It's not easy learning a foreign language. Anyone who's spent endless hours in school classes mouthing verb conjugations, knows the return is rarely equal to the investment.
Now, two friends may have a revolutionary new way to teach kids foreign tongues — and they won't even know they're learning.
The idea is called One Third Stories.
Creators and friends Alex Somervell and Jonny Pryn, hope to build a series of kid's books that begin in English but then gradually transition into another language as the story continues.
By the end it has completely changed over — without the reader even noticing!
The pair's idea has already struck gold on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter where the two have raised more than $20,000 from over 450 backers to fund their first hardback book.
"58% of adults in the UK regret not learning another language when they were younger," they wrote. "That number is only set to get bigger as a whole generation miss out on the gift of another language. We want to change all of this by combining language education with entertainment. That's why we're making a beautiful hardback book for kids."
In addition to written books the pair is also looking to create audio versions, as well as build an app and even create puppet show.