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8.8 Rating Based on More Than 900 Student Reviews

In mid-2015, Kickstart School began using an external reviews organisation, Klantenvertellen, in order to give its students an opportunity to provide feedback about their experience at Kickstart to an external, impartial body. We have no control over what is written, so everything you see is the truth! Since then, we have received consistently high ratings...

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Visit Kickstart’s Free Workshop at the IamExpat Fair

Kickstart School will be participating in the inaugural IamExpat Fair in the Grote Kerk in The Hague on Saturday 5th November. Come along to the Fair to visit a range of stalls and find out more about expat life in the Netherlands and how to make your time here as valuable and memorable as possible. At Kickstart, we...

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Open Days

We would like to invite you to visit Kickstart for our Open Days on Saturday 9th September, 12:00-15:00, or Monday 11th September, 17:30-19:30. At these events, you will be able to see our school, meet our teachers, look at the materials, have your language level assessed for free, and sign up for any of our courses!...

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Dutch and English Summer Courses

In the summertime, Kickstart offers intensive Dutch and English Courses to help people improve their language skills in a short period of time. Dutch Summer CoursesFor Dutch, our general Starterpack, Stepping Stone I, and Stepping Stone II group courses can be each be completed within a one-week period. The 24 hours of tuition for each...

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English exams and how we can help you prepare

Is it your dream to live and work in an English-speaking country? Would you like to study at an English-speaking university? Are you keen to impress potential employers? Chances are you will need an official English exam qualification.

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Idiomatic expressions: Essential for language learning

What does it mean to feel 'under the weather'? Or to 'bend over backwards' for someone or something? The use of idioms in English is essential for language learning and communication.

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Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre

Kickstart is is an official Cambridge English exam preparation centre and offers a combination of courses specially designed to prepare students for Cambridge English exams.

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KickstartNet 

Kickstart School has its very own online learning platform, KickstartNet. This is a fantastic tool that provides students with access to a wide range of extra resources and enables them to continue their language learning any time, any place, anywhere.

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Kickstart for Kids

Kickstart School offers Dutch and English language courses for children and teenagers. Read an interview with one of our teachers about how children learn languages, why it’s important to start young, and why she would recommend Kickstart for Kids.

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Learning Dutch and learning about the Dutch

Kickstart School believes that learning Dutch should be about more than just grammar and textbooks. It should include learning about the Dutch – their culture, history, sense of humour, and other little insights that make language learning a rich and rewarding experience.

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 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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    8.8 Rating Based on More Than 900 Student Reviews

    In mid-2015, Kickstart School began using an external reviews organisation, Klantenvertellen, in order to give its students an opportunity to provide feedback about their experience at Kickstart to an external, impartial body. We have no control over what is written, so everything you see is the truth! Since then, we have received consistently high ratings...

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