I purchased it along with the other Hebrew beginner level kit from Ulpan-Or before going in a short trip to Israel
I had no prior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet. With this study kit just going over the text book and listening to the CD, I was able to study the entire alphabet - print and cursive letters in just a few days.
During my trip in Israel I was able to orient myself by reading the street signs, shop signs and even some newspaper headlines.
I wasn't lost with this kit in the promised land. .
Absolutely great product, I would recommend it to anyone.