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.
I found the level of the students very similar and that I found great. I could see they were all very motivated and that helped me improve too. The teacher was great, had a lot of patience but kept a good pace throughout the course, I was never bored and even though it was via zoom the 2 hours went very quickly.
Teachers are very good and patient. They encourage you to speak and explain what you don't understand. Learning materials are also good in the handout and online platform. There are 2 books that you have to read and in my opinion that is really nice and useful. The studying pace is quite fast, in order to follow well in the class you have to study at home by yourself a lot. Time in the class is a bit too short too.
I enjoyed having a small group which allowed everyone to participate and be heard. The threshold to participate and ask questions was low and I felt comfertable asking questions about what was not clear to me. The teacher explained everything well and made sure everyone was following and participating. My goal with the course was to get some direction in where to begin with the grammar, and practice speaking. I was pleased with the course and felt like I got what payed for.
I am very satisfied with all of the stepping stone courses that I have attended. The teachers were great and I liked that they changed per course. Also, the experience with the administration is very good, they are very nice and reply fast. I would definitely recommend Kickstart school :)
It was great overall. It covered everything from grammar to listening and speaking. I had the chance to speek which I really needed to do and improve. Also I found the tests very important because they make us study more and use our memory. Overall it was gezellig!
I liked the course. There was a lot to do, a lot of different activities. I liked that we had both a book, a hand out. That there was also the kickstartnet and exercises online from the book. I think I learnt a lot. I would like to continue with the next level, I hope everything works and I can do it.
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
Language during lesson
Duration per lesson
2-3 hours per lesson
Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone III Dutch Course
Topics covered in your course include:
- Education and upbringing
- Foreigners in the Netherlands
- Dutch society
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Discuss more abstract concepts
- Talk about feelings
- Give a detailed description of a person, place or thing without hesitation
- Listen to Jeugdjournaal (news) with prompts and teacher interventions
- Write about more complicated matters (to teachers, friends, service companies etc.)
- Give short presentations to the group
Practical Information - Stepping Stone III Dutch Course
€360 (excluding the book; including all other course materials); €320 for students/au pairs (student card number/details of host family must be provided).
Nederlands in Actie (chapters 4-6); ISBN 9046902981, €48.50; Kickstart School folder of materials
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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