on 3 June 2013
I have enjoyed working through this older version in the series. Concepts are explained clearly and helpfully but be warned, it's only an introduction so there are some significant grammar points left out.
Vocabulary is geared towards articles rather than everyday conversational topics, and interesting texts are provided to practice reading. I can't compare this version with the newer ones, but I will try those at some point as they seem to be very different.
I only wish Jack Smart had had the space to expand and to explain more concepts in his insightful way.