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Information for Bildungsurlaub programme 

Hilderstone College is an approved English language school for the Bildungsurlaub programme.

We can accept students from the following states:

  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • Niedersachsen
  • Rheinland Pfalz
  • Saarland

About the course

We will help you improve your overall level of English. The courses are designed to conform to the specifications for language courses laid out for the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland.

In addition to our language lessons, additional political and cultural lessons are offered.

Participants must be over the age of 18.


The courses are designed to improve your confidence, fluency and accuracy in English so that you can communicate in different work and life situations. Your teachers will present grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation topics tailored to your needs, so that you can improve all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Typical Content

Our teachers are accustomed to assessing the best way to help students improve their language skills. Students are grouped in classes according to their level, and each level covers a standard and expected range of topics. Many topics can be extended in order to meet student interest and need.


You will improve your accuracy and fluency in English as well as your confidence in using the language in social, travel and general work situations.

Fees 2024

Registration fee: £90


1 week: £490
2  weeks: £945

Homestay Accommodation (if required): 

£195 per week in 2024

Dates 2024

2024: May, June, November, December.

Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 16 December 2024 to 3 January 2025.

The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity.

Monday 6 May 2024
Monday 27 May 2024

  Sample timetable 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30

Morning classes: grammar / vocabulary + fluency (15 hours)

  Lunch break


13.45 - 16.00

Orientation with Course Leader

(2 hours)


Afternoon classes: language practice

(6 hours)

Visit to a site of cultural or historical relevance

13.00 - 18.00

(5 hours)

16.00 - 17.00 Optional supervised self study* (3 hours)
20.00 - 21.30     Cultural talk (1.5 hours)    

* self-study time is necessary for students who are not completing the full number of hours required by their state.


Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Online If you are attending a course in Broadstairs, please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
Before the beginning of your course, you will receive a course confirmation email. If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.
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