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.
I had a great experience with Kickstart, the online classes were interesting and had a good quality. The topics were varying and relevant, and I improved not only my grammar, but also understanding and speaking about many new topics. The teacher was excellent and very passionate. I improved my Dutch and additionally learned much about the Dutch culture.
I always have a lot of fun in Paul's lessons - while also learning a lot. I appreciate that we learn about Dutch culture and that he always finds ways to make the lessons interesting. Speaking was a special focus this course and we all feel that we have made great improvements. Thank you Paul!
This is my fifth course with Kickstart and I always have a great experience. The teacher is very enthusiastic in every class and is very clear with every lesson. Also the course is very complete, offer a lot of studying materials. Even when doing it online. Very happy with it.
I had great time learning Dutch with Kickstart, every lesson was different, every exercise was thoughtful and considered with the intention to make it interesting and fun. I am definitely considering your company for future courses as i feel much more confident in speaking in Dutch :)
I had 3 courses at Kickstart, with Sanne, I had a great time. I learned a lot, and even though the course was online we were very engaged with the course and were able to develop a very friendly environment. I am no longer continuing with the courses because I have reached the level I wanted to. However, I always recommend Kickstart to any of my friends who want to learn dutch. Thanks!
At the beggining it went a bit fast for me but then I got used to the rhythm. Much better experience than expected, considering it has been an online course It is a lot of material for only 12 lessons (24hours), maybe would be good to have the same plan per lesson but in 2.5h each time. I loved the "speaking" part because it is the only chance I have to practice it!
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:
- We cateren voor mensen die 1 x per week les willen hebben maar ook voor hen die juist liever 2 x per week willen.
- 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
Language during lesson
Duration per lesson
2-3 hours per lesson
Course Content and Learning Goals - Stepping Stone V Dutch Course
Topics covered in your course include:
- National and international affairs
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
€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).
Nederlands op Niveau (chapters 4-6); ISBN 9789046904411, €48,50; Kickstart School folder of materials
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