Hebrew with Matan: CHECK OUT courses of April 2021!
Address London, E5 0DA, United Kingdom
Phone +44 7769 191666
Email matanstr@gmail.com
Summer Intensive courses opening on 2nd August! including intermediate Israeli music and society    CHECK OUT below!

NA'M ME'OD! ANI Matan. I'm an Israeli experienced Hebrew teacher and peace activist, and the Hebrew teacher at King's College and SOAS University Language Centres.


About me

My name is Matan and I'm an Israeli Hebrew teacher and a peace activist.


I love teaching my language with love for Jewish and Israeli culture. I also educate for peace and equality.

In the past, I have taught in many Hebrew schools, including Ulpan Kibbutz and the acclaimed Ulpan Bayit in Tel Aviv. Since I moved to London, I am the Hebrew teacher of both King's College and SOAS University of London Language Centres.
I teach in 3 languages - English, Portuguese and Spanish.
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.

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Coming Courses in SPRING 2021

Hebrew Beginners 2 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Tuesday evening Friday morning UK time)

<p>Hebrew Beginners 2 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Tuesday evening Friday morning UK time)</p>
Price: 200£

Following on accomplishing reading and writing of the Alef Bet in the Beginners 1 course, which covers the 7 first units of Hebrew from Scratch, this course will provide you with the Infinitive form of all the verbs groups we have learnt. It will focus on vocabulary themes such as family, the house, the body and food, and will prepare you to buy fruits and vegetables in the market, speak about your family and go to the doctor, and even invite your friends to your birthday party - all in Hebrew!

 

 Starts: Tuesday 03/08/2021 

Ends: Friday 27/08/2021 

Days and times (UK time):

Tuesday (ערב) 17:30-19:30

Friday (בוקר) 7:30-9:30

Hebrew Beginners 3 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Monday morning Wednesday evnings UK time)

<p>Hebrew Beginners 3 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Monday morning Wednesday evnings UK time)</p>
Price: 200£
Expansion of the skills acquired in Beginners 2 – adding the infinitive of all verb categories. We will expand vocabulary themes like the body, food, weather and clothes. We will learn gramattical themes such as the joint construct, and will practice listening comprehension to everyday situations, including in the market, in the clothes shop, etc. We will then practice those everyday situations in speaking. 


 Starts: Monday 02/08/2021 

 ➢ Ends: Wednesday 25/08/2021 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time): 

 Monday (בוקר) 7:30-9:30 

Wednesday (ערב) 17:30-19:30

Hebrew Elementary 1 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Tuesday & Thursday evnings UK time)

<p>Hebrew Elementary 1 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Tuesday &amp; Thursday evnings UK time)</p>
Price: 200£

This course aims to provide you with an intermediate level knowledge of modern Hebrew, and focuses on the past tense, as part of acquisition of practical communicative skills. It follows up on the basics acquired at the Beginners level, covers grammar and essential vocabulary allowing you to communicate effectively and confidence in Hebrew on a limited range of topics related to everyday situations likely to be encountered. It focuses on the past tense, categorised into the verb structures as learned at the Beginners level. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, as well as write and read more challenging texts in the language.

  

Starts: Tuesday 03/08/2021 

 ➢ Ends: Thursday 26/08/2021 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Tuesday (ערב) 19:30-21:30 

Thursday (ערב) 17:30-19:30

Hebrew Elementary 2 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Monday evening & Thursday morning UK time)

<p>Hebrew Elementary 2 - August 2021 INTENSIVE (16 hours course, Monday evening &amp; Thursday morning UK time)</p>
Price: 200£

This course aims to provide you with an intermediate level knowledge of modern Hebrew, and focuses on the acquisition of practical communicative skills. It follows up on the basics acquired at the Beginners level, covers grammar and essential vocabulary allowing you to communicate effectively and confidence in Hebrew on a limited range of topics relating to everyday situations likely to be encountered. Following on the past tense learnt in Elementary 1, we will start learning future and imperative tenses. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, as well as write and read more challenging texts in the language. 


 ➢ Starts: Monday 02/08/2021 

 ➢ Ends: Thursday 26/08/2021 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Monday (ערב) 17:00-19:00 

Thursday (בוקר) 08:00-10:00

קורס מיוחד: מוזיקה ישראלית + קבוצות בחברה הישראלית (לרמת הביניים)  - אוגוסט אינטנסיבי (16 שעות, ימי שני ורביעי בערב)
<span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">קורס מיוחד: מוזיקה ישראלית + קבוצות בחברה הישראלית (לרמת הביניים)&nbsp; - אוגוסט אינטנסיבי (16 שעות, ימי שני ורביעי בערב)</span>
מחיר: 200£

זהו קורס מיוחד לתלמידים ברמת ביניים, בו אנחנו נלמד על המוזיקה הישראלית: איך היא התפתחה משנות הישוב העברי עד היום? מה היה תפקיד המוזיקה ביצירת הנרטיב? איך המוזיקה השתנתה משנות ה-60 לרוק של שנות ה-90? וכמובן - נכיר את האמנים והלהקות ששינו את פני המוזיקה הישראלית!

בשיעור השני נלמד על קבוצות בחברה הישראלית. נראה סרטונים וסדרות לפני השיעור על קבוצות בחברה הישראלית: חרדים, דתיים, ערבים, אתיופים ופליטים. בשיעור נדבר על מה שראינו ונקרא טקסטים בנושא.

* מתחיל: יום שני 02.08.2021

* נגמר: יום רביעי 25.08.2021

* ימים ושעות (זמן אנגליה):

יום שני 19:00-21:00

יום רביעי 19:30-21:30

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!
Reviews
I studied the Alef course with Matan earlier in the year which was my first time studying a non-European language. Even over zoom (due to the lockdown) we covered a lot of ground, Matan is a great teacher who makes Hebrew really accessible and fun, expect a lot of homework, tonnes of support and really enjoyable lessons with a great group of students where everyone gets to participate.
Matan is a brilliant teacher. I thought 2 hour lessons on zoom would drag but they fly by. He makes sure you get lots of practice in speaking listening reading and writing and he makes it fun and engaging, with lots of tricks up his sleeve so you don’t get bored with all the repetition you need. After my first beginners course I could read and write Hebrew (all be it like a 5 year old!) and could remember pretty much everything we covered. ( as a life-long language learner, I can’t always say that!) Highly recommended.
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!
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. 
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!
Matan is an amazing, witty, funny and very interactive teacher! Have studied Alef course with him and it was an amazing experience all together! Would highly, highly recommend to start or continue you Hebrew journey with Matan! 🥳
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.
Payment
We deliver anything, anywhere, anytime

Payment

The payment should be made via PayPal by the following link, or the PayPal associated with matanstr@yahoo.com.
If you prefer to pay by a bank transfer, please contact me below.

Refund Policy

○ 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.
Contact
Phone +44 7769 191666
Address London, E5 0DA, United Kingdom
Email matanstr@gmail.com