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OUR WONDERFUL HOME, THE ISLE OF THANET – visitor numbers are going up yet again!

New figures published by Thanet District Council and Visit Kent show that the number of visitors to our beautiful region is continuing to rise. With the fast train from London taking as little as 80 minutes, it’s easier than ever to get here for a holiday, weekend trip or even just for the day. Visitors […]

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. […]

A CLIL-tastic week at Hilderstone

Teacher Development course review by Laura Mitchell and Froukje Ris As teachers of vocational English and CLIL-coaches-to-be, we spent a week training at Hilderstone to develop our confidence in both areas. The first lesson? As our tutor Dominic puts it: when applying CLIL, you are basically ‘just’ teaching. And so we enjoyed learning new tips […]

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 […]

Air travel project for students

Teacher Angharad’s upper-intermediate class – Ömer, Stella, Mohammed and Eythor – have been learning airline vocabulary, and reading amusing stories about events on aeroplanes. They have also researched and shared stories they have found on the internet. Ömer from Turkey, who is training to be a pilot, took these photos of the Isle of Thanet […]

Charles Dickens’ Broadstairs

Broadstairs inspired the novelist Charles Dickens.  He visited regularly between 1837 – 1859.  Charles Dickens had a summer residence in Broadstairs, now known as Bleak House.  The house is currently a bed-and- breakfast and a wedding venue, but you can visit the room where he sat at his desk overlooking Viking Bay, which inspired him […]

MY FAVOURITE ACTOR: Will Smith

by Eisa Eisa and his classmate, Mohammed, wrote about their favourite actors for a class project. Here’s what Eisa found out about Will Smith. Will Smith is an American actor, producer and rapper.He was born on September 25, 1968. He has enjoyed success in TV, movies and singing. In 2007 Newsweek described him as the […]

Book reviews: ‘THE LOST SHIP’

Two of our students, Eisa and Mohammed, wrote these reviews of a popular student reader, ‘The Lost Ship’ in their class. Here are their opinions. EISA’S REVIEW The title of this book is The Lost Ship. The author of this book is Stephen Colbourn. It was published in 2005 by Macmillan Publishers. The story is […]

FOOTBALL SURVEY

Two of our students, Eisa and Mohammed, recently did a football survey and asked some of our football-mad teachers lots of questions about the sport. Here’s what Eisa found out about Jonny…. His favourite team is Manchester United because he was introduced by friends. They are in the Premier League in 7th position.They normally play […]

A Scary Story

Here’s a brilliantly scary story written by one of our current students, Turki from Saudi Arabia. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin… In the winter of 1827, Frank William was visiting a village located in the south east of England called Minster. On a dark night when  he was going back to his rented […]