First for English, first for fun, first for young children. First Friends has a very clear methodology and easy-to-follow structure which provides a regular unit cycle for new teachers and a solid framework for more experienced teachers. Every unit opens with the new vocabulary and grammar presented in natural, familiar settings so the language is meaningful for children. Updated pictures for 2nd Edition include the additional vocabulary items and bring the topics to life. The phonics syllabus is particularly well structured for children whose first language does not use the Roman alphabet.