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ISBN: 978-1-59172-234-2

Inglés sin Barreras®

The ultimate English multimedia program
Beginner to Intermediate

Inglés sin Barreras® is the best-selling, self-study ESL course for Spanish-speakers in the U.S.  For more than 30 years, users have turned to Inglés sin Barreras to improve their English-language proficiency skills, to help improve their chance for employment, adapt to the American lifestyle, and better their standard of living.  This 12-part multimedia course was developed specifically for recent Hispanic immigrants who may not respond well to traditional English classes or outreach services. Instead, this program provides them with a variety of learning mechanisms through which to acquire English language skills. The new and enhanced Inglés sin Barreras includes more updated and relevant topics such as workplace culture, general rights and obligations, personal finance (including understanding your credit), and the IRS.  It also features information on the importance of education, health, medicine, and insurance.

audio cdEach of the 12 volumes contains a fully interactive DVD with exercises designed to emphasize the lessons learned in the workbooks, as well as a vocabulary and pronunciation guide.  The DVDs are divided into sections, each covering 4 English lessons that review the vocabulary learned throughout the volume, conversations and exercises.  The DVD also contains a pronunciation lesson, a travelogue, and a karaoke song.

 

Features

  • 12 two-hour DVDs
  • 12 forty-minute CDs
  • 12 full-color, 100-page manuals
  • 12 full-color, 120-page workbooks
  • Components come packaged in 12 acrylic binders

Volume 1 - Conociéndonos (Greetings)

This volume goes over basic greetings as well as having and ending conversations, using the verb “to be,” personal pronouns, and possessive adjectives.  The pronunciation guide will help users practice the alphabet and spell words.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Washington, D.C. and the karaoke song is “America, the Beautiful.”

Volume 2 - Conociéndonos Mas (More Greetings)

This volume goes over describing people and feelings, using the verbs “to have” and “to feel.”  It also goes over asking and answering questions using “to be” and “to do.”  The pronunciation guide will help users review the alphabet and spell words.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Las Vegas, NV and the karaoke song is “Clementine.”

Volume 3 - Números, horas, y citas (Numbers and Time)

This volume goes over using numbers, telling time, simple present action verbs and present progressive action verbs.  The pronunciation guide will help users practice saying numbers.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Texas and the karaoke song is “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.”

Volume 4 - El calendario y el tiempo (Calendar and Weather)

This volume goes over days of the week and months, using ordinal numbers, the weather and past tense verbs.  The pronunciation guide will help users use stress appropriately in sentences.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through New Orleans and the karaoke song is “Rock Around the Clock.”

Volume 5 - La Casa y el mobiliario (House and Furnishings)

This volume goes over describing rooms of a house, using “why” and “because,” as well as paste tense verbs; and using “can,” “cannot” and “can’t.”  The pronunciation guide will help users stress past-tense verbs appropriately.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Miami, FL and the karaoke song is “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Volume 6 - El Vecindario (The Neighborhood)

This volume goes over describing places in the neighborhood and using “will” and “going to” in the future tense.  Users will also learn to give directions and interrupt politely. The pronunciation guide will help users review past tense verbs and word stresses in sentences.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Philadelphia, PA and the karaoke song is “Silent Night.”

Volume 7 - De Compras (Food and Clothing)

This volume goes over using numbers and telling time.  It also reviews present action verbs and the present progressive action verbs.  The pronunciation guide will help users practice saying and asking about prices.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through New York, NY and the karaoke song is “Like a Virgin.”

Volume 8 - La Salud (Health)

This volume goes over learning parts of the human body, talking about health, describing symptoms, making a medical appointment and understanding instructions on how to take medication.  Users will also learn to use “should” in order to give advice and understand the usage of the plurals ending in “-s” and “-es.”  The pronunciation guide will review prices and help users practice words ending in –s.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Boston, MA and the karaoke song is “Scarborough Fair.”

Volume 9 - El Trabajo (Work)

This volume goes over words that are related to workplace settings, talking about jobs, and using the word “but.”  This volume also elaborates on company benefits, talks about benefits and interviews, and helps the user learn about Wanted ads.  The pronunciation guide will help users review words ending in “–s,”and using stress to change the meaning of words and sentences.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through Chicago, IL and the karaoke song is “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.”

Volume 10 - Conversación informal (Small Talk)

This volume helps the user learn to make small talk and carry on conversations about work.  The pronunciation guide will help users use stress appropriately when using short answers and how stress can change the meaning of a word or sentence.  The travelogue in this volume takes users through San Francisco, CA and the karaoke song is “I Walk the Line.”

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Volume 11 -Vida y Trabajo en los estados unidos (Life and Work in the US)


This is one of our most robust volumes, covering basic information on workplace settings like team work, orientation and safety, excellent customer service, workplace English, timeliness, computers and technical skills, as well as appearance and behavior.  The pronunciation guide covers general life in the US, including documents, rights and obligations, transportation, education and success, as well as health and finances.

Volume 12 - El curso de ciudadanía (Citizenship Course)

This volume goes over the basic components of what it means to become a U.S. citizen as well as the actual process for applying to become a citizen of the United States of America. Basic requirements and forms are reviewed, and appropriate explanations for each part are provided.  This volume also goes over the actual interview process as well as the 100 questions that are asked during the interview, so that users may become more familiar with the experience they will have.  The pronunciation guide goes over the interview and what it means to be a U.S. citizen.