Starterpack Dutch for Beginners Course

A0 Beginner - A1 Elementary

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Do you already know some Dutch?    Test your level

Are you just at the start of your Dutch language journey?

Do you want to see rapid improvement? Kickstart School’s beginner’s course focuses on learning by doing to provide you with the tools to cope with everyday situations. We take a communicative approach to teaching so you will be speaking Dutch from your first lesson.

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We have many different options for the Starterpack Course for Beginners:

  • We have options for people who want to have lessons once a week, twice a week, in the morning or in the evening.
  • We offer courses both face-to-face or remote via Zoom.
  • For people who cannot come on a weekday due to work, we have weekend courses.
  • We also offer intensive courses such as a one-week course and the 2 week Double Your Dutch intensive course that combines Starterpack and Stepping Stone I.

Overview - Starterpack Dutch for Beginners Course

Group size




Language during lesson

30% Dutch and 70% English

Duration per lesson

2-3 hours

Course length

24 hours

Preparation / homework  

2-3 hours per lesson

Course Content and Learning Goals - Starterpack Dutch for Beginners Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Introducing yourself
  • Describing your family
  • Going shopping
  • Ordering at cafés and restaurants
  • Filling out forms

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Use basic greetings and everyday phrases
  • Answer simple questions about yourself
  • Listen, understand and participate in slow conversations with pauses
  • Recognise very basic phrases from everyday situations
  • Be able to order in shops and restaurants

Practical Information - Starterpack Dutch for Beginners Course


€390 (excluding the course book). Students/au pairs receive a €40 discount (student card number/details of host family must be provided).

Course materials

Nederlands in Gang (chapters 1-9); ISBN  9789046905609

N.B. 1 We recommend German and South African (Afrikaans-speaking) students to begin with a higher-level Dutch course. After completing some self-study materials, Afrikaans speakers may begin with Stepping Stone I and German speakers may begin with Stepping Stone II. Please contact us for more information.

N.B. 2 Some knowledge of English is required to take this course. A minimum of four students is required for a course to begin.

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