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

We’ve got options to fit beginner, intermediate, and advanced students

Exceptional
Teachers

Highly trained in our method and dedicated to your success

Time Efficient Classes

Twice-weekly, 90-minute lessons

Bonus Practice
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. 

Abigail Zamir

Abigail Zamir

Hebrew Teacher
Avigail Givon

Avigail Givon

Hebrew Teacher
Amir zloter

Amir Zloter

Hebrew Teacher
Aviad Duvdevany

Aviad Duvdevany

Hebrew Teacher
Alon Hamami

Alon Hamami

Hebrew Teacher
Bar Riese

Bar Riese

Hebrew Teacher
Dani Blechman

Dani Blechman

Hebrew Teacher
Daniella Tourgeman

Daniella Tourgeman

Hebrew Teacher
Gal Margalit

Gal Margalit

Hebrew Teacher
Gili Goverman

Gili Goverman

Hebrew Teacher
Danielle Barkay

Danielle Barkay

Hebrew Teacher
Emily

Emily Heiman

Hebrew Teacher
Hilly

Hilly Perlman

Hebrew Teacher
Idan

Idan Gabay

Hebrew Teacher
Ilana MOshkovich

Ilana Moshkovich

Hebrew Teacher
Inbal Erez

Inbal Erez

Hebrew Teacher
Itamar Brafman

Itamar Brafman

Hebrew Teacher
Itamar Cohen

Itamar Cohen

Hebrew Teacher

Kundra Magnus

Hebrew Teacher
Maayan Smith

Maayan Smith

Hebrew Teacher
Maya Kerman

Maya Kerman

Hebrew Teacher
Mor Carmeli

Mor Carmeli

Hebrew Teacher
Niv Rubin

Niv Rubin

Hebrew Teacher
Noa Lara Meir

Noa Lara Meir

Hebrew Teacher
Noa Shwartz

Noa Shwartz

Hebrew Teacher
Noam Hamenachem

Noam Hamenachem

Hebrew Teacher
Noga Roth

Noga Roth

Hebrew Teacher
Ofir Margalit

Ofir Margalit

Hebrew Teacher
Ron Gordeisky

Ron Gorodeisky

Hebrew Teacher
Rona Shpiler

Rona Shpiler

Hebrew Teacher
Shani Morris

Shani Morris

Hebrew Teacher

Shira Ben-Amram

Hebrew Teacher
Tal Deri

Tal Deri

Hebrew Teacher
Tamara Epstein

Tamara Epstein

Hebrew Teacher
Yaaley Weiss

Yaaley Weiss

Hebrew Teacher
Yael Sadan

Yael Sadan

Hebrew Teacher
Yanir Mor

Yanir Mor

Hebrew Teacher
Yasmin

Yasmin Teller

Hebrew Teacher

Yehonatan Boteach

Hebrew Teacher
Yehonatan Bason

Yehonatan Basson

Hebrew Teacher
Yoav

Yoav Dagan

Hebrew Teacher
Yonatan Engler

Yonatan Engler

Hebrew Teacher
Yotam Gordon

Yotam Gordon

Hebrew Teacher
Yska Ruzitsky

Yska Ruzitsky

Hebrew Teacher
Lior Kedem

Lior Kedem

Hebrew Teacher
Ori

Ori Golad

Hebrew Teacher

What Our Students Say About Our Method

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