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.
Highly qualified and experienced teachers
Small class sizes, 4-10 students per group
KickstartNet, our online learning platform
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.
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.
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
Park Overvoorde: The green island in the urban jungle It’s Sunday afternoon and I need to unwind after completing my homework for the Dutch course I am attending at The Kickstart Language School. It’s a bit cloudy and windy outside (The Netherlands, you know…) but I know the perfect place to be. A hidden […]
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...