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BIG SKIES, SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

Our Isle of Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’, and that’s partly why it has been popular with artists for centuries – the most famous being J.M.W. Turner, who spent much of his time in Margate and created several of his paintings and sketches in the area. Of course, our beautiful skies are available […]

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS BOARD

Do you like our STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS board? The teachers write up their students’ successes every week. Well done, everyone!

New partnership in Palestine

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to be part of the PRELIM 2 project and will be working in partnership with PATEFL in Palestine to raise teachers’ confidence in the English language classroom. PRELIM – The Partnered Remote Language Improvement project – is a joint initiative from British Council, IATEFL and […]

Hilderstone College’s Pandemic Story

Hilderstone College IS the students – without our students we can’t survive. There were definitely some concerns back in March 2020 with an unknown illness moving round the globe and our students away from their homes and families. Although sad to see them leaving, we were relieved when the last student made it safely back […]

Groups back at Hilderstone College!

This month, we were delighted to welcome our first group back to Hilderstone since the pandemic started. Our Spanish group of young adults from IMECAT enjoyed a packed itinerary of classes, excursions and activities, as you can see from the photos! It was wonderful to have such an enthusiastic and friendly group here after so […]

Deputy Director of Studies RACHEL CONNABEER talks about her experience of the College during Covid.

I’ve been Deputy Director of Studies since September 2019. It’s been a strange couple of years and I don’t feel like I’ve had a ‘normal’ term in all that time! Even though we’ve had smaller groups of students attending classes in person at the college because of travel restrictions, we’ve had a lot of online […]

GROUP VISIT TO LONDON

Our new Spanish group from IMECAT started their week in the UK with a visit to London, led by Hilderstone tutor Ellie. It’s such a pity it was a rainy day, but it didn’t stop them enjoying themselves and doing lots of sightseeing!

Seven towns and cities to visit for a great day out

Easyjet have published a wonderful article on how to spend a day in each of seven of our local towns. None of them is more than 40 minutes by train from Broadstairs! Take a look by clicking on the link below – and look forward to your 2022 visit to Hilderstone College and all that […]

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 […]