Una Paloma Blanca - Language Hub


Onze taalexperts

Bij UPB werken we met hoogopgeleide docenten! Onze docenten hebben niet alleen hun onderwijsvaardigheden ontwikkeld, maar beheersen ook nieuwe en leuke methodes om jou aan het spreken te krijgen!


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! My name is Hágata; I'm Brazilian and teach Brazilian Portuguese. Besides being a teacher, I'm also a professional in Digital Marketing. In my classes, you will take the first steps to the Portuguese language and will develop your speaking skills. To make the lessons fun, I bring creative activities and, of course, I explore the cultural aspects of the language - because culture is vital to language learning. Hope to see you soon!


¡Hola, hola! I'm Caro Velandia, a Colombian residing in Eindhoven. I'm a professional passionate language teacher. I teach Spanish at UPB. Beyond language, I love to aid others in their growth journey and connect with diverse backgrounds.


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! :)


Hallo, hello, hola! I'm Robert and I teach Dutch at Una Paloma Blanca. I understand all your struggles with learning a new language because I am learning Spanish myself. I am a lover of salsa dancing and traveling, preferably to Spain and Latin America. See you soon at Una Paloma Blanca!


Hi! My name is Jelena and I’m French and Italian language teacher. I was lucky enough that my hobby became my job, so that is why I enjoy spending time with my students. Apart from work, in my free time I always find time to learn something new, travel and spend some special moments with people that I care about! If you want to learn the language in an interactive and fun way, join me at Una Paloma Blanca!



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!



Ciao everyone! My name is Lea and I am Italian and English teacher. I was born and raised in Croatia in the most beautiful city on the Adriatic Coast - Pula. I have recently moved to the Netherlands and I am enjoying all the experiences living abroad brings along. I teach Italian and English and I love meeting new students. Whether it is a cultural unit or a grammar unit, I always do my best to make the lessons fun and efficient!


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!



Hoi, Ik ben Marjolein Cleijsen, with my passion for the Dutch language I will teach you in no time how to speak, write and read in Nederlands. I will give you the confidence to dare to use our beautiful language, hope to see you soon at Una Paloma Blanca!



Hallo! My name is Leran! While studying design and art, I am also teaching Mandarin and German at Una Paloma Blanca language school. Learning in a creative way is my main teaching method. In my class, I combine games, culture, and storytelling in learning and help students learn language in practical ways. See you soon at School!



Hello there! My name is Huub. I have been living in Eindhoven for a long time. I teach Dutch and French. Pleased to meet you.


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Word on the street

  • Casper


    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



    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

  • Arianna


    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


    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



    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


    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



    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



    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



    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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Una Paloma Blanca ligt op 10 minuten loopafstand van het Centraal Station van Eindhoven.







Una Paloma Blanca ligt op ongeveer 5 minuten loopafstand van station Rotterdam Centraal. Er is stopt een tram voor onze deur. (lijn 25)