Interesting blog post by a primary school teacher about her experiences using Grow Story Grow, a storytelling website for learning languages. This new service uses stories which start off very simply and 'grow' with the addition of high frequency words. The idea is that young learners can start off with minimal language and slowly build their confidence and language knowledge as they progress through the levels. The good thing about this approach is that children are not required to make a conscious effort to memorize vocabulary. The high-frequency word technique combined with spaced repetition is also employed in popular language courses for adults such as the Michel Thomas and Pimsleur methods.