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.
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
We divide our students into six levels (A1 – C2) following the European standard. It takes two to three courses to complete a level.
A1.1 (Aleph): The breakthrough level. Learning the alphabet, cursive and block letters, the present tense, basic conversational skills, building verbal and nominal sentences as well as useful questions.
A1.2 (Aleph+): Expansion of the skills acquired in Aleph – adding the infinitive and learning all verb categories in the present tense. In addition we learn the basics of the past tense and start reading more complex texts.
A2.2 (Bet+): Introduction to passive sentences, reading more complex texts and learning noun conjugation, nominal verb forms and conditional sentences. By the end of this levels the students are familiar with most of the structures of the language, and can advance to the Intermediate level.
B1.1 (Gimmel): Gimmel is for people who know the language, but are having hard time expressing themselves. The mission in this level is to become a real Hebrew speaker: accurately express yourself, take part in conversations, extract the main idea from texts and have the confidence to communicate in Hebrew.
B1.2 (Gimmel+): Gimmel+ is for people who know how to speak, but need to make their communication more accurate and at a higher register. The mission is to be able to accurately express your dreams and opinions, take part in complex conversations, extract the main idea from a journalistic text and start reading the paper, and have the confidence to work in a Hebrew-requiring environment. The level is divided to two different courses – the order of taking them doesn’t matter.
B2 (Dalet): Diving into academic language, focusing on formal writing and reading high-level texts such as hard news articles, popular science, etc. Students will also learn how to present arguments and opinions in an sophisticated manner. By the end of Dalet, students are eligible to sign up to universities, can speak spontaneously with native speakers without strain.
Our Graduates Testimonials
We have collected what our students wrote about us on Facebook and on Google+.
“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!
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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+.
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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?
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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).