WHAT MAKES THIS GRAMMAR DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
- The end goal is always kept in mind: reading comprehension and translation precision.
- Vowel pointing is not emphasized. Students learn to read unpointed and pointed Hebrew from the beginning. Exercises have both pointed and unpointed Hebrew.
- Verbs and verbless clauses (i.e., sentences) are introduced at the very beginning so that the student feels like they are learning language as language, not as lists.
- There is an almost complete lack of verb paradigms. Rather, verbs are introduced in the third person (all tenses/aspects), then the second person, then the first.
- Students do not have to be trained linguists in order to utilize the textbook. Instead, the book includes reviews of basic grammatical terminology and explanations of other important terms.
- Some traditional (confusing) linguistic terminology is avoided.
- Here is a chart which compares this grammar with others.