At UPB we work with highly skilled teachers! Masters in their language who've worked hard to develop not only their teaching abilities, but on new and exciting methodologies that will get you communicating, even if your teacher doesn't speak Dutch, it's quite magical, really!
Ola! My name is Rafael, I am from Portugal and I teach European and Brazilian Portuguese. Music and the Portuguese language are my biggest passions, when combined it blossoms beauty! I am based in Rotterdam and I would gladly help you with your journey of learning this beautiful language.
I’m Ilaria and I am Italian. Before I moved to Rotterdam I lived in a very small city in the center of Italy where I worked as a teacher in a primary school. I love teaching adults and also teaching children. If you are curious about my language and my culture, I would love to meet you at Una Paloma Blanca and share with you the little secrets of Italy and Italian language!
Welcome! I am a New York City native and have been living in Europe for 30 years. I love traveling (I've seen 39 countries), independent films and a good theatre production. I love pizza more than most other things. In my class you will gain confidence, strengthen your listening skills, and be proud of yourself for taking the steps to improve your English. I am looking forward to meet you.
Hi there, my name is Lusine, and I teach General and Business English at Una Paloma Blanca language school. Additionally, I help my students prepare for the IELTS, TOEFL, FCE and other exams and can teach you how to master the art of writing English essays. To make my lessons interactive and engaging, I use a lot of audio and video materials. See you online or in the classroom!
Ik hou van taal! De nederlandse taal, met al haar uitzonderingen, speciale bruggetjes en dubbele betekenissen. Ik schrijf dan ook graag blogs en liedjes. Jarenlang reisde ik rond en kwam ik in contact met verschillende talen en culturen, het liefst beweeg ik me er dan ook nog dagelijks tussen! Werken bij Una Paloma Blanca geeft me die mogelijkheid.
Olá! I'm Nina and I am a world citizen - I have been traveling, learning and teaching worldwide (Portugal, Luxembourg, UK, China and most recently in the Netherlands) for over fifteen years. The polyglot in me loves to connect with a wide range of people from all walks of life. I truly believe that we get the best from one another when we communicate, which in turn give us a remarkable ability to bridge language and cultural barriers. I hope to see you soon in my Portuguese class at UPB.
Hi! I'm Morgane, a 24 year-old French girl studying English in the Netherlands. I will become an official English teacher next year. This has allowed me to perfect three languages at a time, which I really enjoy! Teaching has always interested me. I will always try to adapt to everyone's level and goal to have the best experience. I also love music so I will happily share French songs with you to help you learn ! À bientôt in the classroom !
Hoi! Mijn naam is Julia and I teach Dutch at Una Paloma Blanca. I love to analyse the complexities (and sometimes, the illogical components) of the Dutch language together with my students while having fun together. However, I never allow one lesson to go by without making my students feel confident in their learning process.
Hi, I'm Carlo van den Boomen and I would gladly teach you the beautiful Dutch language. Speaking the local language is very practical. It makes it easier to do groceries, to find a job, or to make new friends. Language is also an important part of art and culture, symbolized by for instance poetry, lyrics, sayings and slang. Through Dutch you will get to know the Netherlands and its people, and you may even find that you will start to understand what makes us so weird at times :-). I'm passionate about language and culture and I have followed many language courses myself over the years. So I hope to see you soon!
Hallo! My name is Corinne and i am from beautiful Switzerland. I have been teaching German for foreigners in my home country. I really loved it, so i am super happy that i got the opportunity to do it here in Eindhoven as well. I love to be in touch with people from all over the world and help them improving their skills to be able to speak another language. I am open to adjust my lessons according to your wishes so that you enjoy them as much as i do and that i can prove you that German can be a lot of fun as well! Hope to see you soon at Una Paloma Blanca.
I'm Mina, a German who likes to live anywhere but Germany. In order to be a great teacher you need to be a great student first. That's why I have spent the best years of my life studying French, English, Mandarin and Dutch. If you want to conquer German grammar, English pronunciation or Chinese characters with me, start your classes now!
Hello! I am Sonia and I come from a small town in the North of Russia. Despite that, I've managed to master my English and am hoping to help you to do just that! I am an avid film-watcher, book-reader and plant-waterer. To make the students' experiences at Una Paloma Blanca as productive and fun as possible, I always prepare fully personalized lessons. Hope to see you in the class soon :)
Hello! My name is Conor and I'm from a small town in Northern England. As well as teaching English, I'm the centre manager for Rotterdam! I love playing music, exploring new places and meeting new people. I create my own fun, interactive and effective courses, designed to help you learn English quickly and efficiently. See you in class!
Hi! My name is Kim. I am a dutch teacher at Una Paloma Blanca. I like to work at UPB because I am creative. I like to think of games to keep the classes fun and still useful. So, do you want to join learning and laughing? Then I hope to see you soon!
Mijn naam is Antonio Gutierrez en ik ben leraar bij UNA PALOMA BLANCA. Ik kom uit Alicante en woon sinds een jaar of 6 in Nederland. Er zijn veel redenen om talen te leren: Je gaat op reis, je gebruikt het voor je werk, je partner spreekt een andere taal of je vindt het gewoon leuk om aan andere taal te leren. Door mijn kennis van buitenlandse talen met je te delen hoop ik dat een nieuwe taal op een leuke en efficiënte manier onderdeel wordt van jouw curriculum. Ik hoop je te zien bij UNA PALOMA BLANCA! :)
Hey! This is Paula! I am your Mandarin teacher at Una Paloma Blanca. Apart from the language, I also share the cultural knowledge behind the linguistic beauty of my home country Taiwan. I keep my classroom fun, dynamic, and yet productive with my interactive style of teaching. Hope to see you soon! :)
Ciao cari! My name is Giuliano and I come from Milano! I am curious and fascinated by other cultures, therefore in 2013, I have accepted a work proposal which has brought me here, in the Netherlands. Being passionate over my 'Bella Italia' and being by nature a social person, I have decided to become an Italian teacher who indeed teaches the language,but also the Italian culture! Vi aspetto tutti ad Una Paloma Blanca!
Hola! Mi nombre es Natalia. Next to teaching Spanish I am a multidisciplinary designer working in interior and graphic design. It’s those creative skills that come in handy when teaching. I create my own courses and customize games to make my Spanish classes as fun as possible. ¡Nos vemos en Una Paloma Blanca!
Hi! Hoi! I am Tanja. Come on over and explore Dutch or English -- or both -- with me at Una Paloma Blanca. Watch me get super excited as your confidence grows and your language skills improve! Do I also teach young children? Yes, I do! I taught in Japan for a while, and my most recent home was in sunny San Diego, California, but I am still quite an East Coast kid from the Washington, DC area. Now I am back in the Netherlands, and I am thrilled to be teaching here.
If you think you have what it takes to be one of our language experts, then you came to the right place! We are always scouting for new members. So tell us what could you bring to the table and we will contact you.
Word on the street
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Find out what our students say about us! And if you've ever been a student of ours we would love it if you would share your experience with us and we will post it here. Share your thoughts!
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.