Kickstart School, The Hague:
Kickstart School is a language school in The Hague (Den Haag) in the Netherlands that provides English and Dutch language courses. Our school is located at Laan Copes van Cattenburch 86, and is easy to reach by public transport. Our English courses are available for students from beginner to advanced level and include IELTS exam preparation, business English and private English lessons for individuals or groups. Private tuition can take place at your office or home, or at our school and class content can be completely customized according to your needs.
English Language Courses in The Hague:
General English Courses:
General English Courses are taught at Pre-Intermediate Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced and IELTS levels. Our English courses are normally 24 hours in duration, usually consisting of 12 sessions of 2 hours, or 8 sessions of 3 hours. As in all our courses, the focus is on the functional use of language with an emphasis on speaking and understanding. We use a variety of methodologies which are suitable for diverse learning requirements. In order to maximise and enhance your language learning, you will be expected to complete approximately two hours of homework per week.
IELTS Exam Preparation Course (35 hours):
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam designed to test your proficiency in English. IELTS is recognised by more than 6,000 institutions in over 135 countries, including professional organisations, university faculties, educational establishments and government agencies. Kickstart’s IELTS preparation course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to take the test with confidence. The course consists of 35 hours of classroom-based, guided study with 1 to 2 hours of homework each week. The lessons will cover 4 modules (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and will familiarise you with all question types and tasks that you are likely to see in the IELTS test, increasing your proficiency in each.
Our course is delivered by qualified and experienced trainers, in a friendly and professional manner, with continuous teacher feedback and assistance. Prospective students are expected to have a minimum English language level of B2 (Common European Framework standard). You will be asked to take a short entry level assessment test which includes reading, writing and speaking. Individual IELTS pre-test training is also available.
English Conversation Courses:
Kickstart offers Conversation Courses at two levels:
- Level 1: Pre-intermediate/Intermediate
- Level 2: Upper-intermediate/Advanced.
These courses are designed to give students the opportunity to talk about interesting, important and current issues. Each lesson consists of two hours and students are expected to do homework tasks in between lessons. Through group discussions, role play, debates, games and quizzes etc., students will develop their ability to understand and use spoken English, and to utilise their knowledge of grammar. The range of topics in these courses is broad: travel, food, work, sport, but also history and culture. The lesson material (e.g. newspaper/magazine articles, audio material) will provide the students with new vocabulary and feedback will be given on pronunciation and grammar problems.
Customized Corporate Courses:
Kickstart offers customized General English, Business English and Professional English Courses.
Our stimulating, tailor-made English courses can be delivered at our school locations or in your workplace. All our business courses are practical, dynamic and skills-based, using everyday business English in role-playing, dialogues and group discussions. They are based on your needs and are delivered either one-to-one or in small groups. Specific areas covered include
- General Business English
- Legal English
- Technical English
- Banking & Finance English
Private English Lessons:
Private English tuition is available for individuals and small groups. These private lessons can be held at the school at Koninginnegracht 72 or at your home or work place, if required. In some cases we will have to charge for the travelling time. Usually these lessons last 1 to 1.5 hour and are totally flexible.
With private tuition, the programme is completely tailored to your wishes. Before the lessons start, you and your tutor will devise a personal plan. The programme is adjusted throughout the course through regular feedback.