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Company Programme

Kickstart offers a range of options for companies and businesses who wish their employees to learn Dutch or English.

Dutch and English courses can be specifically tailored to a company’s particular needs and requirements and can include the following aspects:

  • Initial language level assessment (with or without full written reports)
  • Testing and appraisal throughout the course
  • Mid-course and end-of-course reports (and certificates)
  • Lessons arranged at times that suit the company’s schedule
  • At the company’s location (in-company training) or at Kickstart School

Prices are calculated according to the type of language that is being taught and the type of course that is required (see below) and are available on request.

Surcharges for intakes, course development, reports, learning materials and travel costs apply. These surcharges are dependent upon the amount of time required and will be discussed when developing the course proposal.

Type of language being taught:

  • General Dutch or English, at all levels.
  • Specialised (business, technical, and/or legal) Dutch or English, at pre-intermediate level or higher. Please note that these specialisations incur a higher rate per hour.

Type of course that is required:

  • Company employees can attend standard group courses that take place at Kickstart School and include General, Conversation, Exam Preparation, and Business language courses. There is no surcharge for company employees if they are booking one of these standard group courses. For more information, refer to the course pages under the Dutch and English menus.
  • A slightly tailored course involves adapting one of Kickstart’s standard courses to create a programme that is more appropriate for the company’s particular needs. This can be for private individual lessons or for small group courses and will incur costs per hour for minimal adaptations to a standard course programme.
  • A highly tailored course involves developing an original learning programme based on the specific needs and requirements of the company and its employees. This can be for private individual lessons or for small group courses and will incur costs per hour for the development of entirely original course material.
  • Kickstart also offers specially-designed Dutch and English Away-Day Workshops exclusively for companies.

 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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