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Category: Student posts

My wonderful time in Broadstairs

Sami, from Germany, recently studied with us on a university students’ course. Here’s what he had to say about his Hilderstone experience. The aim of the journey coming to Hilderstone College was to improve my English skills and to get to know the English culture. I was not expecting to have an unforgettable time. It […]

My 6 weeks at Hilderstone

by Julian Kratz Julian Kratz, from Germany, has just completed a 6-week Combination Course (Intensive English plus 1:1 tuition). Here he writes about his Hilderstone study experience and his time in Broadstairs, with tips on how to make the most of your stay! After my first contact with Hilderstone, I decided to take a longer […]

HILDERSTONE MEMORIES – 1969

Anna Massagué, from Spain, talks about her happy memories of Hilderstone and Broadstairs in the late 1960s. October 1969. A shy au-pair living in Birchington-on-Sea and coming from Barcelona was standing and watching an unknown building. It was Hilderstone College. At that time, she didn’t know that she was going to spend there one of […]

Going home: my travel experience

by Beyza Beyzanur, known as ‘Beyza’ at the College, is from Turkey. She first came to Hilderstone at the beginning of 2020, before the pandemic hit the UK. Since then she has taken both in-house and online courses, depending on the travel situation, and is currently back in Turkey – but she is still studying […]

Film review: PULP FICTION

‘One of the most controversial movies ever made’ by Jan Kusak from the Czech Republic ‘Pulp Fiction’ is a dark comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Since 1994, the date when the movie was released, it has divided people into groups with different feelings. For some it is a masterpiece, one can be […]

What I love about Broadstairs

by Tiago Pinheiro Tiago studied at Hilderstone College thirty years ago, yet he still has treasured memories of his time here, as you will see! I first visited Broadstairs in January 1991. I stayed for a month while studying at Hilderstone College. I was obviously mesmerised by the architecture and the beautiful beaches. But there […]

‘One of my best ideas in a long time’

We were delighted to receive this wonderful review by Yana, 16, from Russia. During the lessons she always smiled and had a great time. We really enjoyed teaching her. Perhaps this photo was taken when she realised she had no more classes… It was great to meet you Yana and we look forward to seeing […]

A month in Broadstairs

By JAN KUSÁK from the Czech Republic As you’d expect, it’s a lot quieter at Hilderstone College this year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. However, the Hilderstone team (and our industry as a whole) are doing everything possible to offer students a really positive experience of their time in the UK. What’s more, if you […]

OUR CREATIVE STUDENTS

Hilderstone students are a creative bunch! In addition to academic essays and functional English, they can also produce some excellent poetry and stories. We love reading them, and thought you might too. We’ll add to this blog post as new pieces of writing come in, so keep checking!

Entering the UK during Covid – a student’s experience

Hilderstone College student De Sun Ryou speaks about his experience of entering the UK to study during this difficult time: passenger locator form, Covid-19 tests and quarantine.   It may seem daunting but De Sun explains the procedure is not too difficult, and help is always available. Click here to see what he has to say.