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.
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. 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.
There’s also video introductions to each chapter, audio recordings of all sample sentences, and “Voyons Voir” a virtual blackboard lesson in each lesson highlighting a key grammatical point, with the voice of the author and motion graphics illustrating concepts.
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.