Breaking the Spanish Barrier is part of the acclaimed language series that engages students of all levels, giving them all the tools needed to find success on the path to fluency. First published in 1997, this series is now used throughout the country in high schools, colleges, and middle schools as well as by homeschool families and adult learners.
In this Level I book, ideal for beginning students, students are introduced to the present, preterite, and imperfect tenses. They also learn formal commands and the progressive, and are introduced to sentence structure, differences between “ser” and “estar,” “por” and “para” and countless other “classics” of first-year study. Hundreds of exercises reinforce the amazing explanations offered by one of the country’s leading language teachers. As a special feature, all even chapters feature a rip-roaring adventure series, reminiscent of old-fashioned radio, recorded by native speakers with sound effects and music. Comprehension questions follow each episode. There are video introductions to each chapter by the author and audio recordings of all sample sentences. The book now includes “Vamos a ver”: virtual blackboard lessons, highlight a key grammatical points using motion graphics to illustrate concepts.
Vocabulary, grammar, and cultural information are presented in this new Breaking the Barrier ebook in a way that can only be called revolutionary. Combining the brilliant instructional features of the iPad with the winning approach developed by acclaimed teacher John Conner, dean of faculty at Groton School and former member of the AP Test Development Committee, this groundbreaking iPad version of the series is just what any language learner needs to excel.