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Have you completed Stepping Stone I, but still don’t feel quite ready to move to the next level?
Sign up for our brand new Step Up I course!

Step Up I can be taken as a course to help you revise and refine your grammar, vocabulary, and language skills. It’s essential to build a solid foundation of Dutch at this level, thus ensuring smooth progress. All following courses will refer to and build upon the material covered here.

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Is Step Up I for me?

  • You have completed the Stepping Stone I course, but need some more communication practice and grammar revision before moving forward to the next level? Then Step Up I is the right choice. You will not be repeating the same content, as different course materials are used in the Step Up I course.
  • You have completed the Stepping Stone I course, but you had to miss a few lessons or the teacher feels like you would benefit from some more practice before moving up to Stepping Stone II.

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 - Step up I Dutch course

Group size

Max 8

Learning materials

Online learning environment  "Link+"


Available only as a remote course

Language during lesson

50% Dutch and 50% English

Duration per lesson

2 or 2.5 hours


Flipped classroom

Course length

24 hours

Preparation / homework  

2-3 hours per lesson

Course Content and Learning Goals - Step Up I Dutch Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Leisure time and friendships
  • Public transport
  • Hazards inside and outside of the house
  • Nature around the corner
  • Work and money
  • Sport and media

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

  • Do everything learned at the A1 level but at a faster pace
  • Speak about past and future events
  • Use the modal verbs (+ infinitive) in the simple past tense
  • Read and talk about a simplified book (graded reader) (only for 12 week courses)
  • Write a simple e-mail
  • Talk about searching for a job
  • Speak about hobbies, routines, leisure time
  • Ask for directions
  • Talk about the media

Practical Information - Step up I Dutch course


  • €390 (excluding the course book licence). Students/au pairs receive a €40 discount (student card number/details of host family must be provided).

Course materials

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.

Have you already completed Stepping Stone I?     Register now!   

Next steps

These courses might be next:

A2 Pre-Intermediate

Stepping Stone II

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A2 Pre-Intermediate

Inburgering Exam

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