If three years of mandatory French classes in high school taught me anything, it's that learning a new language is not only incredibly hard; if you're not motivated, it's pretty much impossible. Thankfully, there might be a new way around that thanks to LingoZing, a new app that teaches readers new languages via comic books, which has launched a Kickstarter campaign today.

LingoZing provides comics aimed at various age groups and of various genres to help get people started in learning a new language. With just a tap of the app, the words on screen switch between languages, and readers can also listen to them spoken aloud to perfectly nail their pronunciation. Voice recognition software built into the app can even test your pronunciation, and you can record yourself saying the lines and have that be the voice used for playback.

 

 

If the initial fundraising goal is met, LingoZing will be able to launch with six comics available in English, French and Brazilian Portuguese

  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith.
  • Joséphine by Pénélope Bagieu.
  • Mourir Nuit Gravement à La Santé (Dying is Seriously Bad for Your Health) by Gilles Le Coz.
  • Namesake by Isabelle Melançon & Megan Lavey-Heaton.
  • La Pluie des Corps (The Rain of Corpses) by Florian Quittard & Anaiïs Bernabé.
  • Stand Still Stay Silent by Minna Sundberg.

Depending on how successful the Kickstarter is, more titles will be available via the service including Irredeemable, Lumberjanes, and WitchbladeThe Kickstarter for LingoZing is live right now, so check out the fundraising page for more information on its goals and rewards.