we're cool.
“Can I use your stories in my — [insert anything else]”
Let's just make a wildcard option here. If you want to do anything, and you're not sure if it'll be cool or uncool, just shoot us an email and ask.
“Are you going to add more stories?”
Yes! There are more stories waiting in the wings, but they do take quite a long time to make.
If you follow us on Facebook you might catch a sneak peek of what's happening behind the scenes.
“Are you planning any other languages?”
Not in the near future. We're working on adding more stories for our current array of languages, and we don't want to spread ourselves too thin.
But if there's a language you would especially love for us to cover, you're welcome to get in touch and let us know. Our ears are still open :)
“Who are you anyway?”
The Fable Cottage was launched in April 2018 as a spin-off project from other excellent language-learning sites, The French Experiment, The Spanish Experiment, The Italian Experiment, and The German Project.
Our translators, editors, voice artists and tunesmiths are sprinkled around the globe, but our headquarters are in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Come visit, we'll make you a coffee.*)
The wizard behind the curtain is Aletta, who has a background in design, writing, and being awkward in different languages.
Aletta is also good at talking about herself in the first-person plural in order to sound professional.
“I have a different question!”
If you have technical questions/problems, you can check out our support area. Any other questions or problems, just drop us a line. You'll get a genuine human-person response**
Alternatively, you can direct your snail-mail to:
Aletta @ The Fable Cottage
4 Ash Street
* Not even joking. We have an excellent coffee machine and we almost know how to use it.
** Unless you want to sell us some amazing new clothes, only visible to smart people. We know how that scam works.