Three steps are required for students to prepare for the Inburgering exam:
Students must do Steps 1 and 2 in order to enrol in Step 3 (unless they already have an upper-elementary level).
The Inburgering exam consists of six parts: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNM), and Orientation to the Dutch Labour Market (ONA). Kickstart’s Exam Preparation Course (Step 3) will thoroughly prepare students for all six parts.
Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNM) involves introducing students to the many ways in which Dutch society is organised, as well as exploring Dutch institutions, customs, and behaviour. The new examination requirement ‘Orientation to the Labour Market’ will also be covered.
Orientation to the Dutch Labour Market (ONA) has been incorporated into the exam since 1st January 2015. Preparation for this part of the exam consists of 90 minutes of private lessons in which the teacher provides feedback on the student’s portfolio and coaching for the ONA interview.
Materials Welkom in Nederland, 3rd ed. (2015); ISBN 9789046904886, ± €39.50
Length 24 hours of group lessons (+ 2 hours of private lessons for ONA)
Format Once a week (regular)
Group size 4 to 10 students
Homework 3 hours per lesson
Price €400 for the 24-hour course, or €500 for the 24-hour course + ONA preparation (90 minutes of private lessons for €100) (excluding the book; including all other course materials).
For all of our courses, we offer a money-back guarantee: if you are not satisfied after the first lesson, we will refund you the full course fee (less €15 administration costs).
Catch-up lessons If a student misses a lesson during the course, catch-up lessons can be arranged at a discounted rate of €50/hour.
Highlighted below is the language level of this course. Other courses at this language level can also be seen, as well as follow-on courses.
|CEFR Level||General Courses||Exam Preparation Courses||Online Courses|
|A0 / A1||- Starterpack for Beginners
- Basic Dutch for Au Pairs
|A1 / A2||Stepping Stone I
|A2 / A2+||Stepping Stone II||Inburgering Exam|
|A2+ / B1||Stepping Stone III|
|B1 / B1 +||Stepping Stone IV||NT2 Programme I|
|B1+ / B2||Stepping Stone V||- NT2 Programme II Writing Course
- Business Dutch Writing Course
- Social Dutch Writing Course
|B2 / C1||Advanced Dutch Course||NT2 Programme II||- Business Dutch Writing Course
- Social Dutch Writing Course
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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