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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 […]

FOLK WEEK FUN!

This week our home town of Broadstairs has been full of the sound of music – it’s the annual Folk Week! This has become a huge event over the past 55 years, and the town welcomes visitors from near and far, with many staying in the local area for the whole duration. This week has […]

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 […]

IT’S DICKENS WEEK!

This weekend is a special one in Broadstairs – it’s Dickens Week! With the many connections between Broadstairs and the famous writer, Charles Dickens, the festival is one of our biggest annual events, and attracts visitors from all over the country (and even abroad!) Throughout the town, both outside and in local venues, there is […]

INCREDIBLE CASTLES

We are so very lucky to have so many beautiful castles within a short drive or train ride from Hilderstone. Some of them have the most beautiful gardens too, like Walmer Castle and Leeds Castle (not in Leeds – in Kent!). Without doubt, however, for Hilderstone students who are history lovers, the jewel of these […]

It’s official! We have some of the cleanest beaches in Britain

Blue Flag and Seaside Awards  Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the cleanest beaches in Britain for 2022 and Thanet has been awarded 7 International Blue Flags and 3 Seaside Awards – including our main Broadstairs beach, Viking Bay, just 10 minutes’ walk from Hilderstone College.

HILDERSTONE OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Teacher visit to school in the Netherlands Last week one of our amazing teachers, Angharad, travelled to a school in the Netherlands to teach English – the Hilderstone way! Here’s her account of her visit. My days with Jacobus Fruytier students in The Netherlands In April 2022 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity […]

LOCAL RESIDENTS AND HILDERSTONE OFFER SUPPORT

Hilderstone College is extremely grateful for the way the local community has come together to help in this time of need. Broadstairs has a long tradition of welcoming, helping, and hosting international students – through Hilderstone and through our friends in the other language schools in the town. We have all welcomed students from the […]

Group visit to London

It was a beautiful sunny day for our recent trip to London with a group of students from Switzerland. Look at those clear blue skies! We hope they had a wonderful day and enjoyed their fortnight’s stay with us in beautiful Broadstairs.