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. Engaging cultural articles, supported by video, invite students into new worlds where stories are told of cooks, athletes, artists, musicians, dancers, poets — people who share their passion in a new language.
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 Shelfit E-Reader 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 digital version of the series is just what any language learner needs to excel.