sha-LOM - Peace, Hi, Goodbye. Probably the most known Hebrew word
noun (.ז) | Peace ; Hello | SHA-LOM

Welcome to Ulpan Bayit. We are an independent Hebrew school located in the beating heart of Tel-Aviv. We offer small groups of all levels, for tourists, students and every person who wants to learn Hebrew.

“Bayit” means Home
We hold monthly community events for our students, their friends and their relatives – from Hebrew Karaoke parties, through our famous “Help your partners learn Hebrew” event, to Israeli movies with English subtitles on big screen.

“Bayit” means Home
All of our classes are small and cozy. Students sit around one table, in a lesson which is more of a continuous dialogue between the teacher and the students. Most of the elements inside the Ulpan are labelled with the name in Hebrew – a nice idea to try at home!

“Bayit” means Home
All of our teachers are certified Hebrew as a Foreign Language teachers. The entire Ulpan team is actively learning a language all the time as a group in order to remember how it feels to be a language student. We just finished level A of Russian, and now we are studying Arabic!


We have the best teachers. Seriously.

To ensure the best learning experience we hand picked the best Hebrew teachers. All of our teachers are certified Hebrew as a Foreign Language teachers by the Hebrew university in Jerusalem. We have tons of experience in teaching Hebrew. In order to improve some more, the entire team is constantly learning a new language together – so that we’ll always feel like students ourselves. Read more

