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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 […]

PEGWELL BAY NATURE RESERVE

Pegwell nature reserve is a local beauty spot, about 8 km. from Hilderstone College. It’s a wonderful place for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, with beautiful wetland walks and a great ‘hide’, a special lookout hut for birdwatchers. It begins at the famous Viking boat, a replica of a re-constructed Viking Longship. The replica sailed […]

A month in Broadstairs

By JAN KUSÁK from the Czech Republic As you’d expect, it’s a lot quieter at Hilderstone College this year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. However, the Hilderstone team (and our industry as a whole) are doing everything possible to offer students a really positive experience of their time in the UK. What’s more, if you […]

OUR CREATIVE STUDENTS

Hilderstone students are a creative bunch! In addition to academic essays and functional English, they can also produce some excellent poetry and stories. We love reading them, and thought you might too. We’ll add to this blog post as new pieces of writing come in, so keep checking!

“I’m happy when I go to Hilderstone College every morning.”

Ali, from Kuwait, started his studies with us before lockdown, and returned to us last month to continue his studies. Here’s what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! First of all, I would like to thank the administration and teachers of Hilderstone College, because they gave us the opportunity to talk about it. […]

‘My experience at Hilderstone College’ by Mats from Switzerland

Mats recently completed his course here at Hilderstone, but then continued to study online with us when he returned to Switzerland. Here’s what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! When I realized that it would be good to improve my English, I made the decision to travel to England and to study there. […]

We’re open!

After months of closure due to Covid-19, we are absolutely delighted to have opened our doors this week to our first in-house students since lockdown! Of course we have been active online for many weeks, and the response to our online courses has been wonderful. The tutors are also really enjoying these classes, and we […]

FORMER STUDENT HAS BOOK SUCCESS

We are very proud that one of our former students, Dr. Zahra Tavassoli Zea, has published her first book, ‘Balzac Reframed: The Classical and Modern Faces of Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette’. Zahra studied here in 2011 and later obtained a PhD in History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent in Canterbury. […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘piece of cake’

9th March 2020 If something is very easy, you can describe it as a piece of cake. Yu-Ting: “I’m very worried about my exam. It’s going to be really hard.”Ali: “Don’t worry. You’ve studied so hard it will be a piece of cake!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

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 […]