Hebrew with Matan: Focus on Culture and Politics. Learn in small groups. 
Address London, E5 0DA, United Kingdom
Phone +44 7769 191666
Email matanstr@gmail.com
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 both King's College and SOAS University of London Language Centres.


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.


Small Groups

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.

Affordable prices

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!

My eperience

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.
*You can read the most updated reviews of Hebrew With Matan on Google..!
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...!

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:

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Coming Courses January 2022!

Hebrew ALEF/beginners 1 - follow recorded videos on your own pace 
Hebrew ALEF/beginners 1 - follow recorded videos on your own pace 
Price: 10£ per video

For people who have no background in Hebrew who cannot commit to a weekly lesson and want to learn at their own pace, I provide the first 10 lessons course as recorded videos from my lovely group in 2021. This is following the units of Hebrew from Scratch - the best way to get familiar with the Alef bet and basic Hebrew!
I provide the videos, the material and homework and you send me your progress after each lesson until you finish the course. then, you can join Beginners 2 online!

NEW! Hebrew Beginners 1 - January 2022 (15 hours course, Friday afternoon UK time)

<p>NEW! Hebrew Beginners 1 - January 2022 (15 hours course, Friday afternoon UK time)</p>
Price: 200£

For people with no background or small background in Hebrew, we will learn the Alef Bet as we speak, following the 7 units of Hebrew from Scratch  so that we can speak, read and write basic Hebrew. a highly motivating and fun course!

Usually there are 2 hours but this is 1.5h lesson course, because the 4 students who already joined are familiar a bit with the letters so the pace will be a bit faster than usual!


➢ Starts: Friday 04/02/2022

 ➢ Ends: Thursday 08/04/2022
➢ Days and times (UK time):
Friday 16:30-18:00

NEW! Hebrew Beginners 2 - January 2022 (15 hours course, Monday afternoon UK time)

<p>NEW! Hebrew Beginners 2 - January 2022 (15 hours course, Monday afternoon UK time)</p>
Price: 200£

Following on the ALEF course, this is for those who finished the 7 units of Hebrew from Scratch and can speak, read and write basic Hebrew, without knowledge of the infinitive form, which we will learn in this course. We will also expand new verbs, the verb to have in Hebrew (יש לי, יש לך...) as well as other gramatical themes which will get you to your next level in modern Hebrew!


➢ Starts: Monday 17/01/2022

 ➢ Ends: Monday 21/03/2022
➢ Days and times (UK time):
Monday (אחר צהריים) 16:00-17:30

Hebrew Beginners 4 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Monday evening UK time)

<p>Hebrew Beginners 4 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Monday evening UK time)</p>
Price: 250£
Expansion of the skills acquired in Beginners 3 – adding the infinitive of all verb categories. We will learn teh join construct (SMICHUT), the double negative form (אני לא מכיר אף אחד) and expand our vocabulary in different themes. We 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 17/01/2022

 ➢ Ends: Monday 21/03/2022
➢ Days and times (UK time):
Monday (ערב) 17:30-19:30

Hebrew Elementary 2 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Wednesday evenings UK time)

<p>Hebrew Elementary 2 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Wednesday evenings UK time)</p>
Price: 250£

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: Wednesday 12/01/2022 

 ➢ Ends: Wednesday 16/03/2022 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Wednesday (ערב) 19:30-21:30 


Hebrew Intermediate 2 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Tuesday evenings UK time)

<p>Hebrew Intermediate 2 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Tuesday evenings UK time)</p>
Price: 250£

After learning all the future and imperative tenses of Pa'al, Pi'el, Hif'il and Hitpa'el, this course will focus on the passive forms encountered mostly in poetry and journalism. We will continue to discuss Israeli culture and politics, identities and myths. We will read more comles texts and discuss social issues raised in Ivrit Be-Shnain, as well as watching Israeli series. We will be expending our vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities, and confidence in modern Hebrew. and, as always, we will learn more Israeli songs and artists and sing with my guitar!

Starts: Tueday 18/01/2022 

 ➢ Ends: Tuesday 22/03/2022 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Tuesday (ערב) 16:30-18:30 


Hebrew Intermediate 3 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Wednesday evenings UK time)

<p>Hebrew Intermediate 3 - January 2022 (20 hours course, Wednesday evenings UK time)</p>
Price: 250£

After learning all the future and imperative tenses of Pa'al, Pi'el, Hif'il and Hitpa'el, this course will focus on the passive forms encountered mostly in poetry and journalism. We will continue to discuss Israeli culture and politics, identities and myths. We will read more comles texts and discuss social issues raised in Ivrit Be-Shnain, as well as watching Israeli series. We will be expending our vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities, and confidence in modern Hebrew. and, as always, we will learn more Israeli songs and artists and sing with my guitar!

Starts: Wednesday 12/01/2022 

 ➢ Ends: Wednesday 16/03/2022 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Wednesday (ערב) 17:30-19:30 


Hebrew ADVANCED - January 2021 (10 hours course, Thursday evenings UK time)

<p>Hebrew ADVANCED - January 2021 (10 hours course, Thursday evenings UK time)</p>
Price: 200£

This is a fun 1 hour weekly lesson for the advanced! many of the students in this group are Hebrew teachers themselves, people who used to live in Israel or simply learnt it to fluency! We read the newspaper, speak about politics and social issues, and simply have fun in Hebrew!


Starts: Thursday 13/01/2022 

 ➢ Ends: Thursday 17/03/2022 

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Thursday (ערב) 17:30-18:30 


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
You can read the most updated reviews of Hebrew With Matan on Google !
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
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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