Stepping Stone II Dutch Course

A2 Pre-Intermediate

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Have you grasped the basics of Dutch and now want to move to the next level? 

Kickstart School’s Stepping Stone II course will expand your Dutch knowledge fast.

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 This pre-intermediate Dutch course builds on:

  • Previous knowledge by revising key grammar points from Stepping Stone I,
  • Exploring new themes and, 
  • Introducing new grammatical structures.

Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary and improving fluency in speaking. You will have the opportunity to discuss the news and Dutch culture and to give short presentations. Discussions in lessons will focus on work and free time, travelling and expressing feelings.  

We have many different options for Stepping Stone II:

  • 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.

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 II Dutch Course

Group size




Language during lesson

Dutch (90%) and English (10%)

Duration per lesson

2-3 hours

Course length

24 hours

Preparation / homework  

2-3 hours per lesson

Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone II Dutch Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Identity
  • Food & health
  • Life in the Netherlands
  • Traveling
  • Work & professions

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

  • Describe past experiences and events in a comfortable way
  • Talk about your identity, nutrition and health 
  • Talk about life and work in the Netherlands
  • Talk about travel and leisure time
  • Give short presentations to the group
  • Write about simple matters (to teachers, friends, service companies etc.)

Practical Information - Stepping Stone II 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 Actie  4th edition (chapters 1-5); ISBN 9789046908426, €48,50.

Please be aware that we have switched to the 4th edition of the book in January 2023. If you still have the 3rd edition of Nederlands in Actie, you need to buy a new book for this course.

Combining courses

Please note that it is possible to take Stepping Stone II at the same time as Stepping Stone III. Please contact us for more information.

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