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  • David Hazzan Fresh Meadows, NY

    My Story

    I was born and raised in Israel. For the past 25 years I have been dedicating my life to teaching the Hebrew language and strengthening Jewish identity in formal and informal settings around the world. My journey with the Hebrew language began many years ago when I was invited to serve as a Shaliach in Mexico City, where I taught in the Middle School in one of the prominent Jewish schools in the community. Since then, I have taught and mentored teachers in several Jewish schools across the United States. Teaching Hebrew, in all ages and levels, along with Adult Ulpan in the Jewish federation in Austin Texas.
    Residing in NYC, I teach Hebrew in one of the Jewish schools in the city, and work as an education Director in ACI – Astoria Center of Israel. My goal in my Hebrew lessons is to enable students to function and utilize the language in various situations in their life. Fluent in six languages, I have learned the challenges and the obstacles of learners who try to learn a foreign language. I strongly encourage independent learning, gamification, and skills oriented classes. I am father of three. I like to draw, write, and travel the world.

    הסיפור שלי

    נולדתי וגדלתי בישראל. ב-25 השנים האחרונות אני מקדיש את חיי להוראת השפה העברית ולחיזוק הזהות היהודית במסגרות פורמליות ובלתי פורמליות ברחבי העולם. המסע שלי עם השפה העברית החל לפני שנים רבות כשהוזמנתי לשרת כשליח במקסיקו סיטי, שם לימדתי בחטיבת הביניים באחד מבתי הספר היהודיים המרכזיים בקהילה. מאז, לימדתי והדרכתי מורים במספר בתי ספר יהודיים ברחבי ארצות הברית. לימדתי עברית, בכל הגילאים ובכל הרמות, כמו גם אולפן למבוגרים בפדרציה היהודית באוסטין, טקסס.
    כיום אני מתגורר בניו יורק. אני מלמד עברית באחד מבתי הספר היהודיים בעיר, ועובד כמנהל חינוך ב-ACI – מרכז אסטוריה של ישראל. המטרה שלי בשיעורי העברית היא לאפשר לתלמידים ללעשות שימוש ששפה במצבים שונים בחייהם. כמי ששולט בשש שפות, אני מכיר את האתגרים והמכשולים של לימוד שפה זרה. בשיעורים שלי אני מעודד למידה עצמאית ובאמצעות משחקים.
    אני אבא לשלושה. אני אוהב לצייר, לכתוב ולטייל בעולם.

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