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!



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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!
    Yaron
  • רז
    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.
    Raz
  • 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.
    Ilan
  • 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.
    Naomi
  • 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.
    Adiel
  • ריו
    Rio is the Ulpan's Assistant to the Regional Manager and resident Olah Hadasha. She is from Carmel, California and holds a Sustainability degree.
    Rio
  • 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
    Segev
  • 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.
    Tamar
  • 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!
    Dan
  • 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.
    Ayelet
  • 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.
    Kosta
  • 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.
    Noa
  • נעמה
    Naama is Ulpan Bayit's community & account manager. She is also a trained textile designer, and as such has turned the ulpan into a welcoming and lovely home away from home.
    Naama
  • נואל
    Noel is a highly experienced and resourceful Hebrew and English teacher, and our coordinator for the Dalet levels. He's famous for his integrative teaching approach and is also an expert of the local cuisine, and a major Eurovision fan.
    Noel
  • 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.
    Pelleg
  • 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.
    Ira
  • 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.
    Shira
  • 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.
    Noa

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!

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!

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+. 

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. You don’t have to commit to 5-6 months in a row, but can learn for a while, take a break, and join us again. 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 40 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 2770 NIS accordingly, evening classes are a little more expensive and cost 2550 NIS for a course of 60 to 66 academic hours. Books usually cost another 100 NIS, and go with you to 2-3 courses.
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?

I know my level

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. You can also choose your level from the levels list.

I don't know my level

 Jump to our online level assessment and take our online tests, or if you prefer just contact us using the form below and set a level assessment with us (you can come to the Ulpan or ask us to call you).