Additional resources

Our print and digital texts have everything you need to master a language. However, we are delighted to offer you some additional free resources that will help you or your students on the pathway to fluency. Whether you are a seasoned teacher, a homeschool parent, a self-learner, or a student yourself in class, you should check out all of the following:

Our monthly newsletter

Each month we send out a complimentary magazine directly to your email address. It is full of cultural articles, audio, video, teaching ideas, conference updates, and all the breaking news from your favorite language company. Enjoy these recent issues!

Grammar corner with john conner:

For over eight years and counting, founder and series editor, John Conner, has written a column for Think Spanish Magazine. Using the same engaging tone as the Breaking the Barrier books, John highlights a key grammar topic each month, following up with a quiz to offer immediate practice. (Think Spanish)

Cultural articles:

What better way to learn about the world than by reading an exciting article from the Spanish and French-speaking worlds? We have been including them in our newsletters for years, and they are a terrific way to practice listening and reading skills.

Warm-up activity for every class

BTB author and Spanish teacher John “Señor” Conner has a pretty clear view on the usefulness of these exercises. He uses them EVERY DAY in class and, in fact, these are Step 1 in his acclaimed workshop “The Ideal Lesson Plan: 10 Steps to Total Language Fluency.”

The ideal lesson plan:

For over 30 years, Señor Conner (or simply “Señor” as he is called by his students) has been captivating students’ attention with his fun, upbeat, lively, and engaging classes. A big proponent of keeping classes active, he offers ten great activities to do in the classroom or at home.