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Intensive courses

Dutch and English

Our intensive course

By popular demand, our Intensive Courses are available throughout the year! Packed with activities, games, outings around the city and a whole load of language, our Intensive Courses are designed to fire up your language skills.
What is an Intensive Course?

An Intensive Course is a 1 week long intensive course, where you’ll spend 3 hours per day, Monday - Friday 10:00 - 13:30 (half an hour break at 11:30) studying either an A1, A2 or B1 level of either Dutch or English.

You’ll start the day with a little grammar, always important to learn the rules before you become a master in them. Then, together with your teacher and classmates, you’ll put those rules to practice, building your language and learning how to communicate in a more effective way.

The advantage of an intensive course is that for 17,5 hours in the week you’ll speak only the target language so that after you’re done, your brain will have developed all these fantastic new pathways of knowledge and conversation.

An intensive day overview

We begin our day at 10 am with tasty refreshments and some grammar! We do the hard stuff in the morning, so we can make the most of the cozy classroom. At 11 am we apply our grammar into a vocabulary topic, so you could do role-plays, like ordering food in a restaurant, or checking in to a hotel, for example! 12:00 - 12:30 it's lunchtime - time to refuel and practice some more with fellow intensive course students. This is a great time to meet some new people, who might be new to the city, or even from your hometown!

At 12:30 We explore! This is either in the classroom or out in the big city, using the language you’ve learned in the morning, and developing it together. What does it cost?

An Intensive Course is €430,- (incl. our self developed Materials, refreshments and a month of free access to the online platform -UPB BRAIN TRAINING). You’ll also receive lots of extra material and resources for your learning to continue outside of the classroom. Self-study is as important as in-class study, so be prepared to spend the week diving into the language. Are you ready for an intensive course?

our offers

An Intensive Course is a 1 week long intensive course, where you’ll spend 3 hours per day, Monday - Friday 10:00 - 13:30 (half an hour break at 11:30) studying either an A1, A2 or B1 level of either Dutch or English.



Intensive course


  • Price per person
  • 3 to 5 students
  • Total of 17.5 hours
  • 1 class per day (10:00h - 13:30h)
  • 1 week long course
  • At school!
  • Fixed schedule

Our language experts

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!

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


    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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