Una Paloma Blanca - Language School
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Certification

Certification

Una paloma Blanca is now proudly certified by the CRKBO for our all-round efficiency, transparency and commitment to providing you with the best language courses out there. What does this mean?

Our certified, and professional teachers are qualified, and ready to provide you with the highest standard of language training. We pride ourselves on seeking out the finest teachers to bring our fun, fast & efficient method to life.

Our website is a hub for all things Una Paloma Blanca. Here you can find information about us, our schools, teachers, courses and all current vacancies. We update it daily with new courses and information on what is happening at our schools. We are active on multiple social media platforms, giving you an insight into who we are, and sharing our most exciting moments with you.

It has never been easier to get in touch with us, via direct message on our website, through our social media platforms, calling us, or dropping into one of our schools. The doors to both of our schools are always open, to talk to our friendly centre managers about courses, our teachers and our method - in both Dutch and English. Una Paloma Blanca is as always, committed to keeping you up-to-date, introducing new terms & conditions, available is Dutch and English.

Method

Fun

Educational games and activities are an essential feature of lessons at Una Paloma Blanca.

Fast

A personalised approach allows our teachers to maximise each student's learning progress.

Efficient

Our engaging method focuses on conversational skills to help you make your learning goals a reality.

English exam preparation

The teachers at UPB are experienced with all levels of the exams and we tailor our courses to help students achieve their goals. We only send students for their exams when they are fully prepared and as a result 100% of the test-takers who have prepared with us have succeeded in achieving their testing goals. We make sure that all of our students are fully prepared to get the certifications they need for work or school. These are the tests Una Paloma Blanca helps students prepare for:

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language, is a standardised test that measures the test-takers mastery of the English Language. The Test measures 4 language skills including reading, listening, speaking and writing. The TOEFL English language exam is generally used by Universities that teach using the English language as part of the admission process and is recognised by 11,000 universities in 150 countries.

IELTS

IELTS, or The International English Language Testing System, is al language proficiency test for people who want to study or work where English is used as the main language of communication. EILTS uses a nine-band system to give an accurate assessment of the test-takers language skills (non-user is band score 1 to expert user, band score 9). Most Universities or workplaces will have a minimum score requirement depending on the required level of proficiency.

Cambridge

The Cambridge English Qualifications are a group of exams that include many different levels and qualifications for schools, higher education and business. Cambridge testing can range from primary school levels for children to higher business English testing skills.

NTII & Inburgering

Preparing for the NTII and the Imburgeringsexamen is serious business. It requires focused, specific training on not only the language, but Dutch culture and how to answer the questions themselves.

Preparing for the NTII and the Imburgeringsexamen is serious business. It requires focused, specific training on not only the language, but Dutch culture and how to answer the questions themselves.

The NTII and Imburgeringsexamen are two different exams you can take to test your Dutch proficiency. The NTII is designed to test your knowledge of Dutch as a second language, whereas the Imburgeringsexamen is for people who are going to apply for a residence permit, or become a Dutch national.

Both exams require thorough preparation and a hands-on approach with a trustworthy school! Our teachers are born and raised around the Dutch language, bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience with them to their courses. With this kind of experience in each lesson, you're sure to develop your knowledge of Dutch and the Netherlands in no time.

Typical Dutch study books aren't designed specifically for NTII or the Inburgeringsexamen, so we've sourced and created material that teaches the fundamentals of Dutch, while also offering bitesize chunks of grammar and digestible factfiles. Let's Get Dutch 3, the third installment in our Let's Get Dutch series is your one-stop-shop for everything Dutch, and serves as more of an exam scrapbook than a language book!

With the requirements of the Inburgeringsexamen increasing, we understand the importance of consistent, measured progress and our teachers are trained to observe and work on your weak points, while also using strengths to push you further. With continuous tests, a multitude of extra resources and the knowledge of locals behind you, there'll be no stopping you from achieving your naturalization!

6 steps to getting started with UPB

The 6 steps

1. Find your fit

Check our website for all the different courses we offer and find one that suits your level, goals and needs.

2. Take the leap

Register for a course using either our webshop, or send us a quick message and we'll provide you with all the info you need about the course.

3. Sign up

After you have agreed to our proposal we will sign you up for your chosen language course. Now you're officially enrolled!

4. Join

In fun, interactive and creative language lessons our experienced teachers will bring your language skills to the next level!

5. Complete

Yay! You finished your course. Congratulations! After completing your course at Una Paloma Blanca we are happy to award you with a certificate of Participation

6. Continue

Are you not ready to stop learning? Do you want to raise your skills to the next level? That is great. Una Paloma Blanca is more than happy to help you continue your studies.

