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Who we are

“The Gordon Ulpan” (for teaching Hebrew) is part of the Tel-Aviv Municipality Goldstein Goren Centre. It is operated by the Municipal Department for Adult Education and conducts its teaching under the supervision of the Ministry of Education –Adult Education Department.

The Ulpan has been operating for twenty one years. In this time some hundred thousand students have passed through its doors.

The Ulpan is located in 7, Lasalle st., Tel-Aviv – easily accessed by public transport. It comprises of tens spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned classrooms in a modern three storey building with a lift. The Ulpan has an excellent event hall, cafeteria (subsidized) and a computer room. Attached to the centre is a pleasant garden with a patio and benches – some of the garden’s shrubs and plants were planted by the students!!

There are 40 classes running simultaneously in the Ulpan. Studies are conducted in morning, afternoon and evening sessions with a choice of two, three, four or five study days a week.

The Ulpan teaches Hebrew to newcomers, temporary residents, tourists, embassy employees, diplomats and students. It has the capacity to concurrently teach 1500 students.


Our Goal   

The Ulpan’s goal is to teach the Hebrew language, including all the substantial building blocks of the tongue, in a subsequent order: Starting from the Alphabet to mastering of passive verbs.

Teaching the language while acquiring – oral and written skills, self expression, reading and listening comprehension.

The Ulpan aims at assisting newcomers establish their Israeli identity as well as expose them to the social and cultural codes of their absorbing society.

Much attention is given to involve the tourists in the Israeli way of life and actual circumstances by discussing current affairs, reading newspapers (at various levels), watching TV news, participating in memorial days and celebrating festive occasions.



The Ulpan has a permanent staff.

The pedagogical team consists of 45 highly skilled and experienced Hebrew teachers – all with academic qualifications.

The teachers are attentive to the needs of each student.

The Ulpan has also a large administrative, maintenance and security team.

The devoted Staff is committed to provide the students with the best learning conditions.



The curriculum has been set by the Adult Education Department of the Ministry of Education and is built in expanding concept. It is based on teaching vocabulary of various aspects of life in a modular fashion, while rehearsing and reinforcing the learned material.

The chosen subjects are taken from a large variety of text books focusing on various topics, such as: Daily matters, settling in Israel, events, public figures, places, history, geography, the Israeli society, looking for a job, biblical stories etc.

At higher levels – the students read, under supervision, articles covering various topics, among them science research. The articles serve as exercise material, for reading comprehension, developing writing and spelling skills.




Student Assessment

Much attention is given to assessment tests.

Throughout the year we conduct Assessment Tests to enable students join classes suitable for their level without waiting for new ones to open. The tests aim at students with some knowledge of the language. Student with no knowledge at all – start as beginners.

The Ulpan has some 100 applicants a week – 70% of which undergo an assessment test. The tests are being held twice a week – once in the morning and once in the evening.

The test comprises of two parts :

Part I – is a written test with increasingly difficult sequences; aimed at establishing the level of written expression, vocabulary, command of tenses, conjugation etc.

Part II – checks the level of the student’s self expression.

The exams together with the large number of classes enable greater flexibility in matching students in appropriate classes, as well as shorten the merging period of the student in the class.

The exams are given by our skilled and professional teachers and are conducted in a relaxed environment and supporting atmosphere.


Computer Room

The Ulpan’s computer room consists of 26 learning stations.

Each student has a PC with internet connection and an independent   e-mail address.

The students have a 45 minute lesson in the computer room, each week. This serves as a means to further practise the material taught in class and enables self progress.

Those with difficulties are assigned special exercising material for working with the computers.


Social and Cultural Activity in the Ulpan

Learning Hebrew is the common denominator for people who come to the Ulpan from different backgrounds with diverse reasons and goals.

Since our aim is to also expose them to the Israeli culture, there is a variety of ongoing social activities – creating interesting and fruitful encounters between the various groups of people in the centre.

The activities are held in our large event hall.


The occasions are:                                                                              

“Rosh HaShana” (New Year), “Succot” (Tabernacles), “Hanukah” (Festival of Lights), “Tu Bishvat” (New Year for Trees), “Purim” (the festival of masquerade) and “Pessah” (Passover) , as well as ceremonies on Holocaust Victims Day and for the Victims of Israeli Wars.


For these events the students obtain special music lessons, from a leading music teacher; they learn Hebrew songs and are able to take active part in parties and ceremonies.

The Ulpan organizes guided tours and excursions.




News & Updates

  • The Ulpan is operated by the Municipal Department for Adult Education and the Educational Institutions Society.

  • “Gordon” Ulpan for teaching of the Hebrew language is located in 7, Lasallest., Tel-Aviv, in a building that belongs to the Municipality of Tel-Aviv.

Placement Tests Time

  • ראשון  03/12/17   17:00
  • חמישי 07/12/17   09:00
  • ראשון  10/12/17   17:00
  • ראשון  17/12/17   17:00
  • חמישי 21/12/17   09:00
  • ראשון  24/12/17   17:00
  • חמישי 28/12/17   09:00
  • ראשון  31/12/17   17:00
  • you don’t need to sign-up to the test just to show up