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Breaking the French Barrier Level 2

Level 2: Intermediate

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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 country and world in high schools, colleges, and middle schools as well as by homeschool families and adult learners.
Building upon the foundation established in Level I (Beginner),  Level II  (Intermediate) begins with a review of the present, past, and imperfect tenses. New material includes rich vocabulary with thematic emphasis by chapter; the future, conditional, present perfect, pluperfect, present subjunctive, and present perfect subjunctive tenses; indefinites, demonstratives, and reflexive pronouns as well as informal commands and comparisons.  Hundreds of exercises reinforce the amazing explanations offered by some 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.  In addition, this eBook offers cultural articles (e.g., Saint Mont-Michel, Festival de Cannes, Le Village de Glace de Montreál) complete with audio, video and comprehension questions.
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 groundbaking version of the series is just what any language learner needs to excel.

What's New in Version 4

Spring 2017 version. Updated country information. Multiple improvements throughout.


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Customer Reviews


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.

Very good

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!

Great sequel to Level 1

For $14.99 this is by far the best deal around. If you are looking to become fluent, the grammar based approach really worked for me. Each chapter allows you to both learn important vocabulary as well as new grammar. I recently traveled to France and I couldn’t be happier with my ability to communicate after using this book!

Breaking the French Barrier Level 2
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  • $29.99
  • Level: Grades 7-17
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: French
  • Published: Aug 24, 2015
  • Publisher: Breaking the Barrier
  • Print Length: 670 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 4
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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