Group courses

Language Tutoring

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English Exam Preparation

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

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

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

Languages

Learning a foreign language at Una Paloma Blanca

Una Paloma Blanca provides training in 9 languages - English, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian and European Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin and Russian- taught by licensed, experienced, native-speaking teachers. Each course begins with an assessment of your current level in the language you want to study or practice. To support our method, we have a selection of the best teaching materials available for each language, supplemented with proprietary materials such as books, games, and digital media.

PICHON

Levels A1/A2

As a PICHON, you will spend the first few lessons learning to introduce yourself, read a menu, and ask for directions.

Students at this level will take part in a variety of fun games and activities designed to give you plenty of real-world practice and help you quickly gain confidence speaking the language of your choice.

PALOMA

Levels B1/B2

As a PALOMA, your lessons will be focused on basic conversational skills. You'll also dive deeper into the grammar side of things with the help of your teacher, with some educational games to practice what you've learned.

At this level we also focus on vocabulary enrichment by engaging in conversation about current events and topics related to your interests or field of work/study.

PALOMA BLANCA

Levels C1/C2

As a PALOMA BLANCA, you're in the home stretch of language learning! During lessons at C1/C2 level, we'll address any residual grammar and pronunciation issues.

This course is ideal if you want to refresh your language skills or do business abroad.



6 steps

How the UPB experience works


1. enquire

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


2. get informed

Inform our admin staff on your current level, which course you are interested in and any questions you might have. They will gladly help you get all the information you need.


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.

Lessons

Preparation for CEFR exams

Official language proficiency assessments are provided and certified by institutions such as the British Council for English, the Goethe-Institut for German, and DUO for Dutch.

While these exams are usually based on an official scale such as the CEFR, it's not enough to simply meet the level requirement - you should also be familiar with the exam's content and structure.

Our teachers can help you prepare for any official exam, offering expert guidance and tips to ensure you achieve the pass grade you need. Do you have any questions? Please let us know at: info@unapalomablanca.com :)

Group, duo or private lessons

Una Paloma Blanca offers three different lesson formats. Private lessons are 1-on-1 with the teacher, who will tailor their approach to your specific needs and ensure rapid progress.

Duo classes are for a maximum of two people, so you can study with a friend or (business) partner. Lessons in this format are also personalised according to your shared goals.

In group lessons, you will be assigned to a group with other students of your level in the language of your choice. Group sizes vary from 3 to 8 students.

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Lessons

Language education has been divided into 6 levels (called Common Reference Levels) according to the European standards set by the CEFR. Our teachers can provide training for students at any level, from novice to expert.

Books Audios

Method

Plenty of speaking practice is the fastest way forward in any language!

This simple fact is at the centre of our approach to language education. At Una Paloma Blanca, we put away the books and help you learn the fun, fast, and efficient way - through playing interactive games and discussing the latest news and other interesting topics.

We start the intake process by getting to know you. What are your goals? A holiday in France? Emigrating to Spain? A fiancée in England? A new job in the Netherlands? Our experienced teachers can put together an individual, tailored study plan for you - whether you're taking a private, duo, or group course - and make sure you get all the personal guidance you need to help you fulfil your goals.

Lessons at Una Paloma Blanca also cover reading, writing, and listening practice in your language of study. Our library of high-quality educational materials includes the best reference and study books available, contemporary newspapers and magazines, and engaging digital media.

How Much Is It?

Private, duo, or group lessons - the choice is yours!

Una Paloma Blanca offers you the option of studying in private, with a friend or partner, or in regularly scheduled group lessons. Pricing varies based on lesson type.

  • 4 to 7 students
  • 12 lessons of 1.5 hours
  • once a week
  • in our classrooms
  • fixed schedule
  • organized by level
  • price per person

€ 245,00

  • 3 to 5 students
  • total of 10 lessons of 1.5 hour
  • twice a week
  • in our classrooms
  • fixed schedule
  • organized by level
  • price per person

€ 275,00

  • 2 students
  • total of 12 hours
  • in our classrooms or at your location*
  • not fixed schedule
  • level assessment on intake
  • price per person
  • lessons on location have a different rate

€ 295,00

* Lessons on location have a different rate

  • 1 student
  • total of 10 hours
  • in our classrooms or at your location
  • not fixed schedule
  • level assessment on intake
  • lessons on location have a different rate

€ 445,00

* Lessons on location have a different rate

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US


"I liked most that the team of teachers immediately understood my needs and they focused on my preferences helping me achieving my goals in no time."

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 teachers immediately understood my needs and they focused on my preferences helping me achieving my goals in no time.

Casper Janssen - Rabobank


"After following the Business English Program at the language school, I noticed my confidence with the language increased quite a lot"

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. Thank you very much for all your help!

Arancha Benet - PHILIPS


"That’s what I most appreciate in 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."

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 in 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.

Raluca Huruniuc - Study Portals


"To all the fellow expats looking for a fun way to learn Dutch, I say go for it!"

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 creative 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!

Chetna Palaniappan


"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."

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. When 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.

Varvara Sokolovskaya - Egor’s mum


"For anyone looking to improve their vocabulary and gain confidence in conversing in Dutch I really recommend Una Paloma Blanca’s summer courses."

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 say 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.

Erick Villalobs Sakno - DAF

Testimonies

"I liked most that the team of teachers immediately understood my needs and they focused on my preferences helping me achieving my goals in no time."

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 teachers immediately understood my needs and they focused on my preferences helping me achieving my goals in no time.

"After following the Business English Program at the language school, I noticed my confidence with the language increased quite a lot"

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. Thank you very much for all your help!

"That’s what I most appreciate in 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."

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 in 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.

"To all the fellow expats looking for a fun way to learn Dutch, I say go for it!"

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 creative 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!

"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."

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. When 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.

"For anyone looking to improve their vocabulary and gain confidence in conversing in Dutch I really recommend Una Paloma Blanca’s summer courses."

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 say 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.