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Starterpack Dutch for Beginners

This Dutch course for beginners focuses on learning by doing to provide students with the tools to cope with everyday situations. During the lessons, students will also learn basic grammar to support active speaking and to help build confidence. This course covers the elementary level with basic topics covered include:

  • introducing yourself
  • describing your family
  • going shopping
  • ordering at cafés and restaurants
  • filling out forms

Some knowledge of English is required to take this course.

N.B. We recommend Germans and South Africans (Afrikaans speakers) to begin with a higher-level Dutch course. After completing some self-study materials, South Africans may begin with Stepping Stone I and Germans may begin with Stepping Stone II. Please refer to the language level tab or contact us for more information.

Materials Nederlands in Gang (chapters 1-8); ISBN 9789046905401, ± €39.50 (included in course price)
Kickstart folder of materials and course planner
KickstartNet, our online learning platform

Length 24 hours 

Format  Once a week (regular), twice a week (semi-intensive), or every day (intensive) 

Group size  4-10 students

Homework  2-3 hours per lesson 

Price  €399.50 (including all course materials); €359.50 for students/au pairs (student card number/details of host family must be provided).
For all of our courses, we offer a money-back guarantee: if you are not satisfied after the first lesson, we will refund you the full course fee (less €15 administration costs).

Catch-up lessons   If a student misses a lesson during the course, catch-up lessons can be arranged at a discounted rate of €50/hour. 

Highlighted below is the language level of this course. Other courses at this language level can also be seen, as well as follow-on courses.

Please contact us to arrange a short, free intake to assess your language level or if you would like to visit the school. You can also check the CEFR framework to read the skills description for each level.

Dutch courses

CEFR Level General Courses Exam Preparation Courses Online Courses
A0 / A1 - Starterpack for Beginners
- Basic Dutch for Au Pairs
A1 / A2 Stepping Stone I
A2 / A2+ Stepping Stone II Inburgering Exam
A2+ / B1- Stepping Stone III
B1- / B1 Stepping Stone IV NT2 Programme I
B1 / B2 NT2 Programme II NT2 Programme II - NT2 Programme II Writing Course
- Business Dutch Writing Course
- Social Dutch Writing Course
B2 / C1 Advanced Dutch Course  - Business Dutch Writing Course
- Social Dutch Writing Course

Package Deal A

Starterpack +

Stepping Stone I Course

(including the course book)

€759.50  €719.50 
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Reviews for this course

 What our students say about us

  • My experience with Kickstart has been highly beneficial in both developing language skills and improving my knowledge of the Dutch culture. Josien's support is always spot on and very intuitive in relation to personal circumstances. She spends a lot more than the official time allocated to really get to know her clients and her approach is customised accordingly. She was recommended to me by other Shell colleagues who expressed the same sentiment and I was fortunate enough to benefit from this during the time I spent with her.

    Vennasa van de Ven, Migration Manager working at Shell

  • Entering the Kickstart school premises alone gives you a push of energy and the commitment this will help to create is hardly unmatched in any other language school. The methodology and the approach used in the lessons also helps smoothly unlock the secrets of everyday Dutch. Kickstart School has helped me get in touch with the 'undutchable' culture of the Netherlands and its people. The individual language training I could experience at Kickstart School has been one of the best educational experiences I could have in Europe.

    Alessandro d’Addario, European Law Enforcement 

  • I really enjoyed my English lessons with the Kickstart School. The teacher was professional and really knew the subject. The way they teach is also great! The classes are presented in a clear and professional manner and the online exercises completed at home are very helpful. The teacher always provided useful feedback. It's a great experience to join a Kickstart course with such a friendly atmosphere of students and teachers.

    Beatriz Pedroche, Spain 

  • Kickstart has been the ideal place for me to learn. The teachers are very helpful and friendly and have always gone the "extra mile" to help me learn in a positive way. Their teaching is practical with elements that can immediately be applied to everyday living situations. Included in the lessons are cultural aspects of living in the Netherlands that make learning Dutch dynamic and fun; you learn the language and about the place and the people! The teachers took an active interest in my progress and provided valuable customized sessions that maintained my strengths and developed my weaknesses; all in a patient, fun and friendly style.

    Graeme Ting, dentist from New Zealand 

  • My first contact with Kickstart School was after 1 month of living in The Netherlands, when I started to study Dutch. At the time I didn’t have any knowledge of the language, but with their courses organized by levels I developed important language skills and learned about the Dutch culture. They all do a great job at Kickstart because their motto it’s not just a motto – they are really pleased to teach you. You learn a language in a friendly atmosphere, make new friends from all over the world, and all in a cosy building right in the heart of The Hague.

    Anca Boros, mathematics and physics teacher from Romania

  • During my time with Kickstart I have learned a lot and gained confidence. I was always challenged by the interesting assignments, but never too much. I have really enjoyed the classes!

    Sabine de Bruijn, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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