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Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 1

Book 1, Breaking the Spanish Barrier - Level 1/Beginner

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


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.

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 3

Summer 2015 version. A great update with additional content and features: — Video introduction to each chapter by author — New audio recordings of all sample sentences — “Vamos a ver” a virtual blackboard lesson in each chapter highlights a key grammatical point, with the voice of the author and motion graphics illustrating concepts — Cultural information updated — Beautiful new design


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Customer Reviews

This book is a total winner!

Breaking the Spanish Barrier is a total winner. It is a fun and easy way to learn spanish. I highly recommend it to anyone!


By far the best Spanish textbook series I've come across. A+

Best Spanish Textbook Series Going

I used these print textbooks to learn Spanish in high school and this series blew away the books I later used in college. Now BTB has really stepped it up with its digital products. The iPad books really show off the capabilities of the iPad. Fun to use. Helpful flashcards, audio, fun videos - overall a great product.

Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 1
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  • $14.99
  • Level: Grades 7-17
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Spanish
  • Published: May 26, 2015
  • Publisher: Breaking the Barrier, Inc.
  • Print Length: 711 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Breaking the Spanish Barrier
  • Version: 3
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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