Ulpan La-Inyan makes speaking Hebrew a reality for visitors and immigrants to Israel, and for enthusiasts around the world, through carefully-crafted, ready-to-use lessons delivered in a warm environment by excellent teachers who love what they do.

At Ulpan La-Inyan, we know that while one must read and write in order to function in modern society, a language learner’s ability to speak and listen goes much further in determining their success in their new environment.

We have therefore adapted top language learning systems including the Pimsleur method for the curriculum, hired patient, probing, excellent teachers who love what they do, and taken on a customer-service stance that blends the best of the West with Israeli camaraderie, to produce the most enjoyable and effective Hebrew language program you’ve ever come across.

Our Methodology

Ulpan La-Inyan provides a comprehensive Hebrew-learning experience focusing on the skills needed for conversation. To that end, we employ the language-learning principles discovered by Dr. Paul Pimsleur:

  • Core Spoken Vocabulary – Students learn to speak words and phrases essential for conversation.
  • Anticipation – Throughout the lessons, students are asked to actively recall what they’ve learned, speaking their new words and phrases out loud.
  • Graduated Interval Recall – Students are prompted to recall their new language bits at carefully-planned intervals designed to maximize long-term memory storage.
  • Organic Learning – All of this takes place in the context of a programmed dialogue between Hebrew speakers, where the students play the roles of the speakers.

Beyond the Pimsleur-optimized lessons, we conduct free-style role plays and spontaneous dialogues and discussions, employ graphics to illustrate new vocabulary and provide grammatical instruction when needed. But the focus is always conversation.

What does the word “ulpan” mean?

The word ulpan (אולפן) actually comes from the Aramaic word meaning the act of study. That’s why a studio in Israel is called an אולפן.

What does the word “la-inyan” mean?

La-Inyan (לעניין) means something to the effect of straight to the point. At Ulpan La-Inyan, we work to ensure that students receive the maximum benefit of their Hebrew study, starting with being able to speak in Hebrew with confidence and accuracy.