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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 […]

TEACHER WORKSHOP IN THE NETHERLANDS

Hilderstone tutor and trainer Dominic Srivalsan writes about his recent visit to a school in Doorn. Revius Lyceum Doorn is a secondary school in the small  town of Doorn, not far from Utrecht in the Netherlands, with whom Hilderstone has had a close association over the years, having sent a number of teachers here for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pre-University and IELTS preparation courses

PRE-UNIVERSITY AND IELTS PREPARATION COURSE The perfect language course for IELTS preparation and successful entry and study at a British university on your chosen course. This course is designed to ensure your English reaches the entry requirement for your chosen university course. It focuses on the key skills you will require to study effectively at […]

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 […]

Teacher Sue’s trip to Russia, January 2019

Recently one of our teachers, Sue, was invited to teach a small group of teenagers in St Petersburg, Russia, on a trip organised by Perspective Language School. Here is Sue’s account of her trip, with some great photos. Hi everyone, my name’s Sue and I am one of the teachers at Hilderstone College. I have […]