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50 Years (1970 - 2020)

Hilderstone College English Studies Centre: Accredited English Language School

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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 for the last nine years in a row.

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Testimonials

  • Lena, Switzerland

    "Brilliant - no more words needed"

  • Anais, France

    "I sincerely enjoyed my stay in Broadstairs. The school, the teachers, the host family and the city. Everything was perfect."

  • Klára, Czech Republic

    "I think that this week will be an experience for my whole life."

  • Constanze, Austria

    "Comfy classrooms, charming garden, good lunches and meals, very interesting and fun activities. Very well organised."

  • Gorkem, Turkey

    "I think Hilderstone College was one of the best choices of my life."

  • Piyapat, Thailand

    "It is very good and I absolutely love to study English here."

  • Hyun Jin, Korea

    "Great teachers, kind staff, lovely classmates and host family, peaceful town and beautiful beach."

  • David, France

    "I have been to several English language schools in my life but Hilderstone College is the best. I am very thankful to the teachers and the administration staff for their availability and professionalism."

  • Maria Madalena, Brazil

    "It was a wonderful experience. Family and College surpassed my expectations."

  • Hélène, Luxembourg

    "I really enjoyed the study, especially meeting new people from different countries. It was an unforgettable experience and I would recommend this to everyone."

Hilderstone College - Accommodation

Accommodation

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.

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Hilderstone College - Social Programme

Social Programme

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.

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Hilderstone College - Location

Location

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!

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Our most recent blog posts

Hilderstone College - THE CLOCK TOWER

THE CLOCK TOWER

There has been a clock tower in Broadstairs since 1897 to celebrate Queen Victorias diamond jubilee (60 years on the throne). The original clock tower was destroyed in a fire and the current one was built in 1970 to

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Hilderstone College - THE GRAND HOTEL

THE GRAND HOTEL

For those of you who have visited Broadstairs, do you recognise this building standing tall and majestic on the seafront at Louisa Bay?

It was the Grand Hotel, built around 1881. It had over 100 guest bedrooms, ba

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Hilderstone College - YORK ARCH

YORK ARCH

YORK ARCH, in our town of Broadstairs, was built in the 15th century. It once had two strong wooden doors to defend against high tides. In later years, it offered protection against smugglers and our enemies, should

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