  • ירון
    Yaron is our fearless leader, founder and manager of Ulpan Bayit! He started the ulpan 7 years ago and is our source for education theory and methods, linguistics and all things sci-fi. He also translated Michael Pollan's book How to Change Your Mind from English to Hebrew!
  • פלג
    Pelleg is a dedicated teacher, our pedagogical manager, coordinator of the Gimmel+/++ levels, and head of the teachers training team. She a linguist and a speech therapist and as a hobbyist singer, she'll help you nail that Mediterranean singing style.
  • אילן
    Ilan is one of the many former Jerusalemites in Ulpan Bayit, and is the Ulpan's general manager. He is also a documentary film director and the most tattooed staff member in the office.
  • נעמי
    Naomi is our beginner level magician, as she turns every course she teaches into a joyous and supportive home. She's experienced in teaching students of challenging backgrounds and refugees. She's also an enthusiastic tour guide for Israeli culture and Tel Aviv urbanism, a fluent french speaker and a talented poet.
  • עדיאל
    Adiel is a beloved and versatile teacher, our Bet+/++ and Gimmel levels coordinator, and part of the teachers training team. He's a wizard in creating in-class discussions out of thin air, even among the shyest of students. At night he plays drums for some of Tel Aviv's most interesting Indie Rock bands.
  • שגב
    Segev is a Hebrew teacher and is fluent in Hebrew, English and French, and is currently working on his Arabic. He is the founder and a teacher at the "Ruach Erev" program for studying the human mind and spirit through psychoanalysis, culture and body experiences
  • תמר
    Tamar is our coordinator of the Aleph and Aleph+ levels, a versatile Hebrew teacher, and part of our teachers training team. She's a Mandarine speaker, a yoga teacher, and stands behind the "Layla Tov'' (Good Night) initiative , which aspires to make the israeli nightlife fun and safe from sexual harassment.
  • דן
    Dan has been teaching Hebrew for the past 20 years - both as a foreign language and for Israeli drama students. He also speaks English, Spanish and German, and even records audiobooks! Feel free to ask him anything about proper Nikkud - the Hebrew vowel signs!
  • איילת
    Ayelet is an astonishingly dedicated and creative teacher, known for her impeccable patience and methodical teaching style. She loves meeting new people around Tel Aviv, beach volleyball, yoga, and she tries to be silly whenever she can.
  • פלג
    Raz is a Gimmel level master - she knows how to make people speak Hebrew. She is also a licensed psychologist and is currently doing her residency in clinical psychology at a mental health clinic.
  • נעה
    Noa is a brilliant and methodical Hebrew teacher, our coordinator of the Aleph++ and Bet levels, and part of our teachers training team. She's a linguist, specializing in phonology, and currently working towards her PHD. She loves teaching how to sing in Hebrew despite having no sense of rhythm whatsoever.
  • עידן
    Idan joined the Ulpan after completing our very first teacher training program. Since then, he has been teaching online from Berlin. He is known for his pleasant, supportive and patient approach. Idan is also a guitarist and composer and a self-taught German speaker - ask him for tips!
  • קוסטה
    Kosta is a beloved and versatile Hebrew teacher, and is particularly intuitive about his students true challenges and needs. He's a native Russian speaker, a history student and is in one of the busiest Indie Rock artists in Tel Aviv! Most importantly, he likes to eat pickled beets as a snack.
  • חן
    Chen loves teaching Hebrew, is also always learning new languages (Chinese, Sign, French…), and her perspective as a student makes her a better teacher. She loves Chinese poetry and reads books endlessly!
  • רוני
    Aside from teaching Hebrew, Roni is a painter, an art teacher and she loves doing Hebrew cryptic crosswords. She’s a born and raised Kibbutznick - ask her all about it!
  • לוטן
    Lotan came to us from a kibbutz in the far north of Israel. He loves teaching and always comes to class with patience, a smile and his unique sense of humor. Apart from teaching, he's a professional massage therapist, and plays trumpet in a couple of indie bands.
  • הדר
    Hadar teaches Hebrew patiently and with joy as this process of introducing and teaching a new language still gets her every time. Besides teaching Hebrew, Hadar is also a marketer and a project manager and firmly believes second hand clothing will save the world!
  • הלי
    Haley is a great aleph level teacher who's dream is to learn all of the languages in the world (but only knows two as of now). She also loves to sew and speak about philosophy!
  • אלי
    Eli conducts Hebrew, Judaism, and Israel Studies lessons for institutions and individuals across the US, the UK, and Israel (thanks, Zoom!). He also teaches performance, public speaking, voice, yoga, and meditation. He teaches a lot. How does he survive? Coffee. Lots of coffee.
  • עדן
    Eden has loved exploring the intricacies of the language for as long as she can remember. Eden loves dancing Contact and exploring the movement of the body, as well as growing her sourdough and constantly learning how to become a greater bread baker. She is also on her way to become a Clinical Psychologist and has an MA in Clinical Psychology.
  • ג'אד
    Jade is a super cool video artist and illustrator, and after studying with us for three courses, she joined our office staff! She answers messages and emails faster than lucky luck shoots game with (almost) no spelling mistakes and even when she has a bad day she'll help you find the best course for you, a cool restaurant or an arts & craft supply store with a smile on her face!
  • נעם
    Noam is a teacher that adores Hebrew, for her teaching Hebrew is a way to create connections between the students to the language and to one another. When she is not in the Ulpan, you can probably find her in a local coffee shop writing poetry or dreaming about a future full of art.
  • נעה
    Noa is one of our most creative teachers and a notorious polyglot. She's an expert in online teaching and serves as our online teachers trainer and coordinator. Apart from teaching, she's a busy leader of two Indie Rock bands, and a semi-dilettante culture researcher.
  • שירה
    A Hebrew teacher and a singer songwriter with her band "The Hazelnuts" and other projects. Shira thinks of teaching and performing as two beautiful expressions of humanity making the best out of life.
  • עמוס
    Amos is not only an amazing Hebrew teacher but also a Nissan Nativ trained actor. Amos leads an Improv(e) Workshop at the Ulpan in which students learn Hebrew through game & imagination. He loves to dance bachata and speaks six languages (English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic & Yiddish)!
  • אירה
    Ira is one of the finest Hebrew teachers, and a true anchor for her students. She's a native Russian speaker, and experienced making Aliya first hand, which makes her understand exactly what her students go through and what it is they require. And as if that's not enough, she's also fluent in German and spoken Arabic.

The Levels

We divide our students into six levels (A1 – C2) following the European standard. It takes two to three courses to complete a level.

Not sure about your Hebrew level?
Test your level right now!

Meet Our Students

If you want to understand better what Ulpan Bayit is like, and how do our students speak after taking different levels, then listen to them for yourself – Jannelle who did from Aleph+ to Dalet; Luna, Maya and Claudia who did together Aleph to Aleph++; and Yonah who finished Gimmel+. 

Our Graduates Testimonials

We have collected what our students wrote about us on Facebook and on Google.

Linda B.

Aleph+ Student

“To learn Hebrew in Ulpan Bayit was my best choice this summer! The team is amazing, the classes are well-organized and it’s so much fun to learn with those great people who are definitly more than just teachers!
The location is lovely and it’s always a nice atmosphere during the lesson.
I am really grateful about how much I have learned and improved my language skills within this month!
100% recommended!”

