From my passion for language in general, and Papiamento in particular, I have set up this website to provide anyone with online lesson material. Besides Papiamento, I speak four more languages (Dutch, English, Spanish and Portuguese). These are not by chance the four languages that have had much influence, or have laid the foundation for Papiamento. From my experience, I know that learning a language requires time, discipline and continuity. And, besides, a lot of bluff, dare to speak and occasionally make mistakes, because what lesson material you have at your disposal, the cornerstone of learning a language, is speaking!
In addition to online class material, Henky’s Papiamento offers both private courses and translation services. You can choose to take a private course Papiamento or go for the introduction course Papiamento to get to know the language and learn the basics. Henky’s Papiamento is located in Amsterdam, you can attend a course at our location or in consultation with you at your home*, if you live in Amsterdam or surroundings. If you live too far from Amsterdam, it is also possible to follow a course via Skype.
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* Please note that the travel costs are for your account.