Having the experience of over ten years of teaching Hebrew, and through the experience of being a student for languages – Tomer developed a unique method for teaching and learning Hebrew. Through a special balance of grammar and vocabulary, Firsthand Ulpan provides students with the ability to read, write, understand and speak Hebrew within a fairly short time.
After 2,000 years, Hebrew is now a living language that is alive through its speakers and Israeli culture. Therefore, in Firsthand Ulpan, Hebrew is taught with close connection to Israeli culture – Israeli songs, comedy videos, newspapers, books, and more – because if you want to know Hebrew, we believe you need to learn it firsthand.
Tomer has been teaching Hebrew for many years; he started in a private Ulpan in Tel-Aviv in 2010 and when he moved to Jerusalem for his Master's degree, he began working as a Hebrew teacher in the Masa program teaching various groups of foreign students. In addition to his experience in instructing groups, Tomer has also been teaching Hebrew to private students since 2010.
Tomer Talmor completed his B.A, Magna cum laude, at the Tel-Aviv University, studying History and Literature, and his M.A at the Hebrew University, studying History. His love for languages led him to study Latin and Italian during his B.A and M.A, and these days he invests his efforts learning classical Arabic.
Through years of teaching Hebrew and learning languages, Tomer developed a unique and highly effective method to learn Hebrew – a method that will help you gain confidence in reading, speaking, writing, and understanding – in a fairly short time. Tomer is currently also lecturing and giving courses of Business Hebrew, for English speaking M.B.A students at the Ariel University.
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Firsthand Ulpan is a private, professional, and affordable Ulpan, located in Haifa, which was established and is led by Tomer Talmor. Firsthand Ulpan offers a unique hands-on approach to learning Hebrew, which involves reading, writing, and conversation including Israeli slang – all through Israeli culture.
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Up to 12 people
in every course
No age limit
Browse our five different Hebrew courses
beginners, advanced, and private lessons as well!
Hebrew alphabet and vowels
Basic vocabulary and conversational skills
Elementary grammar, with a focus on present tense verbs
Basic reading and writing skills
Future and past tense
Intermediate conversation skills
Intermediate writing skills and advanced reading abilities
Advanced reading comprehension
Rich vocabulary in different daily topics such as work- interview, apartment leases, dating & more
Advanced conversational abilities which include fluent conversations in Hebrew
Advanced grammatical structures
Formal Hebrew and advanced texts, including newspapers, short stories, and articles
Listening comprehension – radio and audio Hebrew conversations
Articulation of the students' opinion via writing and speaking
Hebrew through Israeli History and Culture
The final course presents students who have acquired the advanced hearing, reading, and speaking abilities, with the benefit of learning Hebrew through learning of Israeli history and culture.
Firsthand Ulpan also provides private lessons to those who prefer a one-on-one learning experience, or cannot attend group classes. the lessons can be online or face-to-face.