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PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘do the trick’

24th February 2020 If something does the trick, it does what was necessary or wanted. Louise: “Oh, you’ve fixed the heating, Stuart. Well done!”Stuart: “Yes. I’m not sure what was wrong but changing the water pipe did the trick.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘up in arms’

18th February 2020 If people are up in arms about something, they are angry and upset about it. “The plan to build a new superstore outside Broadstairs has really upset people, hasn’t it.”“Yes, the whole town is up in arms about it!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstone #hilderstonephraseoftheweek #upinarms

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘to miss the boat’

11 February 2020 If you are too slow to decide to do something and therefore miss the opportunity, you can say you have ‘missed the boat’. “Why are you so sad, Rachel?”“I’m going to be 47 this year. I want to have a romantic relationship with someone but I think I’ve missed the boat.” #HilderstoneExperience […]

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 […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: Big fish

3rd February 2020 When someone is very important you can say they are a big fish. It means they have a lot of power and influence. ‘Steven Spielberg is such a big fish in the world of film!’‘Absolutely – he has so much influence and power in the industry.’ #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

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. […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: On top of the world

27th January 2020 When you are very, very happy about something you can say you are on top of the world. “I hear you did very well in your IELTS exam, Ahmed.”“Yes, Turki, I’m on top of the world!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

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 […]