Yalla: Let's Speak Hebrew Now!

Be able to have a 10 minute conversation with a native speaker, learn the top 350 words and develop clear and sharp Hebrew pronunciation...in 12 weeks.

   Watch Promo   Enroll in Course

Shalom! Welcome to Yalla!

This course has one main aim - to get you able to have a 10 minute conversation in Hebrew with a native speaker, in 12 weeks from today.

To do this we'll be learning 350 of the most used conversational words and we'll be learning the grammar that will enable you to use these words in actual conversations.

The course itself follows a conversation, many conversations actually. The course is split into 6 sections and every section will teach you how to have a different and gradually more advanced conversation.

We'll start with saying hello, then learn about asking for someone's name and we'll eventually learn how to speak about what we did over the weekend and ask someone what their plans are for the weekend ahead.

Yalla is focussed on conversational Hebrew.

Not only will you learn the words and grammar that you need. You'll also learn the pronunciation skills that will have you sounding clear and understandable. That way Israelis will more likely speak to you in Hebrew, and your brain will more likely remember those new Hebrew words with more difficult pronunciations.

Finally we'll be talking a lot about memory. One of our greatest frustrations as language learners is forgetting new words that we just learnt. In this course you'll be remembering everything that you learn with our audio/visual flash cards. 5 minutes of review each day (on your phone or computer) will have those 350 words become a part of your long term memory. Plus, each flashcard comes with an audio file of the word so you'll be improving your pronunciation all at the same time.

So come join me in Yalla and let's speak Hebrew now!

Your Teacher

Teacher Mike
Teacher Mike

Shalom, I’m Mike. I learnt Hebrew at the age of 28 when I moved to Israel from Australia. I didn’t speak more than a few odd words when I landed in Israel in 2012 but slowly I taught myself and after 2 and a half years was able to find meaningful employment in Hebrew, as a school teacher. I taught for two years (in Hebrew). Afterwards I studied to be a nature tour guide at the Wingate Institute and graduated in 2016.

I now live in Tel Aviv and work full time as a Hebrew teacher. I love the language and also helping others learn it more smoothly than I often did. I know firsthand the difficulties of learning Hebrew, especially as someone who has moved countries and is trying to build for themselves a new home. Sitting in social situations and not being able to contribute to the conversation, all of a sudden feeling helpless in not being able to communicate my most basic needs and just being a native English speaker and now having to make sense of this language which is SO different from English (and all latin languages).

All of these challenges are familiar to me. But I got there, and I want to help you get to wherever your “there” is, just with a whole lot less frustration and trial and error than I went through. Over the years I refined my process for learning Hebrew and this process is what you will learn in this course.

"I never thought doing a language course online could be useful, but Mike's course proved me wrong. His method has me remembering every new word and sentences, and I am able to implement them in every day uses. I recommend Teacher Mike to everyone I know needing to learn Hebrew, especially those with time constraints!" (comment taken from previous version of Yalla course)

- Sarah, USA

"Thank you Mike for a great course. You are great at explaining the grammar. I will sign up for the next level!"

- Joachim Åhlen, Sweden

"The pronunciation videos are very good. I had so much trouble with Resh. It's those little things that make all the difference. And I'm really happy with the structure/progress of the course. I feel like I'm learning in small steps that add up to something bigger."

- Chris, Australia

"This is a fantastic and practical course and I did it in record time. Every day I would look forward to doing the lesson. I found it stimulating and I was so engaged that I practised my Hebrew on other people whenever I could. It actually gave me the confidence to have a go and speak Hebrew."(comment taken from previous version of Yalla course)

- Debra, Australia

Class Curriculum

  Introduction to Yalla!
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Farewell - Lehitra'ot - להתראות
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is your refund policy?
We believe that we've put together a course that if followed will significantly improve your Hebrew and give you the tools that you need to start speaking. If for whatever reason you feel that the course is not what you’re looking for then we'’ll refund your money within a 30 day period of when you signed up. No questions asked. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision to purchase.
I already know some Hebrew, is this course for me?
This course is designed for students who already know a little bit of Hebrew. If you’re an absolute beginner to Hebrew then I suggest you start with my Hebrew 1 course before moving on to this one. But if you know a few words, have studied a bit of Hebrew before or know how to read then this course will be just for you. If you’re looking for a review of Hebrew that has laid dormant for many years, this course is for you. If you feel that you’re bit more advanced than that then I encourage checking out the sample video lesson which will give you a feel for the level of the course.
Do I need to know how to read Hebrew in order to do this course?
No. This course contains transliteration of every Hebrew word.
Do I need any special technology?
No you don't. All that you need is an internet connection and a computer or a phone to watch the videos on.
How much time do I need to study for to get the most out of this course?
I know that people are busy. Therefore I designed this course to be able to slot into a busy lifestyle. Studying 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week is all that you'll need to complete the course in 12 weeks. If you have more time then you can study more and finish earlier.
Can I complete the course on my phone?
Yes. The course with all its videos and flashcards are available via two free apps. Teachable and Brainscape. With both of these apps you'll be able to log into the course and study it with the convenience of your mobile phone.
How does the course actually work?
The course is split into 6 sections and in each section there are a number of lessons. Each lesson contains one video (average of 5 minutes) which you'll watch and then flashcards for you to review (on your computer or an app) to help reinforce the new words. There is also a small task for you to complete each lesson to help improve your speaking. Therefore I estimate that one lesson will take you about 15 minutes (video, flashcards, assignment).

Get started now!