Friendly, informative and fun!
The course with Alexandra was really amazing, I can see my improvement in my speaking ability. The classes help me to feel more comfortable because I could speak naturally.
I think it is important to adapt the course to the level of participants.
I havr improved my english level sinse I came to kickstart
i have improved my english since Icame to kickstart.
It was so great to participated in the class. I really enjoyed attending. Thank you,
I loved the experience of speaking English and knowing more about grammar. But also all the different students and nationalities. Thanks. I will come back!!
I met many person and we are talking many story it's make me happy
All the classes were very important to my development. The teacher Brenda is great and she could teach me and help me perfectly.
I really enjoyed this course. I feel ready for the exams and all the tips are useful. I liked how we were mixing Dutch culture and grammar learning
Excellent teacher and preparation for the exam. Good mix of exercises covering all aspects of exams
Very nice, every lesson is interesting! Great teachers!
Het was goed! Dank u wel.
Ik vond het echt leuk. Ik heb veel geleerd
Good materials and 'gezellig' teachers. Very cozy environment to learn Dutch!
Het was echt leuk! Hartstikke bedankt
Volgens mij was het te veel informatie in een zeer korte tijd, maar ik denk ook dat ik mijn communicatievaardigheden heb verbeterd. Ik zou graag meer tijd aan het gesprek hebben besteden. In elk geval is de cursus vrij compleet geweest.
Should have been more exam oriented. A lot of review from past levels, but not enough real exam preparation (mock exams, writing, speaking, listening under time limits). A lot of textbook work. Overall a thorough review of what we have previously learned, plus some new concepts, which was nice. However, I must say that I don't feel completely exam-ready. I expected an exam preparation course to be different from a Stepping Stone course, which is what it felt like.
De cursus is zeer intensief, en je moet heel veel thuis oefeningen. Maar heb ik heel veel geleerd en de grammatica begrepen
I enjoyed this class although it included way more grammar and homework than my last class. Maria really helped us to improve our grammar and polish our uitspraak, I think I learned a lot. Nonetheless would it be great to get a chance to take this class in the morning, I personally find evening classes tough.
Our teacher Maria was very good. She was always well prepared and went beyond the content of the book. The course is very intensive. You can learn a lot from it but if you have a busy full time job, then it will be difficult and also exhausting to keep up with the amount of homework. This course has a different format than Stepping Stone courses. If you are not planning to take a NT2 exam, then you may find it a bit too theoretical.
Ik found the course very good, however sometimes I did struggle learning the grammar. I feel that this may be a personal problem as I don't know another manner in which would help me understand it. I did find there was a lot of homework, and whilst this was a clear expectation before I started the course I did find it hard to balance the course/family/ work. I think i would prefer if you could take this course over a longer period and the lessons wouldnbe shorter. That would be mean less homework in the week and you have time to digest the new grammar etc.
Maria is a wonderful teacher. Her manner of teaching makes for a learning environment that is comfortable, while still encouraging students to reach a higher level of Dutch. The book could be better but she has no control over it, as it is the official NT2 book. Maria overcomes the shortcomings of the book with excellent additional information about grammar and other rules that you won't learn without her.
Kickstart School offers Dutch and English language training for motivated people who wish to achieve tangible results under the expert guidance of our highly-skilled teachers. Our regular courses and tailor-made programmes cater for individuals, companies, expats, students, children, and au pairs, and can be taken in groups or privately. We also offer exam preparation courses for a wide range of internationally-recognised language qualifications.