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Communication 1

Communication 1 is designed for Pre-Intermediate and low Intermediate level learners. The course gives learners the opportunity to practise their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Students are encouraged to speak as much as possible through enjoyable activities like discussions, debates, presentations and role plays. 

A variety of authentic materials such as news items, magazine articles, films and songs are used to reinforce key grammatical structures, broaden students’ vocabulary and provide interesting topics for discussion. Additionally, course participants are encouraged to read an assigned book and discuss it in class together, allowing them to further develop their grammar and vocabulary, comprehension and spoken communication. 

The range of topics covered in the lessons is broad and varies each term. Students are also encouraged to contribute and suggest ideas.

This is a 90-hour course and our flexible enrolment allows students to choose whether they want to enrol for the full 90 hours or sign up for blocks of 22.5, 45 or 67.5 hours at any time during the course. Please note that the price per hour decreases the more hours you sign up for.

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Length  90 hours 

Format  Once a week (regular); a semi-intensive (twice a week) package can be booked by combining this course with our Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate English Courses.

Group size 4 to 10 students
N.B. A minimum of four students is required for a course to begin and to keep the course open.  

Homework  2 hours per lesson 

Price €1170 (90 hours)
€945 (67.5 hours) 
€675 (45 hours)
€360 (22.5 hours) 
(these prices are including all 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.

Please contact us to arrange a short, free intake to assess your language level. You can also check the CEFR framework to read the skills description for each level.

English courses

CEFR Level  General Courses   Communication courses Business Courses   Exam Preparation Courses  Online Courses  
A0  Elementary 
A1  Upper-Elementary 
A2  Pre-Intermediate   Communication 1      
B1  Intermediate   Communication 1
Communication 2  
B2  Upper-Intermediate       

 
Communication 2
Communication 3
Upper-
Intermediate/        
Advanced        
- IELTS
- TOEFL
- Cambridge: First (FCE)
- Cambridge: Business (BEC) Vantage      
- Academic English
- Business English       
C1  Advanced   Communication 3    Upper-
Intermediate/
Advanced
- IELTS
- TOEFL
- Cambridge: Advanced (CAE)
- Cambridge: Business (BEC) Higher 
- Academic English
- Business English
C2  Proficient 

Package 1 

22.5 hours (9 lessons)

€16/hour 

€360 

Package 2

45 hours (18 lessons)

€15/hour 

€675 

Package 3

67.5 hours (27 lessons)

€14/hour

€945 

Package 4

90 hours (36 lessons)

€13/hour

€1170
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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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