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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!

Visiting one of our Open Days will include the following steps:

  • Language level self-assessment – You will be asked to self-assess your language level according to the CEFR framework.
  • Language test – You will be asked to complete a test based on your self-assessed level. This step only applies for those who are interested in an English course. For Dutch courses, you will only be required to complete a written test if you are interested in the Inburgering Exam Preparation Course.
  • Spoken assessment – After your test has been corrected, you will have the opportunity to do a spoken assessment with one of our Dutch or English teachers, who will then advise you regarding which courses are best suited to your needs and language level. You will also be able to look at the learning materials and books used in the courses.
  • Registration – Once you have been advised by a teacher, you can register for the course(s) on the spot, or you can leave us with your details and let us know your decision shortly afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Open Days soon! If you would like to check our school’s location, or if you have any further questions, please click here.


 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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