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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

Student photo of Whitstable beach

This wonderful photograph was taken by one of our students, George (Jiajin Hou), from China, on a recent excursion to Whitstable. It’s a lovely coastal town famous for its seafood, especially oysters, and its artist studios, and it’s only about 30 minutes away by train or car. Look at that beautiful sky! Thanks, George.

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Lynne Hoenes, our Head of Marketing, loves this local art gallery and writes here about her reasons. How fortunate we are to have Turner Contemporary art gallery located in our local area, with its varied and dynamic exhibitions, events and workshops, for everyone to enjoy. Entry is free of charge. The Turner Contemporary opened in […]

Pre-University and IELTS preparation courses

PRE-UNIVERSITY AND IELTS PREPARATION COURSE The perfect language course for IELTS preparation and successful entry and study at a British university on your chosen course. This course is designed to ensure your English reaches the entry requirement for your chosen university course. It focuses on the key skills you will require to study effectively at […]

BROADSTAIRS – A GREAT PLACE TO STUDY

Why choose to study in Broadstairs? Broadstairs is easily accessible to: London, Europe, major airports and public transport links. Broadstairs has: beautiful sandy beaches,water sports, coastal walks and cycle paths, traditional seaside charm. Broadstairs has: history, quirky shops, a fishing harbour, coffee shops, bars, ice cream parlours. Broadstairs has: entertainment, sports, a social scene, annual […]

STAYING IN HOMESTAY

A cultural experience Worried about staying with a homestay host? Living with a homestay host is an important part of the Hilderstone experience.  It will give you an opportunity to find out about the British way of life and to practise the English you learn.  We select our homestay hosts very carefully.  our Accommodation and […]

Short story by Ulrike Eisner

This is a beautiful story written by one of our current German university course students. It’s charming, but has a topical message too. Many thanks to Ulrike for taking the time to write it and share it with us. SHOOTING STARS UNDERNEATH THE CHERRY TREE When Pizza woke up, he was alone. The sky was […]