Our teachers!!!
Ana Paula

Olá! My name is Ana Paula and I am here to help you with Portuguese lessons, if you are interested in learning the Brazilian version of the language. I was born in Brazil and I love to add elements of the country’s culture to the classes. I like to plan the dynamic of the lessons with the students and individually plan the focus and the main goals for our time together. Curious about Brazil? Don’t hesitate to contact me about it! Até logo.


Hi! My name is Anouk. I mostly teach Dutch and in good times will be there to greet you in Eindhoven around the evening classes. I think language is a funny thing. It displays connection, history, culture and a sense of humor of every place you visit. Learning a new language gives you a way to connect to this simple complexity. Teaching a language to those who do not yet know it will broaden ones mind to all other cultures around. And that makes it a privilege to teach you. 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 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 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


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 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!


Hello! My name is Conor and Im from a small town in Northern England. As well as teaching English, Im a content & travel writer who loves 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!


Hola! My name is Cristina and I am from Spain. I love doing ceramics, reading, travelling, creating photo albums and teaching Spanish. I started teaching Spanish when I moved to China. I continued when I moved to the USA and now in The Netherlands. I really enjoy it, and the best is that not only I teach my students about my culture and traditions but I also learn about theirs. Learning a new language is learning a new way of thinking and that makes it very exciting. I like to prepare fun and very interactive classes, where the student not only learns the grammar, vocabulary and the rules of the language, but also enjoys the progress. Games, role plays, and many other fun activities is what we do at Una Paloma Blanca to learn Spanish!


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.


Hi, my name is Emma. Im 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. Im 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 " Lets grow together at Una paloma blanca". “Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss


Hallo! Much as Pippi I like to chat with everyone around me while treating him or her as an equal. And I like to play with words and meanings. Love teaching at Una Paloma Blanca!


Ik heet Hermes en ik werk bij Una Paloma Blanca. Hiervoor heb ik een aantal jaren Nederlandse en Engelse lessen gegeven, aan zowel kinderen als volwassenen. Tussendoor werkte ik een aantal jaren als kok, maar ontdekte dat mijn passie meer in het onderwijs ligt. Ik vind het bijvoorbeeld heel mooi om te zien hoe iemand iets nieuws leert en zich daarin verder ontwikkelt. Daarom ben ik blij dat ik aan de slag kan bij Una Paloma Blanca, want een taal leren is heel leuk, het opent een wereld voor je en je verbindt je met meer mensen.


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!


Hi, my name is Ilse and I’m a Dutch teacher at Una Paloma Blanca. I’m from Veghel, which is a small town near Eindhoven. Even when I was young, I was interested in languages. As a kid, I was a real bookworm (in Dutch: boekenwurm) and I still love reading. For my classes, I try to select interesting texts, but I also like to use Dutch songs and engaging language games. I hope to see you soon in one of my classes! Tot snel!


Hoi, mijn naam is Joëlle. Lesgeven 'is zeg maar echt mijn ding'. Ik houd ervan om nieuwe mensen te ontmoeten en hun cultuur te leren kennen. Als ik niet bezig ben met lesgeven, vind je me in de keuken (ik houd van koken, maar nog meer van eten), doe ik een zomers dansje in mijn woonkamer, zit ik met mijn neus in de studieboeken (ik volg een taalcursus Creool en Portugees), ben ik bij vrienden of ben ik ergens buiten aan het sporten. Tot gauw bij Una Paloma Blanca!


Hallo, hallo, Iedereen noemt mij Jos. Dat is ok, want zo heet ik. Ik heb altijd les gegeven. Altijd? Soms ging ik weg uit mijn mooie land, de wijde wereld in. Om alle talen te spreken ;-) Maar altijd keerde ik terug. Ik wil heel graag dat mensen naar Nederland komen en Nederlands leren. Het is een mooie taal. En ik wil daar graag bij helpen. Met veel humor, want met humor leer je het best.


Salut, je mappelle Julien! I’ve travelled all the way from between the Alps and the Mediterranean sea to teach French at UPB in Rotterdam. I love cooking and eating homy foods like ‘lomelette du fromage’. Unfortunately, I still haven’t found the French translation for ‘kaasschaaf’. Rendez-vous à 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!


Hi, my name is Lenise. Im 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. Im 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 " Lets grow together at Una paloma blanca". “Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss


"Bonjour! My name is Marie, I’m from the North of France and moved to the Netherlands a few years ago. I love to create games and fun activities to make French teaching as fun and effective as possible. See you soon at Una Paloma Blanca and we can talk French cuisine if you’d like!"


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!


My name is Melissa and I am originally from Dallas, Texas. I moved to Eindhoven almost 13 years ago for what was supposed to be 2 year adventure and fell in love with with The Netherlands. Many years and two kids later, I have made Eindhoven my home and have no plans to move back. I love cooking and doing anything crafty. I also spend as much time as possible outside in the garden. I love teaching at Una Paloma Blanca because it lets me meet new people and help them achieve their language goals.


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! My name is Ricardo. I am from Portugal and I am currently teaching traditional Portuguese at Una Paloma Blanca. I love languages and I am fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. If you want to add Portuguese to your list of languages, come by my classroom. Até breve!


Halloo everyone. I’m Sara from a small village in the middle of Germany. After leaving that place, I went to Accra (Ghana) and the finally ended up in Rotterdam. Here, I teach German at the UPB language school. I like a lot to learn about people and their cultures, so I hope that I can share a bit of that too. So, let me know if you have any more questions and I happy to meet anyone at UPB.


Hi I am Solmaz. Besides being a mother and Dutch teacher at Una Paloma Blanca, I am in love with yoga, energy work and meditation. The balance between inner monologue and outer communication through language inspires me. I also love to dance (bachata). Language is also a dance between people, which makes it so much fun!


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 :)


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.


As Confucio said: ‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart…’ and all your languages! 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 gives me the opportunity to get better and better every day by working in the European ‘Silicon Valley’ as well as by 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!

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