We will follow UK Government guidance with regard to safety measures in the classroom. The maximum student number in class will be reduced to 8, we will implement safe-distancing, staggered break times, regular thorough cleaning, hand sanitiser will be provided, classrooms will be well ventilated.
Our homestay hosts will provide a safe, comfortable and friendly place to stay. If you, or a member of your homestay family, becomes ill, you will self-isolate together.
Our priority is to do our best to keep our students safe. As a result there may be times when we may not be able to offer our traditional social programme.
Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Some of our students have to self-isolate, take COVID-19 tests and complete forms. Below is a video of one of our students explaining what it was like for him. Always refer to the UK government website to find out what you need to do, and please contact us if you are unsure of anything.
Please always check your own country's travel regulations about entering and departing England.
Hilderstone College is a specialist English language centre. We offer a wide range of English language courses for adult learners (aged sixteen and above) from all over the world. We also provide courses for teenagers in school groups.
Since 1970 the College has had an international reputation for quality. Hilderstone is accredited by the British Council and is a member of IALC and English UK. The English Language Gazette has identified the College as a centre of excellence since 2010.
"Perfect, outstanding, superb, enjoyable, fine."
"I sincerely enjoyed my stay in Broadstairs. The school, the teachers, the host family and the city. Everything was perfect."
"Everything in walking distance, good facilities, beautiful surroundings, close to London."
"It was a unique and special experience – something inbetween English lessons and holidays. Moreover, I never had such an honest insight into English mentality and culture. Great!"
"I really enjoyed the Multimedia Learning Centre. In fact I think that it has been very useful to improve my language skills."
"I’ve improved not only my English, I’ve got a new experience about other countries and their cultures."
"The teachers are very helpful and it’s like a big family."
Hilderstone will arrange for you to stay in half-board homestay accommodation, which includes breakfast and dinner every day, and breakfast, lunch and dinner at weekends.Read More
Take a look at our varied social programme, specially prepared for students from all over the world: sports, dancing, musical events and evening talks, as well as excursions to London and other cities.Read More
The College is in the seaside town of Broadstairs in south-east England, only 110 km from London (80 minutes by high speed train), and 30 minutes from the historic city of Canterbury. A great location!Read More
Pegwell nature reserve is a local beauty spot, about 8 km. from Hilderstone College. It's a wonderful place for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, with beautiful wetland walks and a great 'hide', a special lookoRead More
Our new Spanish group from IMECAT started their week in the UK with a visit to London, led by Hilderstone tutor Ellie. It's such a pity it was a rainy day, but it didn't stop them enjoying themselves and doing lots ofRead More
The White Cliffs of Dover, about 40 minutes' drive from Hilderstone College, are a paradise for keen walkers and nature lovers. The landscape is beautiful but windswept, and the trees lean at an extreme angle! BeloRead More