HEBREW with matan:   Online. Small groups. Affordable. Beyond Hebrew.

check out below and sign up
for the courses starting on
2nd October 2023!

a little word from me:

Here's the thing: I've been teaching hebrew for over 7 years now. I have lots of experience and great materials, I have students who started from 0 and are now fluent.

I'm excited to go on the journey of Hebrew with my students, whether it's for their partner, baby (especially exciting for me as an אבא), their Jewish identity, or another reason (hopefully you're not a Trump supporting Evangelical - you won't like me probably...!). I am not THAT cheap anymore. Privates are for those who can afford BUT groups are 20£ an hour (read below about pricing depending on group size at the FAQ section below).

I offer discounts for those who need it, so if you're a student or unemployed do not hesitate. Let's be fair so that everyone can join my lovely groups and take their Hebrew one HUGE step forward - קדימה!

Ready? מוכנים???


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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 the 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.

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. 300£ for a 15 hours course means 20£ per hour! Read more about pricing at the FAQ section below. 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 experience

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..!

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 October 2023

<span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew ALEF/beginners 1 - follow recorded videos on your own pace - no previous knowledge required</span>
Hebrew ALEF/beginners 1 - follow recorded videos on your own pace - no previous knowledge required
Price: 20£ per video / 175£ for the course

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!

Private Lesson Online שיעור פרטי אונליין
Private Lesson Online שיעור פרטי אונליין
Price: 65£ per hour*

For people who benefit better from 1 on 1 lessons, I offer privates. It is definitely not as affordable as my groups (which is about 16£ per hour), but for some students it works better: either because you might need Hebrew for a professional reason (research, translation) or you simply want to have privates and you can afford it. If you're a student or need a discount for ehichever reason, I can provide that, of course.

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew Beginners 3 - October 2023 IN PERSON (Hampstead area) Tuesday evening</span></p>

Hebrew Beginners 3 - October 2023 IN PERSON (Hampstead area) Tuesday evening

Price: 300£

Following on the Beginners 2 course, this is for those who finished the 7 units of Hebrew from Scratch and can speak, read and write basic Hebrew,  as well as basic Hebrew vocabulary (family, house) and grammer (יש לי, קוראים לי...) acquired in Beginners 2, this course will expend your vocabulary on themes such as going to the doctor, the market, the colthes shop etc'. This course is great fun, and will include texts, listening comprehensions and live simulations!

 Starts: 3rd October

 Ends: 5th December

 Time: Tuesday 5:30-7pm

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew Beginners 2 - October 2023 on Zoom (15 hours course Monday evening)</span></p>

Hebrew Beginners 2 - October 2023 on Zoom (15 hours course Monday evening)

Price: 300£*

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. We will  learn more Hebrew basics such as vocabulary (family, house) and grammer (יש לי, קוראים לי...). This course is great fun, and will include texts, listening comprehensions and live simulations!

*price is for online groups of 5-7 students. for smaller groups price will be slightly amended.

Starts: 2nd October

Ends: 4th December


 Time: Monday 5-6:30pm UK time

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew Intermediate 1 - October 2023 (1 hour weekly course, 10 weeks, Tuesday morning)</span></p>

Hebrew Intermediate 1 - October 2023 (1 hour weekly course, 10 weeks, Tuesday morning)

Price: 250£*

This shortened course is for those who have an understanding some of the future tense, in binyan Paal, including future, imperative, noun of action (שם פעולה) and more grammatical themes. We will finalise the future of Paal and move to other Binyanim. We will start reading texts from the book Bein Ha-Shurot for the advanced level, and hold discussions on the themes learnt, as well as the more advanced grammatical themes necessary for higher level Hebrew in texts, poems and music.


 Time: Tuesday 9-10am

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew Elementary 3 - October 2023 on Zoom Wednesday late afternoon</span></p>

Hebrew Elementary 3 - October 2023 on Zoom Wednesday late afternoon

Price: 250£

This shortened course is for tose hwo have a basic understanding of the past tanse and want to master it and know paste conjugations for all verb groups!

 Starts: 4th October

 Ends: 6th December

 Time: Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew Elementary 1 - October 2023 on Zoom Wednesday evening</span></p>

Hebrew Elementary 1 - October 2023 on Zoom Wednesday evening

Price: 300£

Following on the Beginners 3 course, this is for those who have quite a thorough understanding of infinitive groups and their conjugation in present in 4 forms. We will learn some gramattic themes such a sthe join construct, transgender nouns, double negative, and dive into the past tanse! all with texts, stories and lots of fun...!

 Starts: 4th October

 Ends: 6th December

 Time: Wednesday 7-8:30pm

<p>&nbsp;מבוא לסכסוך הישראלי-פלסטיני: קורס מיוחד לרמות ביניים ומתקדמים (זמן טרם הוחלט)</p>

 מבוא לסכסוך הישראלי-פלסטיני: קורס מיוחד לרמות ביניים ומתקדמים (זמן טרם הוחלט)

Price: 250£

איך הסכסוך התחיל? מי היה פה קודם - היהודים או הפלסטיניים? מהם הנרטיבים הקיימים מאז ועד היום? איך הציונות שינתה את פני הארץ? איך בריטניה והמעצמות היו מעורבות בהקמת מדינת ישראל? איך התחילו ההתנחלויות אחרי מלחמת ששת הימים ב-1967? איך נחתם הסכם אוסלו ומה ההבדל בין האזורים השונים בשטחים? איך האינתיפאדות שינו את המציאות?

בואו ללמוד על ההיסטוריה והנרטיבים של הסכסוך בקורס דינאמי ומעניין לרמות הביניים והמתקדמים!

*הקורס נפתח לפי דרישה

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Conversational Hebrew for (almost) fluents</span></p>

Conversational Hebrew for (almost) fluents

Price: 30£ per lesson

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 speak about politics and social issues, identities and culture, and even personal issues - this is a small and safe space for Hebrew speakers to share ideas, discuss issues and simply have fun in Hebrew!

ONGOING course

 ➢ Days and times (UK time):

 Thursday (ערב) 17:30-18:30 

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Hebrew Higher intermediate Wednesday evening&nbsp;</span></p>

Hebrew Higher intermediate Wednesday evening 

Price: 300£

These are my advanced groups - some deddicated people who took their Hebrew to the fluent level! 

Join Mary, Per, Ole, Nathan and Einar on Wednesday evenings OR Nikos, Uta, Peter and Moritz on Friday mornings.

This is a gimel level course, we use the excellent book עושים עניין in which we speak about themes such as Mizahi and Ashkenazy Jews colture and history, history of discrimination of ethnic groups in Israel, climate change and recycling, what affects our decisions in life - this course is personal and deep!

You need to have a thorough understanding of hebrew to join these groups, and in any case i will assess your speaking and reading before you join.

 Starts: 4th October

 Ends: 6th December

 Time: Wednesday 5:30-7pm

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!
You can read the most updated reviews of Hebrew With Matan on Google !
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😊
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! ;)
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!
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.
How does the group pricing work?
Depending on the group size, you will pay according to the table below.

I use breakout rooms to maximise the time of practicing speaking during the 1.5h lesson.

Group size Price per hour 
7-10 students 20£ per hour
5-6 students  25£ per hour
4 students  30£ per hour
3 students 35£ per hour
2 students 40£ per hour
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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.