I would like to know more about your Hebrew Ulpan program at home. How does it work?
Our program is a unique and dynamic Hebrew program in Israel with which you will be able to reside with a native Israeli family, absorbing Hebrew culture as you learn the language.
This way you will become acquainted with Israeli culture, practice your Hebrew language and relaxed in a welcoming Ulpan atmosphere. You will also get additional and natural Hebrew practice.
You will stay in a house with a garden overlooking the fields of the Jezreel Valley. The house is in a rural community overflowing with green in summer and winter.
Suitable for those who can adjust themselves to foreign customs, and are interested in experiencing a Hebrew Homestay in Israel.
The courses are tailored specifically for intensive short periods, however, each course is personally designed, according to the student's individual abilities.
Regarding academics, what book/materials do we use?
For beginner Ulpan level and some intermediate students, you will use and intensive study book that I wrote, which is specially tailored for this program. Advanced students study according their level with academic books (for second language students.)
Where would the location of the housing be?
We are located in Ramat Yishay, a pleasant pastoral village in the heart of the very picturesque Jezreel valley.
Ramat Yishay is located between Haifa and Nazareth. About 35 minutes by car from Haifa, Tiberius and Acre. 25 min from Nazareth, an hour and a half from Tel Aviv by a car.
Do you have also courses for advanced beginners (Bet level)?
There are Hebrew courses for all levels
The site says we eat breakfast with you. Are we responsible for cooking our own dinner and lunch or how does that work? are there refrigerators in the room?
The village has 2 centers. One small with Supermarket, Falafel shop, Pizza shop and 2 restaurants, the other is a new street mall full of restaurants coffee shops, falafel and shawarma stores, Sandwich bar, Bourkas shop, Hummus shop all within walking distance.(5-25 min)
The village boasts an amazing ice cream shop, a bakery and a meat restaurant famous throughout Israel - even people from Tel Aviv come to eat (dine) here!
In addition, you can keep your food in our refrigerator, or in an additional small one. Both located in the kitchen. Our kitchen is open to our student They are free to cook in the kitchen, as much as they want.
Since all classes start after Sabbath on Sunday, Can housing be arranged for either Thursday or Friday before Sabbath?
In case we will have available room, we will be happy to host you for additional cost.
Is it possible to come a month later or a month earlier than scheduled??
Most of the time, We can be flexible with the session’s days, it depands in the courses dates.
What is the cost of the course?
The price for Home Ulpan course is USD $ 1,797 + vat 17%
*The price includes:
• A period of 2 weeks per course
• 4 academic lessons a day
• Timetable: from 9:30h to 13:00h
• 20 lessons per week from Sunday to Thursday
• Maximum 6 students per class.
• A shared room
• Israeli Breakfast with the teacher
• Access to a computer with internet. – WIFI
• photo copies
Is the limit 2 weeks or can it be longer?
There are courses for 3 weeks, one month and more.
I'm more focused on being able to speak Hebrew, as opposed to, reading or writing. Could there be more emphasis on speaking?
Home Ulpan put an emphasis on speaking Hebrew. About half and more of the Hebrew lessons is speaking by heart ,but in order to acquire more vocabulary you must read texts, and when we teach grammar you will need to practice it by speaking Hebrew and also by writing Hebrew. You will have written homework - about 3 hours after the Hebrew lessons.
How can we apply?
Once I know you level, and we agree on the dates, I will send you a registration form. After return it to me with an advanced payment of USD 10% (deducted from the final total) - You are registered.
I am filling out the paperwork for the health insurance and it asks what my address will be while in Israel.
Home Ulpan is located at Ramat-Yishay, 73 Haazavim st.
By when would I have to confirm?
It is advisable to confirm ASAP. Popular dates fill quickly. We can only host a few students at a time. Once We have a maximum number of students with the same level registered We close the course.
Are there rental car companies available in the area of Home Ulpan?
There are cars rental near Lev Hamifratz train station, (you can take the train directly from the airport to Lev Hamifratz train station and rent a car there.)
When I arrive at the Lev HaMifrats train station, what is the best way for me to arrive?
You can call Moshe the taxi drivee(details on the registeation form)
What weather would be generally expected for the December session?
On November – December the weather is fantastic. December 2014. When I ask in the Hebrew lesson our student : what is the weather, they answer in the Hebrew language : “yafe Mood'” – very beautiful.
One of the women in the video mentioned there was a pool nearby. Can you give a link to it please. Is it open all year? We try to swim every other day.
I study Medicine. I would like to work in an Israeli hospital for one month (for more practical clinical experience), And because of this fact it would be great to learn some Hebrew in order to communicate – not only in English! Are there any possibilities to manage this?
Actually, on June 2010, a medicine student attended my Hebrew lessons, all through June, he studied Medicine in Switzerland, and after he studied Hebrew with Home Ulpan for a month, he worked for 2 month in a Hospital in Tel Aviv. Improving his Hebrew language before working in the hospital was a big advantage.
Here you can see what our Hebrew language student his saying here
Do you keep Kosher?
We are not a religious people however, our home is vegan, and there is no meat in the house.
We have had kosher observant families join Home Ulpan. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
We can give you references to better understand and plan your visit.