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Would you like your Dutch to be more accurate?

Kickstart School’s Stepping Stone V course develops and perfects communicative competence and accuracy in Dutch. It concentrates on upgrading speaking skills whilst at the same time fine-tuning grammatical structures and nuances of the Dutch language. All four skills are practised along with more demanding functional language, vocabulary building & idiomatic expressions and grammatical accuracy with emphasis on active language use. Graded Readers and relevant writing assignments are also included in the lessons.

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The text book is supplemented with authentic texts, graded readers and film clips selected by Kickstart School. 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.

We have different options for the Stepping Stone V:

  • Our Stepping Stone V courses are offered as once-a-week courses. If you are looking for a more intensive course, you can do Stepping Stone V and IV at the same time but on different days.
  • 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 V Dutch Course

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Language during lesson


Duration per lesson

2-3 hours

Course length

24 hours


2-3 hours per lesson

Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone V Dutch Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Lifestyle
  • National and international affairs
  • Globalisation
  • Sustainability

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

  • Demonstrate natural communicative strategies such as turn-taking, showing interest, and clarifying information
  • Have conversations with native speakers in such a way that they do not need to slow down
  • Write letters of application or formal letters
  • Give pro’s and cons in a debate
  • Write a report about an internship, a job or an excursion
  • Write a letter of complaint

Practical Information - Stepping Stone V Dutch Course

Combining of courses

Please note that it is possible to take bothStepping Stone IV and Stepping Stone V at the same time. 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 op Niveau (chapters 4-6); ISBN 9789046904411, €48,50; Kickstart School folder of materials

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