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Do you want to take the next step on your Dutch language journey? 

Then Kickstart School’s Stepping Stone I course will get you results. This Dutch course reinforces and expands upon basic grammar, develops vocabulary, and focuses on improving fluency in speaking to bring you to a pre-intermediate level (A2). The course introduces new vocabulary and grammatical structures in a communicative way. The lessons support active speaking.

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We have many different options for the Stepping Stone I:

  • 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 one-week courses and the 2 week Double Your Dutch intensive course that combines Starterpack and Stepping Stone I. 

Please be aware that in the face-to-face courses there is no option of joining remotely. If you have to miss the class due to sickness or other reasons, you can catch up in self-study or we can offer you a catch-up lesson at a reduced price.

Overview - Stepping Stone I

Group size




Language during lesson

50% Dutch and 50% English

Duration per lesson

2-3 hours

Course length

24 hours

Preparation / homework  

2-3 hours per lesson

Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone I Dutch Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Visiting friends and attending a birthday
  • Using public transport
  • Going to the cinema, doctor, and police station
  • Phoning a helpdesk

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

  • Do everything described at the A1 level but at a faster pace
  • Speak about your routine, habits and hobbies
  • Ask/give directions
  • Describe complaints to a doctor
  • Speaking about past and future events
  • Tell a story and also describe the situation / context
  • Use the modal verbs (+ infinitive) in the simple past
  • Read and talk about a simplified book (graded reader)
  • Write a simple e-mail or complaint

Practical Information - Stepping Stone I Dutch 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 10-18); ISBN  9789046905609 €48.50.
  • Kickstart School folder of materials

Have you already completed Starterpack Dutch?     Register now!   

Next steps

These courses might be next:

A2 Pre-Intermediate

Stepping Stone II

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