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. I love to travel, and have lived several years abroad in different cities and countries. Actually, I have only recently moved to Eindhoven. That’s why I speak, though with different degrees of fluency, English, French, Spanish, Polish and German as a second language. Dutch is fun (and actually not really that difficult!). So I hope to see you soon!
My name is Beatriz García de la Sen and I come from Madrid. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Teacher. Throughout my professional life I have been lucky to work with students of different ages and from all of them I have taken great lessons. But the best of them has been that to learn something new you have to be motivated, interested and in the learning process you need to have good fun. I have worked both in Spain and in Ireland in language teaching and in the last years of my career in Spain I have been taking English coordination of the different stages, Primary and Secondary. I love the idea of being part of the project "Una Paloma Blanca" as together we will approach the world of languages in a playful, experiential, respectful and close way. I am convinced that if you embark on this adventure you will not regret it and you will take with you a big bag of
Mijn naam is Antonio Gutierrez en ik ben leraar bij UNA PALOMA BLANCA. Ik kom uit Alicante en woon sinds een jaar of 4 in Nederland. In de afgelopen jaren heb ik in Rotterdam veel mensen blij gemaakt door hen Spaans te leren en het lijkt me geweldig dit vanaf deze zomer ook in Eindhoven te kunnen doen! 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. Onze methodiek is er op gericht om een nieuwe taal op een energieke en eenvoudige manier te leren begrijpen, vandaar dat de leermethode gebaseerd is op het leren van een taal door middel van speelse activiteiten en leuke gesprekken aan de hand van het boek en de actualiteit. Ik hoop je te zien bij UNA PALOMA BLANCA! :))
My name is Deseree Gonzalez and I am now residing in the Netherlands. I"ve been an artist my whole life; doodling on my poor mother"s walls and other flat surfaces in the house was my way of telling the world that I liked to be creative and draw. So I went to school for it, but along the way I figured out that I also like teaching. I am a pretty funny gal who likes to make learning as fun for others at it is for me. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I know what you"re going to say; it can be really cold here, but I like it anyway. I don"t handle sunshine very well so it works out. Miami is a melting pot of many different cultures, so I have been surrounded my whole life by people from all over the world. As a Hispanic-American, I realize the importance that language has around the world. I grew up bilingual, with Spanish as a second language, so I speak from experience when I say with that the more languages you speak and learn the world becomes a much cozier place. And now, as I am learning Dutch, I have come to realize the importance of making the language learning experience an amazing one. That realization will help to serve others as they learn English or improve their English skills.
Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Irene Muñoz Chandia and I’m teaching Dutch at the most fun language school in The Netherlands: Una Paloma Blanca. I was born and raised in Holland (region Noord-Brabant), but I have a Chilean dad and my mum lives in Italy. I am crazy about different cultures, which makes me fit in the Paloma Blanca team. Three days a week I work as a speech-therapist in a practice. The other days I work for my own enterprise, which specializes in the voice, singing lessons, presentation technique and pronunciation. For example I teach a lot of employees of Fontys Hogescholen, University of Tilburg and the Technical University of Eindhoven. My background as speech-therapist and coach is very valuable for my Dutch lessons. I can help you realize and understand the perfect pronunciation of Dutch. My background as therapist creates a relaxed and safe environment during my lessons, so everybody finds their space to master the Dutch language in a fun way. Hope to see you soon!
My name is Chloé, I’m French, and I just arrived in Eindhoven where I’m teaching French. I studied French language and literature for years at university, I love literature, art, music, and movies, and my favorite thing is to share my passions with other – and what best way to do it than being a teacher? I really like interacting with other cultures: I lived in Germany for a while, then worked for the Swedish Institute in Paris, and that’s what I’m still doing here in Una Paloma Blanca. When I’m not busy trying to make French conjugations understandable or revealing the secrets of our famous accent, I’m listening to music, going to gigs, and writing about it for rock and metal publications. French is a beautiful language and French culture is full of interesting things; I’m looking forward to share it with you!
¡Hola! Me llamo Bei ¿y tú? Although I am blond and with pale skin, I am not Dutch!! I am from Madrid and I am one of the Spanish teachers of “Una Paloma Blanca” :D I was born in Spain, but my desire to learn and to live new experiences overtakes borders, and brings me here, to Eindhoven. This city has given me the opportunity to form myself as a teacher, working at “International School of Eindhoven” and being Spanish teacher at “Una Paloma Blanca”. It is not just a language school, here you enjoy playing games and have fun while you are progressing! I recommend this academy to all of you!
My name is Paloma and I am a teacher at UNA PALOMA BLANCA. I was born in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), maybe you know this city because it was the place where one of the most famous spanish writers bornt, Miguel de Cervantes: En un lugar de la Mancha de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme... I am a Primary teacher, specialist in Special Education and currently I am living in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands (in this case known for its lights and bulbs). Education world always has been amazing for me. It is incredible to teach people, in this case SPANISH, the second most spoken language in the world. I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!
Hi, my name is Jamie. I'm from the " golden state" also known as California. I moved to the Netherlands almost 8 years ago for love. I have been an artist all my life with a passion for traveling and being outdoors. I'm a free spirit who enjoys living the vintage life, collecting classic french cars, creating jewelry and enjoying all things retro .Teaching you english through games and life experiences is fun; " Let's grow together at Una paloma blanca".
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As Confucio said: ‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart…’ and all your language! Ciao! I’ m Valentina, an Italian girl madly in love with languages and cultures. My desire to travel and discover the world, brought me first in China and then in the Netherlands. Eindhoven gave me the opportunity to getting better and better every day by working in the European ‘Silicon Valley’ and teaching the Italian culture at Una Paloma Blanca. I like writing, thinking out of the box, playing yoga, belly dance, swimming, riding my white Dutch bike, cooking, traveling and taking pictures with my reflex whenever I get the chance.
If you wish, please come to visit us at Una Paloma Blanca, you just have to sit back, relax and enjoy your language flight!