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ONLINE COURSE REVIEW: ‘I really enjoyed the language course.’

Christina, from Germany, recently participated in an online course focusing on Academic English, with other university students. Here’s what she had to say about her Hilderstone experience. I took part in a 3-week online course at Hilderstone College in September 2020. I felt a bit suspicious before because the course had to be online, but […]

My Experiences at Hilderstone College and Broadstairs

Guy, from Switzerland, has been with us for a total of 8 weeks. Here is what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! Initially I never intended to come to Broadstairs to attend an English course at Hilderstone College. I spent 3 weeks on a farm further north in the UK, in the county […]

“I think this experience here at Hilderstone is going to be the best memory of my life.”

Insun, from South Korea, is staying at Hilderstone for at least six months, so really has an opportunity to get to know the College and our home town of Broadstairs. Here’s what she has to say about her experience so far… I came to England in January to learn English at a different school. I […]

WINTER BY THE SEA

It was sunny but very windy in Thanet earlier this week! Here are some amazing photos of the waves crashing against Broadstairs esplanade. Photos by kind permission of Richard Goldfinch. #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstone#visitthanet#richardgoldfinchphotography

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘in the same boat’

4th March 2020 If you say you are in the same boat as someone, it means you are in the same difficult situation. “Sorry Lee, I can’t come out with you on Friday because I haven’t got much money at the moment.”“Don’t worry, Rachel. I’m in the same boat. Let’s go out next week instead.” […]

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 […]

POSTCARD FROM ENGLAND by Mohammed Alqarni

Mohammed is from Saudi Arabia, and came to Hilderstone last September. When he arrived he did not speak much English, but he has made great progress, as you can see from his writing below! He will stay until next summer, and we are looking forward to seeing his skills in English develop even more. When […]

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 […]

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 […]

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