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Author: Samantha Grant

HOSTING A HILDERSTONE STUDENT

Are you thinking about joining our team of homestay hosts? One of our regular homestay providers, Annie, writes here about her family’s experience of welcoming our students into their home. ‘We have been homestay hosts at Hilderstone College for nearly 2 years, since we moved to Broadstairs. Our students have invariably been friendly, mature, engaged […]

STAYING IN HOMESTAY

A cultural experience Worried about staying with a homestay host? Living with a homestay host is an important part of the Hilderstone experience.  It will give you an opportunity to find out about the British way of life and to practise the English you learn.  We select our homestay hosts very carefully.  our Accommodation and […]

QUIZ OF THE WEEK 25th March 2019: Types of books

These are all anagrams for words that describe books.Can you work out what they are and put the letters in the correct order? 1) RLTIHERL2) VELNO3) KONHBOAD4) BKPAERPAC5) NCITRAODIY6) OODKBUIGE7) KTXBOETO8) GIABRAPOUHTOY

QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 11th March 2019: Female nouns

It was International Women’s Day last Friday, so in belated honour of this important day, we’re going to test your knowledge of female nouns! Many jobs no longer use a specific female form nowadays – for example, we tend to use ‘actor’ for both genders (instead of ‘actress’ for women), and the same with ‘flight […]

Student group visits to local businesses

Our student group from Italy, studying with us on a work preparation course, visited several local companies last week, including Discovery Park business centre, Waitrose supermarket and Barnsole Vineyard.  The students really enjoyed their visits and were very inspired by what they learned. A huge thank you to Think Big Tech, Dover District Chamber of […]

Short story by Ulrike Eisner

This is a beautiful story written by one of our current German university course students. It’s charming, but has a topical message too. Many thanks to Ulrike for taking the time to write it and share it with us. SHOOTING STARS UNDERNEATH THE CHERRY TREE When Pizza woke up, he was alone. The sky was […]