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“After teaching from both Breaking the French Barrier and Breaking the Spanish...

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  • About Us

    Founded in 1997 by educators, Breaking the Barrier is a global leader in print and digital language learning. Featuring instruction in Spanish, French and English, Breaking the Barrier offers students the fastest path to true language fluency.

    Our Mission:

    To help the world communicate - better - by offering the best materials available for mastering a new language.

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    The Recent Past with Acabar de – Spanish Lesson Plan and Free Exercise

     Acabar de 

    To describe an event that just took place in Spanish, use the present tense of acabar (“to end”) along with the...

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    The Recent Past with Venir de – French Lesson Plan and Free Exercise

    Venir de

    Similar to the the recent past in Spanish, French uses a construction with the verb venir to describe

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    Good for your Brain, Good for our World

    Last month we offered an article that discussed the cognitive benefits of learning a language. In addition to improving the health...

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    The 2015 editions have new ISBNs!

    We are happy to announce that the 2015 editions of Breaking the Spanish Barrier and Breaking the French Barrier will be released...

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Conference Schedule

  • March 10-12, 2016 CSCTFL

    Central States Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages  http://www.csctfl.org/ Hilton Downtown Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

  • October 6-8, 2016 FLAVA

    Foreign Language Association of Virginia www.flavaweb.org/conference Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, Virginia

  • November 18-20, 2016 ACTFL

    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages http://www.actfl.org Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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