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Questions & Answers

How many levels of Hebrew does UAB teach? 

10 levels. For beginners, there’s A1, A2, and A3. For intermediate, there’s B1, B2, B3. For advanced or academic level, there’s G1, G2, D1, D2. 

Are classes only in person at the Ulpan? 

Most of the courses are taught in our comfortable Ulpan in the Old North neighborhood of Tel Aviv. We also offer a select few classes via Zoom for those who prefer to learn online. 

I learned Hebrew in the past. How do I know what level I am? 

First, you sign up for an online Hebrew test to determine your level. After the written part is completed, we will find a time to meet on Zoom and go over the result. 

I speak Hebrew, but I can’t write so well. What should I do? 

Maybe you had an Israeli parent, or you’ve lived in Israel for several years. You’ll also need to do the online Hebrew test to determine your level, and we’ll go from there. We have lots of experience with students that speak well but struggle with reading and writing

How are your courses structured? 

All classes meet twice a week for 90 minutes each time, for 10 weeks. 

In other Ulpans, there are more class hours. Why is that? 

In many academic institutions they emphasize the number of academic hours. An academic hour is 45 minutes, and not 60 minutes. In addition, there are Ulpans that include breaks for students as academic time. At UAB, students receive the exact hours of course time noted, which is 30 hours each course. No more, no less. 

How much does the course cost? What does it include? 

The standard course price is 2,950 ILS for 30 hours. The price includes a workbook created by Aviv Bertele, and access to an online vocabulary application as used in class, with audio included. In addition, we offer wellness activities for our students (in Hebrew of course), for the whole semester including Pilates, sport classes and more. 

How many students are in each class? 

8-10 students. We intentionally keep numbers small to maximize student-teacher time.

Do you give homework? How much work do you need to do between lessons? 

We recommend two hours of homework each week in addition to class time. We do give homework, both via the application, a spoken midterm exam, and an end of course exam with both spoken and writing components in order to continue to the next level. 

I really don’t have time for homework. Is there a course that suits me? 

Of course! We have a book club that changes each semester that is suited for students in the G level and above. 

Do you work with Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Immigration)? 

No we do not. 

Do I have to pay for the lessons upfront? 

Yes, you have to pay for the course upfront, however, there is an option to split it into three payments
if you choose to pay with an Israeli credit card.

What’s the main difference between you and other Ulpans? 

Since UAB’s establishment, we focus all our energy on being the best Ulpan we can be and not others. We recommend you read Google reviews, and what makes us better than others. 

Do you have intensive courses? 

No, we don’t believe in their success at teaching Hebrew. Read more here.


I have an employee that I want to pay for his course. How do I do it? 

We have a gift card that you can buy for an employee or friend. We send an invoice or receipt upon request. 

Do you offer private lessons? 

We don’t really believe in the success of private lessons. Feel free to read a blog post we wrote about it.


Fall 2023
October 8 - December 14
Winter 2023
January 15 - March 23
Spring 2023
April 16 - June 22
Summer 2023
July 2 -September 7
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