March 13, 2020
To limit the consequences of the current threat of the Corona virus, Lest Best will immediately stop teaching. All Lest Best students have been informed about this. The situation is reassessed every week and then will be determined whether the lessons can be restarted. We will inform you as soon as more is known about the situation or if there are changes in our policy.
We regret that this measure is necessary and we apologize for the inconvenience and any adverse effects of our policy. Unfortunately, we cannot take any other decision given the whole situation. We count on your understanding. Below we describe how we came to this decision.
In order to limit the spread of the Corona virus, various strict measures have been announced by the government. Events with more than 100 visitors are prohibited, travel by public transport is not recommended, people should work from their homes whenever possible, etc. According to Prime Minister Rutte, it is not necessary to close the schools. He cites the reason for this that the Dutch schools have a small risk of spreading and that closing the schools will lead to too many problems. Universities and colleges have decided to stop their education in the classrooms until at least the end of March. The reason for this is: 'Because there are adults, many nationalities and many entry and exit movements at universities and colleges, the risks there are greater.'
Lest Best is a school with a specific type of student: highly educated foreigners. There are more than 100 people in the building every day, from foreign descent and adult age. We must therefore follow the example of the universities and colleges, despite the fact that, according to the RIVM and the government, the schools do not yet have to close. It is unclear how the situation will develop in the coming weeks and that is why we as a school must take our responsibility and be on the safe side.
We understand that this measure is not convenient for every student or may be seen as unnecessary by some of you. I also understand that this may cause problems for some students. There are students with a tight schedule, who want to enrol in a college or university in September or who follow exam training and may have already scheduled an exam. Given the social worries, the great uncertainty about how it will develop, we are convinced that temporarily stopping the lessons is the right decision. This is to prevent teachers and students from becoming infected with the Corona virus at our school. We hope that it is also possible, once the threat of the virus has diminished, to restart the lessons in a short time and continue to learn the Dutch language. We are also looking into the possibility of planning additional lessons after the temporary stop of the lessons to make up for the arrears.
February 20, 2020
This quality mark is the recognition for quality and professionalism in the private training sector. The NRTO quality mark allows students to assume that Lest Best meets high quality requirements in terms of transparency about products and services, adequate services, professional contact with customers and expertise of staff.
The NRTO quality mark is issued by the Dutch Council for Training and Education (NRTO), the sector association for private trainers. For more information, see www.nrto.nl/keurmerk.
December 23, 2019
Lest Best is closed from December 23, 2019 until January 5, 2020. On January 6 and 7 the lessons will start again.
We wish you happy holidays.
October 15, 2019
This year too, the quality of the Lest Best course offer has been checked by Blik op Werk. This time we received no less than 4 stars for the Integration seal! In addition, our students rate us with the grade 8 and a pass rate of 93% has been achieved. These are results that we are proud of. Hereby we would like to thank all the students for participating in the customer satisfaction survey and for the commitment they have made in following our courses.
Curious about the Blik op Werk research report? You can view all results here.
See you at Lest Best!
August 31, 2019
Are you new in the Netherlands and do you want to learn Dutch fast and accurate? Then you need to visit Lest Best! You are welcome to meet our teachers and students on our open day at the 31st of August. There will be opportunities to take a test lesson, get more information about our courses and to subscribe for the next courses starting on the 2nd and 9th of September.
Are you a former student of Lest Best? Also then we would like to welcome you at our open day.
We hope to see you on the 31st of August! Our school is located on the parking lot behind house number 48 and 50 of the Maliebaan in Utrecht.
June 19, 2019
This new website is created with the help of many enthusiastic students. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and cooperated. The interviews and recordings during the lessons give the visitor a good impression of our courses and the corresponding language levels.
June 18, 2019
During the summer we offer intensive courses on all levels from absolute beginner to C1. The courses start on July 15 and will last until August 23. The lessons are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If you register in time we will invite you for one of our information meetings.