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Breaking the Spanish Barrier Online and Breaking the French Barrier Online are accessible on any device. The fully interactive online books can be used alone or as companions to the print textbooks.  Clear explanations, authentic audio, video, vocabulary flashcards, interactive exercises, cultural articles, video teaching capsules, and an audio adventure series help students gain confidence from the very first day. Up-to-date information is offered about countries around the world.
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Spanish Level 1 (Beginner)
Level 1 starts from the very beginning by introducing simple words and phrases. Easy-to-understand explanations unravel these essential building blocks of language:
  • nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions
  • present, preterite, imperfect, and progressive tenses
  • formal commands
Spanish Level 2 (Intermediate)
Level 2 starts with a review of key grammar topics to ensure that all students have a strong grounding in the present, preterite, and imperfect tenses. New topics include:
  • future, conditional, present perfect, pluperfect, present subjunctive, and pluperfect subjunctive
  • indefinites, demonstratives, and reflexive pronouns
  • informal commands, comparisons
Spanish Level 3 (Advanced)

Level 3 begins by reviewing the present, past, conditional and future tenses. Level 3 is ideal for advanced or AP level classes.

New topics include:

  • all perfect tenses, including the present perfect, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect
  • the subjunctive mood (with commands, verbs of emotion, hypothetical situations, adverbial phrases)
  • comparatives, the passive voice, “if clauses,” punctuation, and uses of the infinitive
  • intriguing vocabulary, with a special focus on adjectives covered in early chapters, followed by nouns, verbs, and idiomatic expressions
French Level 1 (Beginner)
Level 1 assumes no prior knowledge of French. The “First Steps” lesson presents all the sounds of the French language so that students can develop an authentic accent. Topics include:
  • nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions
  • the present, passé composé, imperfect, and progressive tenses
  • formal commands
French Level 2 (Intermediate)
Level 2 starts with a review of the present, passé composé and imperfect tenses. New material includes:
  • the future, conditional, present perfect, the pluperfect, present subjunctive, and the pluperfect subjunctive tenses
  • indefinites, demonstratives, and reflexive pronouns
  • informal commands, comparisons
French Level 3 (Advanced)
Level 3 targets students in their 3rd or 4th year of French and is ideal for advanced or AP level classes. New material includes:
  • all perfect tenses, including the present perfect, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect
  • the subjunctive mood (with commands, verbs of emotion, hypothetical situations, adverbial phrases)
  • comparatives, the passive voice, “if clauses,” punctuation, and uses of the infinitive
  • intriguing vocabulary, with special focus on adjectives in early chapters, followed by nouns, verbs, and idiomatic expressions

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