Check out the coming courses starting in Autumn semester (Oct-Dec 2022) below!
Want to sing in Hebrew?
When you learn Hebrew with Matan you will not only SPEAK, READ AND WRITE in Hebrew, but also SING beatiful Israeli songs we learn and sing with my guitar!
רוצים לשיר בעברית?
התלמידים שלי לומדים לא רק לדבר, לקרוא ולכתוב בעברית, אלא גם לשיר שירים ישראלים יפים, שאנחנו שרים עם הגיטרה שלי!
SING IN HEBREW with Matan
who am I?
My name is Matan and I'm an Israeli Hebrew teacher with year of experience, and a peace activist.
I am the Hebrew teacher of thr SOAS University of London Language Centre.
Focus on Culture and Politics
I teach in a variety of methods, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. I include music and series in my lessons, and I have special courses focusing on Israeli society, culture and music.
I teach in small groups, and I have really speacial students from different backgrounds, and there's a unique dynamique and bond in each group.
It's important to me to keep the prices affordable to everyone even though the market prices are much higher. 250£ for a 20 hours course means 12.5£ per hour!
I provide discount for students and for those who need it, so please of you need a discount because of any situation do tell me and don't let money impede your Hebrew learning!
In the past, I have taught in many Hebrew schools, including Eteacher (Rosen Hebrew School), Ulpan Kibbutz and the acclaimed Ulpan Bayit in Tel Aviv.
My MISSION is:
Learn IVRIT not only as language, but also as means to understand the culture, identity, music and politics.
Speak, read, write and understand IVRIT.
לדבר, לקרוא, לכתוב ולהבין עברית.
One of the greatest thing as a Hebrew teacher is to know my students... Somehow, really interesting and diverse people get to join my groups, so there is a very friendly and funny dynamic created in each of them...! So when you contact me to assess your level, also ask about the students in your destined group because this is really important, and will motivate you to learn and grow together!
Here are some of my students gathering (and 1 on 1s) I had in London, and below ae some students videos:
learn Hebrew on zoom (Jack)
Join a community of Hebrew learners and GROW to be a Hebrew SPEAKER
Feel part of a group with students from around the world: Learn Hebrew with Matan
Learn Hebrew is a challenge, but you learn to understand a culture
Coming Courses Autumn 2022
How it works
1. You send me your interest
Or contact me at your convenience
2. I get in touch with you to check your level
I will send you a text and will call you to assess you written and spoken Hebrew level
3. You make a payment
Bank transfer or Paypal
4. You join the course
You join a WhatsApp group with the other TALMIDIM, receive the material and you're good to go!
Beginners 2, January 2022
I'm very happy with my Hebrew lessons with Matan!He makes every lessons interesting and engaging. Great teacher who always inspires you and leaves you with positive feeling for the rest of the day!I recommend it and encourage you to try it😊
Intermediate 2, October 2021
Really happy to have found Matan as a Hebrew teacher. I had tried Hebrew lessons before, but the online classes with Matan made the learning process more appealing to new learners. The classes are dynamic and cover all aspects of a language; grammar, new vocabulary, comprehensive reading and writing; all that surrounded by a great atmosphere. Truly recommended! ;)
Private lessons, since May 2020
Matan is a very friendly and competent teacher. He provides clear and dynamic lessons, adapting to where you start from. I particularly like the way his lessons embed all the communication competencies (reading, writing, oral understanding and speaking). The Modern Hebrew he teaches is obviously the one is use in Israel today and not one from outdated books (languages evolve quickly don't they?). If you look for a teacher to learn from scratch or improve your Hebrew skills, I would warmly recommend Matan!
Beginners1 Intensive, August 2020
Matan is patient and makes sure all the students understand what he is covering before he moves on. He has a sense of humour and makes learning fun. However, the intensive courses are just that: 'intensive'. So be prepared for a brisk pace. I've learned a lot in a very short time - and credit goes to his teaching methods.
Students from SOAS
Beginners 1,2,3, SOAS University Language Center
My students from Language Centre, SOAS University of London are the BEST הכי טובות!!They don't stop surprising me with מתנות! But, there's one letter (and student) missing - which letter is that??? This question is EASY!
Intermediate 3, January 2022
I've studied Hebrew with Matan for 7 months now and can't recommend him highly enough. Matan manages to make the lessons informative but, crucially, also fun -- drawing on music, Israeli culture, and the life experiences of other students. I have had other excellent Hebrew teachers over the past 5 years, and Matan is among the best. I teach Biblical Hebrew and recently earned a PhD in Hebrew Bible and am aware how hard it can be to make language learning socially interactive; Matan does this naturally.
Frequently asked questions
Questions about the specifics of the services provision, products, delivery, and similar issues.
Do I need a course book?
No, all the material of the course, including a PDF of the book, class presentations andaudios will be provided to you by the teacher, following the payment for the course.
What is the teaching method?
The teaching method is following the book recommended by the Hebrew University,Hebrew from Scratch, integrated with some more updated materials which will beused during the class presentations and homework.
Will I have homework?
Yes, repetition is an essential part of learning a new language. You are not obligatedto do your homework, but it will improve your learning substantially if you do.Homework will be sent via the WhatsApp course group, which will also be used forsharing audio files and any additional material. If you do not use WhatApp, you canask to be sent the homework via e-mail.
What if I will be missing a lesson?
Please inform Matan in advance. The classes are online, on Zoom, and are recordedupon consensus of the other students, so that those who miss can review the lessonrecording.
We deliver anything, anywhere, anytime
○ All refund and deferral applications must be made at least 7 days before the course start date initially booked.
○ Refund applications made 7 days or less before the course start date cannot be accepted.
○ No refunds are available for non-attendance.
○ How to claim a refund: You must notify the teacher Matan in writing/ by email, following your cancellation.
○ In the event that Matan is unable to run a course, or make suitable alternative arrangements under the Minimum Number of Students policy (4 students), you will be entitled to a full refund.