Ari F.

Gimmel Student

“Ulpan Bayit was one of the best language learning experiences I’ve had. It’s hard to overstate how much I learned and how much fun the learning experience was. Yaron and his crew are are a bunch of very fun, very talented Hebrew teachers, not to mention very friendly people. If you’re planning on being in Tel Aviv for an extended period of time — regardless of your Hebrew level — you should check out some classes, because you will learn a lot very quickly.”

Salome G.

Aleph+ Student

“Ulpan Bayit is an absolutely wonderful place to learn Hebrew! The atmosphere is great and the teachers are very nice and helpful. I learnt so much in only 4 weeks, we were able speak a lot during class and we wrote many small texts which helped me improve not only my written but also spoken Hebrew. I would recommend Ulpan Bayit for any level of Hebrew. You can easily improve your Hebrew and attend many interesting and fun events at the Ulpan. I hope to be back soon!”

Hallie G.

Bet+ Student

“I have been absolutely blown away by the quality of Ulpan Bayit. Most importantly, the learning environment is one of great support and fun, but also one that pushes students to work very hard and apply themselves in ways that will be conducive to growth and success with acquiring Hebrew proficiency. Across the board, the teachers are highly dedicated, motivated, and passionate, and that makes for a really fun learning environment . It is clear to me that the head of the ulpan, Yaron, pours his heart and soul into maximizing the success and enjoyment of his students, and that the teachers are highly trained and know what they are doing. I genuinely couldn’t recommend this ulpan more highly!”

Pia H.

Aleph+ Student

“I left a bit fast and didn’t find time to say goodbye and THANK YOU to all the team of the lovely Ulpan Bayit. Being a student at Ulpan Bayit really made me feel home (that’s what Bayit means) and not lost in the city. The vibes, the smiles of everyone, the friendly dogs, the kitchen. Everything was made to feel good. Conferences and events were also very interesting. Thanks for the everyday help and advices and above all, I confirm Ulpan Bayit has the best Hebrew teachers! I was so impressed by their skills and their ability of keeping us so focus for 3 hours a day and for a month. And they were serious and fun at the same time and always available to help after class. Ulpan Bayit is definitely more than an Ulpan I wish I could find again a free month in my life to be able to come back!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you offer?
Hebrew classes for all levels, in short fast paced Hebrew courses.
How are you different?
We are not going to waste your time. Our courses are short and efficient, with small groups and a great focus on communication. Our teachers are all Hebrew as a Second Language teachers, knowledgeable, professional and experienced.  With us you are not committed to learn 5-6 months in a row, but can create your own yearly schedule – with the option to start a course almost every month of the year. On top of that, we are checking EVERY students level to make sure we have balanced classes, and our main focus is pedagogics. We LOVE to teach and we KNOW how to do it!
Are you a municipal Ulpan?
No – we are not limited by the ministry of education, and therefore we can create our unique atmosphere: our Hebrew courses are limited to 8-12 students and we don’t involve religion and ideology in classes. We purely teach Hebrew, in the best way possible.
What are you prices?
Our price is about 55 NIS per 45 minutes (academic hour) – which is the standard price for language courses in Israel. A morning course consists of 80 academic hours, and costs 3450 NIS accordingly, evening and online classes cost 3350 NIS for a course of 60 academic hours. Starting October 2022 book price is included.
How do you know how to teach?
We are a group of highly skilled and experienced Hebrew teachers. We are all certified by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem program for Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language. Last year we even started our own teachers training program, that is run by our most skilled and learned teachers.
Who is your average student?
It’s hard to say we have such a profile – we have many people from all around the globe and a very international atmosphere. Many of our students are partners of Israelis who came to Israel, embassy workers and other types of international workers, exchange students, new immigrants and people who just want to study Hebrew. The age range is wide although most students are in their twenties or thirties.

Hebrew Resources

Looking for easy Hebrew texts to improve your language? We’ve created a growing library of super interesting texts in various levels, which include an audio recording and a built in dictionary – enjoy!  

So Where Do I Sign Up?

If you know your level you can just pick your level from the courses list on the site’s menu. For each level you’ll find all of the available courses and time tables. Otherwise you can either jump to our online level assessment and take our online tests, or if you prefer just contact us using this form: