Modern Hebrew Language Courses

Whether you’re going on holiday to Israel, would like to converse with Israeli family members or would simply like to learn the Hebrew language, Makor’s Ulpan is for you.

Our classes centre on conversational Hebrew with the aim of equipping you with vocabulary and confidence to communicate.

Two levels: Beginners & Intermediate

Courses start September 2022 with an experienced Israeli teacher.

One hour lessons weekly. Cost per lesson £10. Ten lessons per term. Each term is payable in advance (£100).
To find out more, call Ellie Ruhan on (0113) 268 0899 or email

Quick Fun Facts about Hebrew Vocabulary:

Few English words come from modern Hebrew vocabulary, but many words come from the Hebrew of the Bible, including amen, hallelujah, and hosanna. In addition, many common names are of Biblical origin, including Adam, Daniel, David, Deborah, Dinah, Joseph, Miriam, and Rebecca. Some words that we think of as Yiddish actually come from Hebrew vocabulary, including maven, chutzpah, and schlemiel.

Of the 22 Hebrew consonants, five take a different form when they occur at the end of a word.

The Hebrew alphabet does not have capital letters.

After Israel, the United States has the second largest Hebrew speaking population (about 220,000 fluent speakers)

Hebrew is very close to Arabic – they are both Semitic languages. Although they have different scripts, they have parallel grammar systems and often similar words; for example, shalom in Hebrew is salam in Arabic (meaning both peace and hello).


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