The defender joined the club from Bournemouth in a £40m deal this summer.
Speaking to the club's website, De Bruyne said of Ake: "He was the main guy at Bournemouth and he played all the time and built up a good reputation. I think he can do really well.
"I have already reached out and he to me for houses. I can help him a little bit. I think because we can speak the same language it will be easier to get a connection between us."