About

Us!

Even though I was raised in the United States, I never had to struggle to learn Hebrew: my Israeli father made sure that I could speak it like an almost-native. But when I came to live in Israel as an adult, I met so many people from English-speaking countries who became tongue-tied whenever they tried opening their mouths – despite having taken ulpan.

Seeing this, I decided to draw upon my hobby of language learning and employ a winning method that would help English speakers learn to speak Hebrew with confidence. What started as a group of four students in my Jerusalem apartment quickly multiplied into several small groups, and today we give the gift of Hebrew to thousands of happy learners in Israel and around the world.

Our

Methodology

Ulpan La-Inyan provides a comprehensive Hebrew-learning experience focusing on the skills
needed for conversation. To that end, we employ these time-tested language-learning principles:

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 our formal speaking-listening 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.

Our

Teachers

Ulpan La-Inyan teachers are not only skilled and talented, but they also love what they do: engaging and connecting with their students, empowering them to speak Hebrew with confidence, and immersing them in Israeli culture.

All our teachers speak English at a mother-tongue level. Many have traveled and spent time in different parts of the world. All have an affinity for the Hebrew language and an enthusiasm for imparting it.
We couldn’t be prouder of them.

Morielle Yanay

Originally from Herzliya, Morielle studied linguistics in film, and got a second degree in French. She has spent one year traveling all over Australia and

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Avi Mermelstein

Avi is a born teacher. This Philadelphia native left a promising career as a journalist behind, made aliyah as a young adult, polished his Hebrew,

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Rachel Shapira

Rachel is from Jerusalem, and has her BA in Psychology and MBA in business management. She has been a counselor in summer camps in different

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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.

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.

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