New Covid Regulations

updated 28 February 2022

Since the Netherlands has relaxed most of its Covid restrictions on January 25, we are following suit at Kickstart School. It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask when moving around the building and we are opening our coffee and tea-making stations again. We still have our face-to-face classroom seating at 1.5-meter distance, though this might be relaxed for our April courses as well.

 

When visiting our school, please make sure to follow the guidelines that are still in place:

  • Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should remain at home until they can get tested by the GGD.
  • People should wash their hands frequently.
  • Anyone who coughs or sneezes should do so into their elbow.
  • Shaking hands is strongly discouraged.

 

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What do our students think about our remote classes?

 

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

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