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ONLINE ENGLISH CLASSES AND COURSES

Studying English abroad might be a problem right now, but don’t despair – Hilderstone is online! You can benefit from English language learning from your home or office over the internet with a Hilderstone teacher. Classes can be arranged for small groups or individuals. How does it work? Online level evaluation and needs analysis to […]

Temporary closure

Following the UK Government’s announcement of school closures and in line with English UK advice, Hilderstone College will essentially close from tomorrow until further notice. At this difficult time, we are assisting all our current students with their arrangements to return home, and we are looking forward to seeing many of them return when the […]

TEACHER SUE’S TRIP TO RUSSIA

One of our teachers, Sue, travelled out to Buzuluk in Russia at the New Year, at the invitation of one of our partners, to teach local students and teachers. Here is her account of her experiences there. Hi everyone. You may have read my blog this time last year, written after returning from St Petersburg […]

Hilderstone College in Broadstairs celebrates 50 years

IALC article – interview with our Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes 31 January 2020 This year IALC-accredited English language school, Hilderstone College celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since 1970 Hilderstone has run quality courses for students and teachers from all over the world from its centre in Broadstairs, UK. In an interview with Lynne Hoenes, the school’s Head of Marketing explains […]

NEW! HILDERSTONE ‘QUICK LESSONS’ ON YOU TUBE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest feature, QUICK LESSONS, which is a weekly short lesson on various topics: pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.  This has only been running for a few weeks but has already proved popular, with more and more subscribers via the YouTube link. If viewers subscribe, they are notified […]

STUDYING ENGLISH IN BROADSTAIRS

ADVICE FROM SOME OF OUR STUDENTS TO NEW STUDENTS! We recently asked one of our regular teen groups, from Switzerland, to write about their experience here during their course, as well as their advice to future Hilderstone  students on how to make the most of their time here in Broadstairs, and in the UK generally. […]

Lee Shutler, our Principal, writes about his experiences of the ETAS events he regularly attends.

Earlier this month, our Principal, Lee Shutler, attended the ETAS conference in Zug, Switzerland, as a speaker. Here is his view of these events._______________________________________________ Twice a year I find myself at ETAS (English Teachers Association Switzerland) events. In January they have their main conference and in September their Professional Development Day. As a result of […]

A CLIL-tastic week at Hilderstone

Teacher Development course review by Laura Mitchell and Froukje Ris As teachers of vocational English and CLIL-coaches-to-be, we spent a week training at Hilderstone to develop our confidence in both areas. The first lesson? As our tutor Dominic puts it: when applying CLIL, you are basically ‘just’ teaching. And so we enjoyed learning new tips […]

Air travel project for students

Teacher Angharad’s upper-intermediate class – Ömer, Stella, Mohammed and Eythor – have been learning airline vocabulary, and reading amusing stories about events on aeroplanes. They have also researched and shared stories they have found on the internet. Ömer from Turkey, who is training to be a pilot, took these photos of the Isle of Thanet […]

FOOTBALL SURVEY

Two of our students, Eisa and Mohammed, recently did a football survey and asked some of our football-mad teachers lots of questions about the sport. Here’s what Eisa found out about Jonny…. His favourite team is Manchester United because he was introduced by friends. They are in the Premier League in 7th position.They normally play […]