This is an excellent resource for any beginning and review for those who are already familiar with the language. There are several possible ways to use the book, which makes this an even better resource. The material starts with the basics and introduces the vocabulary very early. The table format of the samples and rules is also very helpful. The coverage of a complete first year of Hebrew is covered in detail without the overweight of the formals. The vocabulary is also very helpful, not only for familiarization but for rapid reading. The additional CD also helps in learning pronunciation effectively, although having a native speaker available is much better. The flash cards and other material on the CD is also very useful. Overall, this is an excellent resource.