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.
I have learned a lot, and I have realised professional projects thanks to the support of the mentors! The team is always at the top and always looking for solutions to problems, I felt accompanied and supported! I am so grateful that kickstart offers lessons over Zoom so that I can continue learning the Dutch language, even though I am not living in the Netherlands anymore. The staff are always extremely helpful! The only thing that is slightly cumbersome is that credit card payments via online are not taken.
The course had the right speed and mix of exercises. The teacher was fantastic. She encouraged all of us and was always open for questions. She kept the motivation high. I also appreciated the possibility of reading two "easy Dutch" books that were part of the materials. The only thing I would like to see improved is to have a bit more information from admin to new students at the start on how to navigate the course: how the handout works vs. the book vs. kickstartnet exercises, what the expectations are, if there are any tests or certificates at the end of the course, etc.
I really enjoyed how well organized the course was. The expectations were very clear, and the class work and homework clearly outlined. Thus, even if you missed a class, you would not fall behind. I appreciated the balance between personal responsibility and the expectations of the teacher. She was extremely professional and involved.
Great experience with Kickstart School so far. Well organised modules and good teachers. They also quickly adapted and changed to online mode so that we could continue having our classes during the pandemic.
I like everything about the course. Great organisation, super teacher - she is so engaging and professional and I enjoyed our fun team. I can see progress in my learning, thank you.
Kickstart school is a good language school with good teachers, good materials and facilities. Teachers are very knowledgeable and patient. They always encourage students to speak and explain all your questions. Your writings are always corrected. I would recommend Kickstart school.
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
Language during lesson
Dutch (90%) and English (10%)
Duration per lesson
2-3 hours per lesson
Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone II Dutch Course
Topics covered in your course include:
- Work and free time
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Talk about your work and free time with relative ease
- Describe past experiences and events in a comfortable way
- Give a detailed description of a person, place or thing without hesitation
- Listen to Jeugdjournaal (news) with prompts and teacher interventions
- Give short presentations to the group
- Write about simple matters (to teachers, friends, service companies etc.)
Practical Information - Stepping Stone II Dutch Course
€360 ( €390 for courses starting after 31/12/2022) (excluding the course book). Students/au pairs receive a €40 discount (student card number/details of host family must be provided).
For courses starting in 2022: Nederlands in Actie (chapters 1-3); ISBN 9046902981, €48,50.
For courses starting in 2023:
Nederlands in Actie
4th edition (chapters 1-5); ISBN
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.
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