Breaking the French Barrier Level 1
Breaking the French Barrier - Level 1: Beginner
John Conner and Others
This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Breaking the French 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 world 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, passé composé, and imperfect tenses. They also learn commands as well as the future tense, and are introduced to sentence structure, object pronouns, and countless other “classics” of first-year study. Hundreds of exercises reinforce the amazing explanations offered by some of the country’s leading language teachers. The vocabulary presentation is stunning; pictures of each word accompany audio clips, and an amazing flashcard feature magically reinforces the learning. 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.
Vocabulary, grammar, and cultural information are presented in this new Breaking the Barrier iPad version 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.
What's New in Version 5
Spring 2017 version. Updated country information. Multiple improvements throughout.
Needs to be reviewed/updated
There are a lot of small inaccuracies in this book that need to be revisited by the author.
John Conner’s Breaking the Barrier series provides the perfect 1-2-3 path to fluency. 1. The grammar is organized in a coherent, logical manner that stays with the learner beyond the study period. 2. The vocabulary lessons keep leaners engaged. 3. The cultural articles, beautiful layout, and phenomenal accompanying pieces bring the 1-2 punch of grammar and vocabulary to life. BTB breaks down the fundamentals of learning a foreign language into easy to tackle steps. The trust path to fluency for learners of all environments and ages.
Fantastic book. Started as a total beginner that knew “bonjour,” to someone that can speak after completing the series!
1. Vocabulary: Each chapter has vocabulary flashcards that you can use to easily memorize the words related to the theme of the chapter. Know a word? click the green check mark. otherwise, you just toss it back in the pile and try again.
2. Grammar: Each chapter emphasizes a particular aspect of sentence structure. The start of the book begins with the present tense. Later chapters teach you the preterite (past tense) and the imperfect tense.
3. Cultural information: Each chapter focuses on a country that speaks french. There are also beautiful pictures and information about famous people from each country.
A must purchase for $14.99!