Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 3 - John Conner & Cathy Folts

Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 3

By John Conner & Cathy Folts

  • Release Date: 2015-08-26
  • Genre: Spanish
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings


Breaking the Spanish 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 country in high schools, colleges, and middle schools as well as by homeschool families and adult learners. 
Vocabulary, grammar, and cultural information are presented in this new Breaking the Barrier iPad version in a way that can only be called revolutionary.

All chapters begin with colorful photos and maps of Spanish-speaking countries, important cultural facts about each, as well as biographical information and pictures of famous people.  Targeted vocabulary comes to life with the touch of the screen where a picture emerges and a native speaker pronounces the new word; all exercises throughout the book are interactive – a touch of the button shows a student immediately if an answer is right or wrong. Crystal-clear audio recorded by native speakers gives students the chance to answer questions and then compare with those of the experts. Students can work at their own pace by hitting a pause button or by playing a clip again.  The controls are intuitive and easy!  Flashcards are built-in for all new vocabulary in each chapter. Students can take notes in the book itself, highlighting words and making their own note cards.

In this Level III book, ideal for advanced students (including AP students and those preparing for SAT Subject Tests), all important grammar of the Spanish language is presented (present, preterite, imperfect, future, conditional, compound tenses, subjunctive mood) along with the classic grammatical structures.  Hundreds of exercises reinforce the amazing explanations offered by one of the country’s leading language teachers.  As a special feature, all even chapters feature a cultural article, complete with comprehension questions, professional recordings of the article, music, and video sequences.  

Combining the brilliant instructional features of the iPad with the winning approach developed by acclaimed teacher John Conner, dean of faculty at Groton School and former member of the Spanish AP Test Development Committee, this groundbreaking iPad version of the series is just what any language learner needs to excel. 


  • C_MacKenzie_Ole!

    By C_MacKenzie_Ole!
    John Conner’s Breaking the Barrier series provides the perfect 1-2-3 path to fluency. 1. The grammar is organized in a coherent, logical manner that stays with the learner beyond the study period. 2. The vocabulary lessons keep leaners engaged. 3. The cultural articles, beautiful layout, and phenomenal accompanying pieces bring the 1-2 punch of grammar and vocabulary to life. BTB breaks down the fundamentals of learning a foreign language into easy to tackle steps. The trust path to fluency for learners of all environments and ages.
  • Wow!

    By AgnesBella
    This is a high quality series! Would highly recommend all three books.
  • Very well done!

    By bebekitty49
    A great learning tool.
  • Amazing

    By genius151
    Great book, would recommend highly. Fun and easy to use, very helpful
  • Great Book!

    By Spanishlearner01
    I really enjoyed using this book to learn Spanish! Great price for great material. I have now used all three books and can say that I have broken the barrier!
  • Great Textbook

    By NuWave!
    This entire series is just outstanding from start to finish! Every textbook should be this engaging.
  • Fantastic finale to the series

    By españa14
    Started as a total beginner that knew “Hola,” to someone that can speak and understand a ton after completing the series! Highlights: 1. Vocabulary: Each chapter has vocabulary flashcards that you can use to easily memorize the words related to the theme of the chapter. Know a word? click the green check mark. otherwise, you just toss it back in the pile and try again. 2. Grammar: Each chapter emphasizes a particular aspect of sentence structure. The start of the book begins with the present tense. Later chapters teach you the preterite (past tense) and the imperfect tense. 3. Cultural information: Each chapter focuses on a country from Latin America. There are beautiful pictures and information about prominent culture figures. A must purchase for $14.99!
  • Top Quality

    By Franklin52
    Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 3 is absolutely top quality in every way.
  • Simply the best!

    By SeeJaneTeach
    Nothing compares to this series—the methods are sound and the presentation is just pure delight!
  • Break the Barrier with level 3!

    By Wlssox524
    Great price and great final edition of the best Spanish textbook series I have come across. This really is the easiest way to learn Spanish