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New Business English Courses

From September 2018 we are offering two newly formatted Business English courses. These courses are designed to fit in with the busy schedules working professionals have here in the Netherlands. Building on the success of our previous 12-week Business English course we gathered feedback from our students and have now developed two “tailor-made” 6-week Business English courses: The Functional Business English Course covers the following areas:
  • Socialising and Telephoning in English
  • Meeting skills
  • Email and social media writing skills
The Focused Business English Course covers the following areas:
  • Negotiation skills and tact and diplomacy
  • Report and proposal writing
  • Presentation skills
These courses can be taken independently of each other, consecutively or as a semi-intensive package (both courses at the same time). The latter is the preferred option if you really want to kickstart your Business English. This is offered as a six-week course on 2 evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursday). Accompanying both the Functional and Focused courses is an up-to-date “Business English Manual” which includes practice exercises, authentic articles, a grammar reference section and that all important glossary of Business English terms. Additionally, access to the Kickstart online learning platform KickstartNet enables our students to watch relevant video materials,  such as Ted Talks, to tackle more challenging exercises and ultimately “fine tune and polish” their English language skills. Finally, students will also have access to a Functional and a Focused Business App which will “put the classroom in their pocket” and enable them to practice their Business English skills on the go. Our native English teachers, who also have a wealth of experience in the business world, look forward to working with you on either one or both of the exciting and challenging courses we offer. If you require any further information on the courses and the packages on offer, then please contact us via email or phone.

 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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