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“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 […]

HILDERSTONE AT 50

ELT authors and former Hilderstone teachers/teacher trainers TESSA WOODWARD and SETH LINDSTROMBERG write about their Hilderstone memories. We joined Hilderstone College, as part-time lecturers, in 1986 and left, as part-timers, 32 years later, in the summer of 2018. Over that time we saw a few changes! When we arrived there was a big tree in […]

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 […]

Memories of the early days of Hilderstone College

Ayoub from Libya writes about his memories of being a Hilderstone student in 1983! I was a student at Hilderstone 36 years ago . We reached Hilderstone on 8 March, 1983 in the afternoon , we had a warm welcome from all the staff , and the landlords were waiting to pick up us to […]

Phrase of the Week 1/7/2019

Throw (or Put) a spanner in the works Do something, or something happens, that makes a plan or activity fail. Example: “We were going to move to a smaller place, but my son lost his job and moved back home.” “That must have thrown a spanner in the works.” #hilderstonephraseoftheweek FREE PHOTO