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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 provides students with a rock-solid understanding of language fundamentals as well as cultural insights from around the world. Our programs genuinely offer students the fastest path to true language fluency.

Breaking the Barrier blends the rigor of serious content with simplicity, clarity, and a student-friendly voice. By the end of the series, students will have practiced every important topic in the Spanish, French, or English language. Our books engage students – both young and old – with updated topical content that’s culturally relevant and just plain fun.

Whether you are just starting a foreign language, reviewing a language you began years ago, or gearing up for an AP, SAT II or placement examination, our programs will help you achieve your language goals.

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