The Method

We created our own holistic learning approach that puts language communication skills at the forefront and focuses on how to speak Hebrew in real life.

Three Guiding Principles

Our Hebrew method is based on three guiding principles that come from the world of social-emotional learning. (That’s our fancy way of saying that our method is for real people trying to communicate with other real people in the real world.) This is why our method focuses, first and foremost, on the most spoken, modern, and relevant Hebrew.

Real life hebrew

Everything
is relevant

Our lessons are built upon relevant, everyday dialogues that combine culture with language, lifestyle with art, and proper Hebrew with slang. Using relevant content keeps each class interesting and full of engagement.

Real time dynamics

Fast-paced,
high engagement

Our classes mimic the pace of real-life conversations and are carefully designed to have the right rhythm. We like to surprise you with the unexpected so that you never feel like you’re waiting your turn to speak. The high-energy pace of each class creates a fun environment of trial and error and increases everyone’s participation.

real moments of success

A rewarding process

Let’s be honest. The hardest part about learning a new language is putting it to use and actually being able to speak. Our lessons are designed to keep your motivation high as you develop your speaking muscle with plenty of moments of success along the way. By practicing how to conjugate verbs and use new vocabulary in everyday sentences through active participation, you’ll be gaining immediate value and confidence.

Meet the Creator of Our Method

Efrat Chen, Citizen Café’s Co-Founder, carefully developed the Citizen Café teaching methodology to serve the true needs of language learners.

What We Offer

Intimate
Class Sizes

Maximum 12 students per class

Online &
In-Person Classes

Join us from anywhere in the world or IRL in Tel Aviv

11 Levels
of Hebrew

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses

Exceptional
Teachers

Highly trained in our method

Time Efficient Classes

Twice-weekly, 90-minute lessons

Hebrew Gym Sessions

Review material with 60-minute sessions led by our teachers

Tal Deri
Shay
Yedi Zion

Lean on us

We handpick amazing people from diverse backgrounds to undergo our extensive training in the Citizen Café methodology. Our teachers take responsibility for your progress throughout your learning journey. They will meet you at eye level, and guide and support you each step of the way. You can trust our teachers to make your class experience a meaningful, fun, exciting, and fun part of your week.

Emily
Yska Ruzitsky
Noa Shwartz
Aviad Duvdevany

For us, language is so much more than just grammar and vocabulary, Our method focuses on border aspects of the Israeli culture and mindset so that our students can truly immerse themselves in the Israeli experience.

Tamar

Our Teachers

Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds (think actors, journalists, and musicians), and have all undergone extensive training in the Citizen Café teaching methodology. 

Lior Yona Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Lior Yona

Daniel Ronn Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Daniel Ronn

Neta Alon Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Neta Alon

Lidor Bariach Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Lidor Bariach

Adina Nipo Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Adina Nipo

Yaniv Yafe Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Yaniv Yafe

Yuval Gabay Hebrew Mentor Citizen Café TLV

Yuval Gabay

Hila Ben Gera Citizen Café TLV

Hila Ben Gera

Dror Binder Citizen Café TLV

Dror Binder

Yotam Gordon

Yotam Gordon

Liri Mor Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Liri Mor

Alon Leopold Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Alon Leopold

Binyamin Green Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Binyamin Green

Yaara efy Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Ya’ara Efy Harary

Vanessa Gozlan Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Vanessa Gozlan

Metsada Elimelech Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Metsada Elimelech

Liri Landsberg Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Liri Landsberg

Roni Schneider Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Roni Jo Lola Schneider

Noam Gribetz Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Noam Gribetz

Ofir Ashery Citizen Café Tel Aviv

Ofir Ashery

Abigail Zamir

Abigail Zamir

Avigail Givon

Avigail Givon

Aviad Duvdevany

Aviad Duvdevany

Bar Riese

Bar Riese

Dani Blechman

Dani Blechman

Daniella Tourgeman

Daniella Tourgeman

Gal Margalit

Gal Margalit

Gili Goverman

Gili Goverman

Danielle Barkay

Danielle Barkay

Emily

Emily Heiman

Hilly

Hilly Perlman

Ilana MOshkovich

Ilana Moshkovich

Inbal Erez

Inbal Erez

Itamar Cohen

Itamar Cohen

Maayan Smith

Maayan Smith

Maya Kerman

Maya Kerman

Niv Rubin

Niv Rubin

Noa Lara Meir

Noa Lara Meir

Noa Shwartz

Noa Shwartz

Noam Hamenachem

Noam Hamenachem

Noga Roth

Noga Roth

Ofir Margalit

Ron Gordeisky

Ron Gorodeisky

Rona Shpiler

Rona Shpiler

Shani Morris

Shani Morris

Tal Deri

Tal Deri

Tamara Epstein

Tamara Epstein

Yaaley Weiss

Yaaley Weiss

Yael Sadan

Yael Sadan

Yasmin

Yasmin Teller

Yehonatan Boteach

Yehonatan Bason

Yehonatan Basson

Yoav

Yoav Dagan

Yonatan Engler

Yonatan Engler

Lior Kedem

Lior Kedem

What Our Students Say About Our Method

Noam Leibman, award winning filmmaker and one of our students, shares his experience with Citizen Café.

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