This is the second French curriculum we've tried, and I've found it to be very easy to implement for a parent/teacher with no French background. The format is laid out well and is easy to follow. The lessons are short enough to not overwhelm, but are definitely substantial. The First Start French website has downloadable quizzes, which is a nice added benefit.The only thing I've not liked, which is what earned it 4 stars instead of 5, is that on the audio cd, the speaker speaks fast and doesn't pause long enough between words to allow the student to repeat what she's saying. Speaking fast does force the student to listen intently to catch the pronunciation and accent, but it's frustrating to try to repeat the words and not have time. Overall, I've found this to be a great beginning to learning French. I'm using it with my 11 year old and she enjoys this very much.