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Category: Staff Profiles

Working in International Student Recruitment

by LYNNE HOENES, Head of Marketing Travelling overseas to promote our courses to students, parents, educational tour operators, has been a highlight in my career.  It is an honour to meet people from so many different countries and cultures, and to be welcomed so warmly. Without knowledge of the language it can be a little […]

Rachel at TESOL France event

Our Deputy Director of Studies, Rachel Connabeer, recently attended the TESOL France Annual Colloquium in Lille, and presented a session on the subject of ‘Integrating Pronunciation, Grammar and Lexis’. Happily, she also had a little spare time to see the delights of this historic city near Christmas! Here are some of her photos. #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstoneTESOL France

An interview with Martin, our Finance and Administration Manager

Interviewed by Alice Chiarbonello For how long have you worked for Hilderstone College? For 10 years, from 1995 to 2005, then I left for some years and then I came back in 2016. What did you do from 2005 to 2016? I was a business manager in a local secondary school and a Finance and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lynne Hoenes, our Head of Marketing, talks about meeting our partners abroad.

A part of my role as Head of Marketing is to attend workshops and exhibitions designed to meet new educational tour operators.  These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet new partners from around the world – all in one room! I pre-make appointments and at the event, each educational tour operator comes to my table […]

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Tessa Woodward

We are delighted to announce the news of a special award presented to Tessa Woodward, who many of our readers will remember as a key member of the teacher training team at Hilderstone for many years.  Tessa retired from Hilderstone in 2016 but has remained active in the profession, editing the Teacher Trainer and maintaining […]

LOUISE CAMBRAY and ANGELA SILK, Accommodation Officers

Louise and Angela  are the Accommodation Officers for Hilderstone College.  Louise has been in the role of Accommodation and Welfare Officer for just over a year, coming from a background in education and safeguarding roles.  Angela is the Deputy Accommodation and Student Support Officer and has been in the role for 2.5 years, previously working […]