who am I?
My name is Matan and I'm an Israeli Hebrew teacher and a peace activist.
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, check out below my students videos to see who some of my students are! In the past, I have taught in many Hebrew schools, including 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.
My students speaking...
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 2021
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 Intensive, August 2020
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.
Beginners 2 Intensive, August 2020
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.
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!
Student for Alef in Ulpan Bayit , 2018
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.
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.