The study kit First and Foremost
– textbook and workbook – is aimed for beginners’ level and more. Students who complete this program will acquire excellent reading and writing skills; basic conversational skills; the ability to recognize all verb tenses, use the past and present tenses freely, and some of the future tense forms; and know and use the language’s morphology and structures.
This kit was written along the lines of the communicative language teaching approach. Language usability is what guided the design of the grammatical structures and vocabulary.
The book contains 23 chapters; an introductory chapter followed by 22 chapters as the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
The textbook addresses Israel and the world, aiming to familiarize students with the multicultural Israeli society while generating a dialogue between the different worlds and cultures. It raises questions pertaining to individuals, societies and communities. The workbook consists of two parts: independent work sheets for each subject in the textbook, exercises and exam samples; and classroom speech exercises. The pages are perforated for easy submission.
The book includes instructions in Arabic, and the workbook contains a dictionary and explanations.