How long are courses? keyboard_arrow_down
For General and Communication English courses we have different packages:
9 lessons - 22.5 hours
18 lessons - 45 hours
27 lessons - 67.5 hours
36 lessons - 90 hours
The other courses for English such as exam training courses, online courses, Business and Summer courses have different lengths. Please see the individual course pages for the information.
The General Dutch and Chinese courses last 24 hours. For other course types such as exam training, Intensive Dutch for Beginners, and online courses please check the information on the individual course page.
On which skill is the emphasis placed? keyboard_arrow_down
In all our courses, the emphasis is placed on speaking. Listening exercises are also an integral part of all lessons. Reading is usually assigned as homework in order to build upon the content learnt during lessons, and many courses incorporate writing practice as well.
In Exam Preparation Courses, a larger amount of time is dedicated to reading and writing than in General or Conversation Courses. Needless to say, our Online Writing Courses focus on writing skills.
How many students are in each course? keyboard_arrow_down
What is the minimum number of students that is needed for a course to run? keyboard_arrow_down
We will run a course once 4 students have enrolled. If 3 students have enrolled, a course of fewer hours may be offered at the same price, if this happens we will contact you directly to discuss..
What is the target group for Kickstart School courses? keyboard_arrow_down
We cater to all different types of people. This is reflected in the wide range of courses on offer at Kickstart School. Generally, we cater to professionals, people in higher education, stay-at-home parents, students, au pairs, and children.
Do you have holiday courses? keyboard_arrow_down
Yes, we organise intensive summer courses during July and August. For English we run intensive courses for adults and teenagers, for Dutch we run intensive courses for adults.
Do you have courses for children? keyboard_arrow_down
Do you offer private tuition and small group courses? keyboard_arrow_down
Yes. Follow the links to find detailed information about Private and Small Group English and Dutch Courses.
Do you offer company courses? keyboard_arrow_down
What is the minimum age? keyboard_arrow_down
The minimum age for most of our group courses is 18 years. The teaching material is focused on the perception of adults. We do offer private and small group Dutch and English lessons for children and summer courses in English for teenagers.
Can I register 2 people for the same course? keyboard_arrow_down
Yes, but it is not possible to register 2 people with the same e-mail address. To access our online learning platform, KickstartNet, every registration has to be linked to an individual account with its own e-mail address. If you don't have your own e-mail address, then you can easily create a free e-mail address via, for example, gmail or hotmail.
How much homework is there after each lesson? keyboard_arrow_down
How fast you learn and how much time you have varies from person to person. There are homework guidelines on all our course pages.
How large are the groups? keyboard_arrow_down
There are a maximum of 10 students in the class and a minimum of 4.
Will I have the same teacher for the next course? keyboard_arrow_down
The teacher may be the same but sometimes this is not possible. We understand that it is nice to stay with your own teacher, however it is also refreshing and helpful to get lessons from another teacher. Our teachers are all experienced native-speakers who will teach you the language with great enthusiasm!