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Stories that start in English and end in a different language

Our Clockwork Methodology® makes learning a language as simple as reading a story. Pre-order our first book today! Pre-order now

Stories that start in English and end in a different language

Pre-order our first book that utilises the Clockwork Methodology® today! Preoder now

The Clockwork Methodology®



We create wonderful storybooks that children love. Each one starts in English and is bursting with beautiful illustrations. 


Gradually, words in the target language are introduced in contexts that make their meaning immediately apparent. Children can learn new words as they read.


Words become phrases and phrases become sentences. By the end of the book, children can read a whole page in another language.

What the experts say


Their vision realises the natural synergy between cultural studies and language acquisition in a way that inspires young learners.

Daniel Dennis

Educational Researcher

The One Third Stories team are adept at knowing what young learners like, and what they need, to study a foreign language.

Anne Merrit

Language Education Journalist

We all know how much our children love stories. By combining stories and languages, they will inspire more children to love languages too.

Nathalie Paris

Primary MFL Teacher

See it in action

Take a look at our puppet show of The Three Little Pigs to get a feel for how the Clockwork Methodology® works. It was recently given “10 thumbs up!” by 4-year-old Bodhi.

If you and the kids are enjoying the story, you can download a full audiobook in either Spanish or French for free!

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