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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 […]

Hilderstone College to re-open after lockdown

At last, we have positive news. We aim to re-open the College for face-to-face courses from 7th September.   We are receiving enquiries for September 2020 and so, we would like to make 7th September our date to look forward to, and we wish to assure everyone that precautions will be put in place to help protect the health and safety of all students, hosts, staff and […]

I WISH……

One of our online students, Beyza from Turkey, has written her ‘wishlist’ as an English project. Here it is! Do you share some of Beyza’s wishes? I wish I was in Lake Louise. I would like to be alone and I would listen to the music I love. Maybe I would read poetry/poems. I wish […]

ONLINE COURSES ARE A BIG SUCCESS!

Our Online English classes are well under way at Hilderstone College, and the feedback is fantastic! Here are some comments from a recent group from Russia: ‘It was a fantastic experience.’ ‘The teachers are so reliable, cheerful and very experienced.’ ”Our lessons were very interesting and informative.’ ‘Everything is clear and accessible.’ ‘The material is […]

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 […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘kick yourself’

25th March 2020 If you are kicking yourself, it means you are disappointed or angry with yourself. Chantal: “Why didn’t you enter the competition? I’m sure you would have won!”Nigel: “I know, I’m kicking myself now because I’m much better than the person who won it. I would have won £5,000!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonphraseoftheweek

Temporary closure

Following the UK Government’s announcement of school closures and in line with English UK advice, Hilderstone College will essentially close from tomorrow until further notice. At this difficult time, we are assisting all our current students with their arrangements to return home, and we are looking forward to seeing many of them return when the […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘from scratch’

17th March 2020 If you do something from scratch, it means from the start of the process without anything which already exists. Jane: “This ravioli is delicious! Where did you buy it?”Gordon: “I didn’t! I made it myself from scratch.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

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.” […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘do the trick’

24th February 2020 If something does the trick, it does what was necessary or wanted. Louise: “Oh, you’ve fixed the heating, Stuart. Well done!”Stuart: “Yes. I’m not sure what was wrong but changing the water pipe did the trick.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek