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Local beach voted the best in Kent!

The Sunday Times newspaper has named Stone Bay, Broadstairs, as the best beach in Kent! Stone Bay is a gorgeous beach and won the accolade due to its ‘strangely beautiful curve of flat sand and rockpools’. Chris Haslam, The Sunday Times’ chief travel writer, said that ‘Stone Bay’s white cliffs reflect the sun’s heat ‘creating […]

Seran came to us in 2016 and was a really hard worker. She impressed her teachers because of her progress and efforts. Her continuing success at university in Turkey is no surprise to us and we wish her well on her upcoming study trip to Japan. That will be an exciting time for her!

Hello I am Seran Begen, from Turkey. I stayed in Broadstairs for about 2 months in 2016 but I can guarantee that it was the most wonderful 2 months in my life since before arriving at Hilderstone College, I had no idea of my life. The whole frame of my mind would change in this […]

Teacher Development Course – review by Susanna, July 2019

Here’s a wonderful review by Susanna, an English teacher from Austria, who has just completed a Creative Teaching and Culture course here at Hilderstone College. Thank you, Susanna, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!  When I decided to do advanced teacher training, I did not know much about Hilderstone College in […]

Marisa came as a low level student, as she says, and left ready to tackle a Masters Degree in English. We were thrilled to hear of her success and are excited to know what she will do with the rest of her life.

My live changed one year ago. I never wanted to go to learn English outside of Spain, mainly because I was afraid. However, I decided to try and I couldn’t have made a better choice. My adventure began for 3 months in a country I had never visited, England and in a town I did […]

Principal hits a peak!

Our Principal, Lee, is quite an action man when he’s not organizing us all at Hilderstone College! Here he is photographed recently on the edge of the glacier, after 1200m of climbing to finish at 2600m, at the Aletsch Half Marathon in Switzerland. Lee also cycles, and sometimes leads our students in cycling or circuit […]

Phrase of the Week 1/7/2019

Throw (or Put) a spanner in the works Do something, or something happens, that makes a plan or activity fail. Example: “We were going to move to a smaller place, but my son lost his job and moved back home.” “That must have thrown a spanner in the works.” #hilderstonephraseoftheweek FREE PHOTO

Beautiful Thanet skies

Our local area, known as the Isle of Thanet, is famous for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets; the famous British artist, Turner, is quoted as saying that ‘the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe.’ Here are some stunning photographic examples, taken by our own Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes on her mobile […]

Three months at Hilderstone

My name is Charlotte and I stayed for three months at Hilderstone College. I stayed at the school from August 2017 until October. Although I could improve my English skills, it’s still difficult for me to write an essay =) (I’ve never liked it!). Always when I think back I have a big smile on […]

Maria stayed with us in 2013 and 2015. She is the fourth member of her family to spend time with us. Her family are always welcome here in Broadstairs.

Hi, my name is Maria Vittoria, I am 23 and I am Italian. In May 2018, I graduated from the American University in Rome, and reaching this goal would not have been possible if I had not come to Hilderstone. I had the chance to study at Hilderstone College twice. The first time, during summer […]