Tonight (12 November 2021) new restrictions will be announced by the government. Many of the new regulations are already known: for the next 3 weeks there will be a form of lockdown where the recommendation to work from home is now a rule with restrictions to the number of people for home visits.
Kickstart School wants to play its part towards a quick solution of the current crisis. For our face to face group classes, this means therefore that we have to make the hard decision to switch the classes to remote for the upcoming 3 weeks (until the 5th of December). After these 3 weeks, we will check what the regulations allow and hopefully go back to face to face classes.
We are aware that this might be a disappointing change for many of our students as we were all so looking forward to being able to have face to face classes again. Unfortunately, the situation does not allow it at the moment and our priority has to be the health of our teachers and students.
We have now acquired extensive knowledge in remote lessons, so we can assure all our students that the group dynamic, after having been physically together in a classroom, is much easier to translate to Zoom. Our remote lessons will equally be a fun and rewarding experience. This is proven by the many positive reviews we received after the last switch in 2020.
We will update this page in the coming weeks, when new information will be known. In the meantime, we hope you will still enjoy studying at Kickstart School and we hope to see you in person again very soon!
It was very helpful and funny. Although the course was late in the evening I really enjoy having it with Paul. I really like the remote option of the course and I hope in the future, after the crisis, there will be still the possibility to have it online. Despite I should have studied more, I feel more confident in Dutch and I started understanding when they speak to me. For sure I will recommend it, looking forward to see if there will any new online classes!
Maddalena Falco , Voorburg
I liked the course as it was very structured, encompassing all necessary topics like grammer, making conversations, basics. And the class was also organised nicely where in every student gets the required attention and the chance to ask questions.
Nandita Kiran , Leiden
Excellent course and well thought of content. This is my second language course with Kickstart and it has been really fantastic so far. The school managed to adapt quickly to the COVID situation and offer classes remotely that are as good as traditional sit in sessions. Splendid !!!
Yasser , Delfgauw
I think the course is organized well by making good use of technology - in my case that is with the combination of the portal and zoom. I am also glad the class is delivered on sat a.m., which make me possible to join outside of NL even with different time zones. The teacher is professional and explained clearly. the class size of 4-5 students on a zoom class is good - allow good portion of time for each student to participate.
Olivia Lam , Hong Kong
The class is intense but gave me a great opportunity to start learning Dutch. I can understand the basics of Dutch through these lessons which I wanted to learn. The lessons are well-balanced with listening, speaking and writing. I could develop each area. The teacher constructed the course hours well. I wish to continue to the next course when I have time next time. I did not find difficulty to participate online.
Mayumi , Den Haag
Excellent introduction to Dutch. Maarten was an excellent instructor. He was patient and gave us a lot of examples for the various grammar rules. He didn't mind explaining some parts again if we had any doubts. The supplementary material was good. The course was held online due to COVID-19. Looking forward to the next course, Stepping Stone I.
Gaudham , Delft
My Dutch is much better after 2 months with Kickstart. Maarten is a very friendly teacher who makes sure that his students are understanding the material. Online learning was great. We had a grammar and vocabulary game during the last class of the course, I would suggest teachers should play more games like this! It was fun and a nice way to review the material.
Sandra , Den Haag