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Have you lived in the Netherlands for some time and find that your language is not developing beyond the level of simple everyday conversation?

Then Kickstart School’s Stepping Stone III course will take your Dutch to the next level. 

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This intermediate Dutch course:

  • Further develops fluency in speaking by exploring new themes with a focus on cultural differences, encouraging you to exchange ideas and discuss current affairs. 
  • More advanced grammar and vocabulary is introduced and explored through newspaper articles, film clips, and book chapters to bring you to an intermediate level (B1).  This course also includes related writing exercises. 

We have many different options for the Stepping Stone III:

  • 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 III Dutch Course

Group size




Language during lesson


Duration per lesson

2-3 hours

Course length

24 hours

Preparation / homework

2-3 hours per lesson 

Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone III Dutch Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Education and science
  • Learning Dutch
  • Sustainabilty
  • Relationships & feelings
  • Money
  • Art

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

  • Discuss more abstract concepts
  • Talk about feelings
  • Talk about the environment and sustainability
  • Discuss financial matters
  • Discuss specific forms of art
  • Write about more complicated matters (to teachers, friends, service companies etc.)
  • Give short presentations to the group

Practical Information - Stepping Stone III Dutch Course

 Combining courses

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


€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 6-11); ISBN 9789046908426.

Please be aware that we are using the 3rd edition of the book in our summer and fall courses and switching to the 4th edition from January 2023.

Have you already completed Stepping Stone II?     Register now!   

Next steps

These courses might be next:

B1 Intermediate

Stepping Stone IV

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B1 Intermediate

NT2 Programme I

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