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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 […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: Big fish

3rd February 2020 When someone is very important you can say they are a big fish. It means they have a lot of power and influence. ‘Steven Spielberg is such a big fish in the world of film!’‘Absolutely – he has so much influence and power in the industry.’ #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

Hilderstone College in Broadstairs celebrates 50 years

IALC article – interview with our Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes 31 January 2020 This year IALC-accredited English language school, Hilderstone College celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since 1970 Hilderstone has run quality courses for students and teachers from all over the world from its centre in Broadstairs, UK. In an interview with Lynne Hoenes, the school’s Head of Marketing explains […]

NEW! HILDERSTONE ‘QUICK LESSONS’ ON YOU TUBE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest feature, QUICK LESSONS, which is a weekly short lesson on various topics: pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.  This has only been running for a few weeks but has already proved popular, with more and more subscribers via the YouTube link. If viewers subscribe, they are notified […]

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. […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: On top of the world

27th January 2020 When you are very, very happy about something you can say you are on top of the world. “I hear you did very well in your IELTS exam, Ahmed.”“Yes, Turki, I’m on top of the world!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: Fingers crossed

20 January 2020 If you say ‘fingers crossed’ to someone, you are telling them that you hope they will be successful or lucky. “I’m nervous, Turki – it’s my IELTS exam tomorrow.”“Fingers crossed, Ahmed!” #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstonephraseoftheweek

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 […]

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 […]