Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 1
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad.
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 1.2
Summer 2013 Edition All Breaking the Spanish Barrier iBooks textbooks are updated each year so that we can offer the very latest cultural information about Spanish-speaking countries, including up-to-date population figures, current heads of state and breaking news of interest about Spanish speakers around the world. We have updated pictures of celebrities and vocabulary, edited a number of sentences, and strengthened all interactive features.
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+
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This book worked well until I attempted to update. Now it is inaccessible. The iTunes Store shows that it is downloading but it does not seem to be doing so. After an extended period of time nothing has happened, i.e. the downloading button is greyed out and seems inactive.