iBooks textbooks

Utilizing the same breakthrough material found in our print curriculum, our new iBooks textbooks take the Breaking the Barrier series to a new level of interactivity and visual beauty. With hundreds of hours of embedded audio, video, teaching capsules, and engaging student exercises, our iBooks Textbooks bring language learning to life. Spanish, French and English titles currently sell for $29.99.

No iPad? No problem! All of our Spanish, French, and English titles may be enjoyed on any Apple computer running the Mavericks operating system or newer.

ibooks
  • Great articles from Spanish-speaking countries
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  • Numerous practice exercises reinforce each lesson.
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  • Great vocabulary with pictures and audio.
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  • Each chapter begins with culturally rich information from Spanish-speaking countries.
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Level 1 (beginner)

Our level 1 book assumes no prior knowledge of Spanish. It starts from the very beginning by introducing simple words and phrases that can be used right away. The “First Steps” lesson also presents all the sounds of the Spanish language so that students can develop an authentic accent. Theme-based vocabulary offers students opportunities to learn words relevant to their daily lives at home, school, and beyond.  An action-packed dialogue series appears throughout the book offering students reading and listening comprehension practice.

Throughout the chapters, easy-to-understand explanations unravel these essential building blocks of language:

  1. the present, preterite, imperfect, and progressive tenses
  2. nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions
  3. formal commands

Level 2 (intermediate)

Building upon the foundation established in Level 1, our Level 2 text first reviews key grammar topics to ensure that all students have a strong grounding in the present, preterite, and imperfect tenses. New lists of vocabulary further expand students’ ability to describe the world around them. An adventure series also is featured in Level 2 as characters travel to exciting new places with unexpected twists and turns. Written in the same student-friendly style as Level 1, the new material in Level 2 includes:

  1. the future, conditional, present perfect, the pluperfect, present subjunctive, and the pluperfect subjunctive
  2. indefinites, demonstratives, and reflexive pronouns
  3. informal commands, comparisons

Level 3 (advanced)

Our Level 3 / Advanced book targets students in their 3rd or 4th year of Spanish. It is a text that highlights all they key grammar found on AP, SAT II, IB, or college placement tests. Continuing the strategies established in the first two books in the series, the Advanced Level begins by reviewing the major present, past, conditional and future tenses. Cultural articles with comprehension exercises help students get to know stories from people around the world. You will also find:

  1. all perfect tenses, including the present perfect, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect
  2. the subjunctive mood (with commands, verbs of emotion, hypothetical situations, adverbial phrases)
  3. comparatives, the passive voice, “if clauses,” punctuation, and uses of the infinitive
  4. intriguing vocabulary, with special focus on adjectives in early chapters, followed by nouns, verbs, and idiomatic expressions

Our Advanced book makes certain that every student – whether formally enrolled in school or studying independently – has all the rules he or she will ever need to know about the Spanish language. It fully equips students for a lifetime of pleasurable and authentic contact with the Hispanic world.

  • Great articles from French-speaking countries.
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  • Numerous practice exercises reinforce each lesson.
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  • Great vocabulary with pictures and audio.
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  • Each chapter begins with culturally rich information from Francophone countries.
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Level 1 (beginner)

Our level 1 book assumes no prior knowledge of French. It starts from the very beginning by introducing simple words and phrases that can be used right away.  The “First Steps” lesson also presents all the sounds of the French language so that students can develop an authentic accent. Theme-based vocabulary offers students opportunities to learn words relevant to their daily lives at home, school, and beyond.  An action-packed dialogue series appears throughout the book offering students reading and listening comprehension practice.

Throughout the chapters, easy-to-understand explanations unravel these essential building blocks of language:

  1. nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions
  2. the present, passé composé, imperfect, and progressive tenses
  3. formal commands

Level 2 (intermediate)

Building upon the foundation established in Level 1, our Level 2 text first reviews key grammar topics to ensure that all students have a strong grounding in the present, passé composé and imperfect tenses.  New lists of vocabulary further expand students’ ability to describe the world around them. An adventure series also is featured in Level 2 as characters travel to exciting new places with unexpected twists and turns. Written in the same student-friendly style as Level 1, the new material in Level 2 includes:

  1. the future, conditional, present perfect, the pluperfect, present subjunctive, and the pluperfect subjunctive tenses
  2. indefinites, demonstratives, and reflexive pronouns
  3. informal commands, comparisons

Level 3 (advanced)

Our Level 3 / Advanced book targets students in their 3rd or 4th year of French. It is a text that highlights all the key grammar found on AP, SAT II, IB, or college placement tests. Continuing the strategies established in the first two books in the series, the Advanced Level begins by reviewing the major present, past, conditional and future tenses. Cultural articles with comprehension exercises help students get to know stories from people around the world. You will also find:

  1. all perfect tenses, including the present perfect, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect
  2. the subjunctive mood (with commands, verbs of emotion, hypothetical situations, adverbial phrases)
  3. comparatives, the passive voice, “if clauses,” punctuation, and uses of the infinitive
  4. intriguing vocabulary, with special focus on adjectives in early chapters, followed by nouns, verbs, and idiomatic expressions

Our Advanced book makes certain that every student – whether formally enrolled in school or studying independently – has all the rules he or she will ever need to know about the French language. It fully equips students for a lifetime of pleasurable and authentic contact with the Francophone world.

  • Great vocabulary flashcards with pictures and audio
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  • Cultural articles that introduce the student to new material
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  • Each chapter begins with culturally rich information from the English speaking world
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Level 1 (beginner)

Our level 1 book assumes no prior knowledge of English. It starts from the very beginning by introducing simple words and phrases that can be used right away. The “First Steps” lesson also presents all the sounds of the English language so that students can develop an authentic accent. Theme-based vocabulary offers students opportunities to learn words relevant to their daily lives at home, school, and beyond.  An action-packed dialogue series appears throughout the book offering students reading and listening comprehension practice.

Throughout the chapters, easy-to-understand explanations unravel these essential building blocks of language:

  1. the present, past, progressive, future, and conditional tenses
  2. nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions
  3. formal commands