Word on the street

  • Casper

    16-02-2022

    Because I work in a department where English skills are very important to communicate with clients, I decided to follow a private intensive English course where I could quickly brush up my English knowledge and bring my writing and speaking skills to a C1 level. I liked most that the team of teacherRead mores immediately understood my needs and they focused on my preferences helping me achieving my goals in no time.Read less

  • Varvara

    04-02-2022

    Rotterdam

    I’m writing to thank you very much for the course you’ve organised for Egor. I was really surprised when, firstly, he agreed to do something like that on holiday, secondly, when after the first day with you he wasn’t incredibly tired as I would have expected, on the contrary, very excited. WheRead moren you asked us to speak only English during the week, I thought, ok, we’ll see! 😊 But, in fact, every time when I being forgetful say something in Russian, Egor says: “I’m sorry, Mum, I don’t understand you!” Moreover, in the evening on Monday he asked me to help him with his homework! What have you done?! 😊 How could you manage?! 😊 He never does his homework at school, maybe, during the break time before the lesson starts if the teacher is strict enough! 😊 I’m really impressed by the teaching skills of you! Thank you very much! It’s very important for me. I’ve wanted to introduce Egor to this kind of studying for a long time. He’s been never interested until now. As I told you, I’ve done a lot of language courses in England. I love it, I miss it very much. I’m happy that Egor seems to like it too. I think that in spite of the fact he’s doing a short course he’s going to have a great breakthrough in his English studies.Read less

  • Arancha

    06-02-2022

    I had already a very good English level before I got lessons from the teachers of Una Paloma Blanca, but after following the Business English Program at the language school, I noticed my confidence with the language increased quite a lot, specially when it came to speeches and team presentations. ThRead moreank you very much for all your help!Read less

  • Raluca

    16-11-2021

    Speaking is always the most challenging part of any new language, and with Dutch it feels even more difficult for me personally... I just can't gather the courage to try and verbalise sentences, but I am aware it’s maybe the most important part of becoming fluent. That’s what I most appreciate iRead moren our teacher at Una Paloma Blanca - however broken we may speak, she's always encouraging, fun and has a friendly, empathetic way of correcting us. That’s highly important to keep the motivation going and practice even outside the group, in real life.Read less

  • Chetna

    30-08-2021

    Eindhoven

    Being a marketer in a foreign country comes with its own set of challenges. Knowing the local language is not just a plus but a prerequisite. Hence, soon after I arrived in the Netherlands, I started my hunt for a language class. After scouting for days, I stumbled upon Una Paloma Blanca’s creativRead moree website. A couple of email conversations later, I found myself at their Eindhoven facility. I loved the vibe and decided to give it a shot. Soon after, it became a home away from home for me as I formed instant friendships within my group. Their one-of-a-kind learning material (an illustrative book that you would not want to put down) and immersive lessons helped me learn the language quicker than I had anticipated. Furthermore, it aided my understanding of the cultural nuances in the Dutch society that gave me an edge in interviews and formal conversations. I cannot thank my teacher enough (who went above and beyond every time) for her constant motivation and support. To all the fellow expats looking for a fun way to learn Dutch, I say go for it!Read less

  • Erick

    09-08-2021

    Learning a new language is challenging and Dutch is no different. Learning how to speak confidently and have day to day conversations in Dutch as an expat is challenging. During the summer course what I liked the most was that we focused on the message we were trying to convey and how to properly saRead morey it instead of only correcting us. The balance between study material and outside activities makes the course not feel as intensive and actually makes it fun. The teachers also did a good job encouraging us and motivating us into starting conversations. For anyone looking to improve their vocabulary and gain confidence in conversing in Dutch I really recommend Una Paloma Blanca’s summer courses.Read less

  • Oana

    11-04-2022

    Eindhoven

    Learning Dutch is hard enough, but without the right, dedicated teacher, it would be impossible for someone to learn. I have been studying at Una Paloma Blanca for almost 3 years. I find spoken Dutch the most difficult part, because the Dutch people have a certain accent which is not easy to learn. Read moreHowever, the teachers are so nice at this school and they encourage you to practice every time even if you don't speak perfectly... and basically, this is the whole point of following a Dutch course.... TO LEARN! This is what I always appreciate about my teacher: her teaching style, the way of explaining grammar to me, the empathy that she always shows me (not only to my broken speech). My teacher makes me feel part of this family. It is highly important to have the right teacher for your needs, who knows how to keep you motivated in this process of learning a new language all while integrating into Dutch society. Read less

  • Jorge González

    10-04-2022

    Eindhoven

    I love the flexibility of UPB, how supportive the teachers and workers are and how easy they made it to learn a new language. They are helping me a lot with my difficulties learning Dutch and allowing me to communicate with people in fluent Dutch.

  • Bruno

    07-04-2022

    Rotterdam

    As polyglot, learning languages is my main hobby and for that reason I am always looking for the best teachers to boost my language skills! When I moved to my new life in Rotterdam I was so happy to see that there was a language academy just 3 minutes away from my house with all my languages, even Read moreRussian! I made a good decision in trusting Una Paloma Blanca to take my Dutch and Russian to the next level and the results are amazing: Currently I am able to work in Dutch and I can handle conversations in Russian Read less

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Eindhoven

UNA PALOMA BLANCA is a 15 minute walk from Eindhoven Central Station. Busses 7, 11, 12, 17, 318 en 407 stop just across the road from our office.

P.C. HOOFTLAAN 14
5611 NV EINDHOVEN
THE NETHERLANDS

06-57895656
INFO@UNAPALOMABLANCA.COM

Rotterdam

WALENBURGERWEG 3
3039 AA ROTTERDAM
THE NETHERLANDS

06-18944345
ROTTERDAM@UNAPALOMABLANCA.NL

Rotterdam

UNA PALOMA BLANCA is about a 5 minute walk from Rotterdam Central station. A direct tramline stops in front of our office (Tram 25)

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