DUTCH & ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING IN THE HAGUE since 2001

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Dutch and English language courses in Den Haag

Kickstart School offers Dutch and English courses in Den Haag (The Hague) for individuals and companies wishing to improve their Dutch or English language skills. We provide language training at all levels to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Our courses and tailor-made programmes cater for individuals, companies, expats, students, children, and au pairs, and can be taken in groups or privately. We also offer business English, and exam preparation courses for a wide range of internationally-recognised language qualifications, such as the IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exams. We also offer specialised training for the Inburgering exam and NT2 Staatsexams. 

  • OPEN EVENING - FOR ENGLISH COURSES ONLY

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    Monday 29th October, 17:30-19:30

    Come along to have your English language level assessed for free, meet our teachers, look at the materials, and sign up for courses.

  • NEW COURSES STARTING SOON

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    The dates of our September-December courses have now been published. Check the Dutch and English schedules and course pages for more information.

Why Kickstart? 

Recognised by Dutch and English authorities

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Our company programme

Standard courses

Companies can book private or group courses for their employees that follow one of Kickstart’s standard curricula. There is no surcharge for company employees when booking a standard group course.

Tailored courses

Companies can book special Dutch and English courses that are specifically tailored to a company’s particular needs and requirements. Surcharges for intakes, course development, and reports are dependent upon the amount of time required and will be discussed when developing the course proposal.

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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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    Potential Changes to the Inburgering Exam

    As you may have heard, the Dutch government wants the Inburgering Exam to be at a higher level. The new language level will be B1 instead of the A2 level that is still required at this moment.  The B1 level is considerably more difficult than A2 and will need a longer training period. The new...

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