Ulpan Aviv helped me to strengthen my Hebrew skills in reading, listening, and speaking. I came to Israel for three weeks and in that time I gained more confidence with the Hebrew language and I gained a greater understanding of Israeli culture. Ulpan Aviv went to great lengths to make sure I received the language training that would best suit my needs. Their organization was very professional and involved in all aspects of my learning. I would definitely recommend Ulpan Aviv to anyone looking to increase their Hebrew language skills!
I had a 4-week tutorial class with Mr. Gil. The course was perfectly organized and I could make huge progress, not only in language but also know better about the life in Israel. As soon as possible, I would like to go back and do another 4-week course. I recommend Ulpan Aviv to anyone who wishes to learn Hebrew.
My name is Joyce and I am a 65yr old Grandma from the UK. I wanted to learn Hebrew many years ago but bringing up children meant I was too busy. So now they are grown I decided to try again.
My biggest fear was a classroom situation where I thought I would be unable to keep up with other students. I met Gil on a NOW week in Israel and his gentle yet positive manner encouraged me to try skype lessons with Ulpan Aviv. He teaches me at my pace with a great deal of patience and he makes it really interesting with insight into the Jewish culture. I enjoy my made to measure, pressure free lessons.
Learning Hebrew with Ulpan Aviv is a lot of fun (even the homework). I hope others will try this way of learning and enjoy the experience as much as I do. So if you are teetering , jump in, you’ll be glad you did.
Ulpan Aviv is the second school I’ve attended in Israel in order to learn Hebrew. My first experience was in an Ulpan in Jerusalem, in a class of 20 other students. It helped but not as much as I wished. That’s why, after I decided to stay for a while in Tel Aviv, I looked for a school in the city. I checked on Google and I finally choose the Upan Aviv as I could have a tailor-made Course: the hours of lesson per day, the location (close to my accommodation) and the individual language program. I could practically talk about my needs and all the solutions were found easily…I would call it a great customer service.
As soon as I started with the lessons, I got more and more into the rhythm and I enjoyed everything my teacher proposed to study, as the topics were all connected to the history, the life and the taste of Israel.
I appreciated a lot the fact that my teacher could increase my interest by choosing topics to be developed with songs, texts, and grammar explanations, in order to talk easily about lots of themes of my knowledge and new more ones connected to religion, history, culture and art of Israel. I’m fully satisfied with this method.
As a language teacher myself, I was looking for a teaching method which would give me the freedom to express myself in conversation. My previous online Ulpan was very formulaic and I decided to look for something more relevant. Ulpan Aviv has provided me with one-to-one tuition, face to face, in Tel Aviv, in addition to my weekly online lessons with Gil. The lessons are interesting, with a lot of humour. The focus is on being able to converse, with grammatical details being provided when necessary. Gil and his teachers have proved to be very good at “helping little old ladies (like me) cross the street” as we say in the UK. I am very pleased to have found Ulpan Aviv.
After a life from isolating, missing, hesitation and doubt, I joined the group here in Flanders from Biblical Hebrew… it gave me peace and I became very fascinated by the language. So I wanted to know more and learn about modern Hebrew…. And Baruch Hashem , on the advice of a friend, I ended up in ULPAN AVIV. This was the best decision I ever have taken. In 2015 I started the 10-day course with Gil. With great patiece and clear explanation from my excellent teacher ULPAN AVIV became my Hebrew home. And until now I always look forward to my next lesson in Israel or with Skype. Now I am happy that I can talk to my family and that I understand them. I am very grateful to ULPAN AVIV. It is the best experience!
I could not have asked for a better introduction to Hebrew than the one I had with Ulpan Aviv. Their staff is responsive, flexible and engaged, and studying with them before my arrival in Israel prepared me with the foundation I need to learn to read, speak and write the language well. Thank you, Ulpan Aviv!
After the rather poor experience of learning languages in school as a young student, I came to the conclusion that I was unable to speak another language!
Now, many years later, as a mother of adult children, it was such a surprise to me when I found myself with a deep desire to learn Hebrew. Choosing to study with Gil Pentzak is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Always patient and understanding, Gil has geared my learning towards the things that interest me, and always seems to know just what I need, in order for me to take the next step forward. It has never felt intimidating, and has always been fun. I can hardly believe it, but now I am speaking, reading and writing in Hebrew with relative ease. Thank you Gil!
Thank you for a wonderful summer! It has been absolutely amazing and I have learnt so much! What a gift! Rob, USA
I deeply enjoyed being one month at the Ulpan Aviv in Tel Aviv. Not only had my teacher a profound knowledge of Hebrew but also the skills to explain the rules and turn the language alive. Furthermore I appreciated his emphasis on the connection of the Hebrew language with its source, the Tanakh. Although I was at the beginner’s level in Hebrew, we almost entirely communicated in Hebrew. This gave me the chance of getting familiar with the language and making progress.