The administration often feels behind with KS, I did not receive the course information until the day it started. I would like a confirmation email once I have access. As a result I started the course without my handout printed and I feel I didn't gain anything from the first lesson as I could not keep up. Also the teacher was very good but often moved very fast without telling us where we were, so you have to stay very switched on. The evening course is too late for me after a day's work. I would prefer a morning course or shorter lesson over more weeks. The teacher often finished late also, so ending 2215!
Despite all of this I did get a lot out of the course in terms of understanding what the exams will require in order to pass. The teacher was very helpful and thorough with her communication via email.
As I always say, I would like the certificates to be sent at the end without having to ask for them.
Kickstart School was able to find on a very short notice a really good teacher, who was highly experiened in teaching Dutch to Dutch expat childeren, they found a perfect fit for us. My sons progress was remarkeble, and we are very thankfull.
I'm constantly very happy with Kickstart School. I participated in several courses during last year and I improved my Dutch a lot. There is still a lot to do but I'm happy I took those first stages with Kickstart. Paul was an excellent teacher too. I hope I can continue to learn with Kickstart in the beginning of next year.
too little practice in class and not clear what homework would be discussed during the coming lesson. If there were less -but more specific- homework, probably I would have done them with more motivation.
The fact that the homework was not systematically explained at the end of each lesson, nor checked in the following lesson made the individual practice very difficult and confusing. For example, I spent the whole week reading a book, which in the end was never discussed in class... I could have used the time better to do grammar exercises. This is something the teachers need to organise better. The class does not end when the online class ends. Teachers should facilitate also the individual practice. They should explain the individual work and stick to the plan, if something will be discussed in class they should make it clear... so everyone can prepare.
From the time I signed up until the last class, everything was very organized and efficient.
The teacher was well-prepared for each lesson and adapted as necessary to meet our needs.
I learned more than I expected.
We wee completely Dutch starter, but after the classes, we could get to read signs in the city.
I found the class nice and learned a lot.