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.Ask us anything
My teacher was great. Very good at her job, very easy-going and understanding. I joined the course together with my flatmate, and in the beginning we were put in different classes, but it was more convenient to be in the same class. We asked about it and the administration were very cooperative.
I think it is a very good program, very well organised with very good materials as well. In my particular case I took the program before moving to NL and I think it would be more productive to take it once you are immersed in the Dutch culture. You also need to ensure that you have enough time for doing the homework and lesson preparation to take full advantage of the course.
I had no knowledge of the Dutch language but with teacher Christine everything was much simpler. She is very professional, cheerful and fun. I am very motivated to continue in her lessons.
In one month, I have picked up the essentials for the Dutch language, and can now confidently order items, request assistance, offer basic descriptions, express whether or not I like something, answer basic questions and make comparisons between people, objects, places and animals.
Our teacher Mr. Maarten Smit was very capable, and I learned a lot under his guidance. The overall communication with Kickstart School was also excellent. I am very pleased with what I was able to learn in this amount of time.
I could use what I learned in the real Dutch environment. I think it's beneficial for me to have a head start in studying Dutch. And the teacher makes it easier to learn.
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
Language during lesson
30% Dutch and 70% English
Duration per lesson
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 form
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
€360 (excluding the course book/including all course materials). Students/au pairs receive a €40 discount (student card number/details of host family must be provided).
Nederlands in Gang (chapters 1-8); ISBN 9789046905609, €48.50
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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