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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 […]

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 […]

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

Individual and Combination courses

INDIVIDUAL ENGLISH COURSES1:1 courses – 15 or 21 hours per weekCOMBINATION COURSES2 – 4 hours 1:1 per week added to your group lessons The perfect course to help with your specific objectives and if you prefer an individual programme. Whatever your individual objectives – professional English for your job, preparation for an English exam, working […]

Student photo of Whitstable beach

This wonderful photograph was taken by one of our students, George (Jiajin Hou), from China, on a recent excursion to Whitstable. It’s a lovely coastal town famous for its seafood, especially oysters, and its artist studios, and it’s only about 30 minutes away by train or car. Look at that beautiful sky! Thanks, George.

Student dance performance

Last night we were entertained by the wonderful dancing of students from the Duncan Centre Conservatory, Prague,who are studying English here again for the 3rd year! Here is a video of their performance, devised by the students themselves in just one day.

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Lynne Hoenes, our Head of Marketing, loves this local art gallery and writes here about her reasons. How fortunate we are to have Turner Contemporary art gallery located in our local area, with its varied and dynamic exhibitions, events and workshops, for everyone to enjoy. Entry is free of charge. The Turner Contemporary opened in […]

QUIZ of the WEEK

Practise your tenses! These sentences all have a mistake with tense/form usage. Can you correct them? 1) He sat down, exhausted. He had a terrible day at work. 2) Do you need anything? I will go to the shops. 3) This time next week, I will lie on the beach in Spain. I can’t wait […]