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Lee Shutler, our Principal, writes about his experiences of the ETAS events he regularly attends.

Earlier this month, our Principal, Lee Shutler, attended the ETAS conference in Zug, Switzerland, as a speaker. Here is his view of these events._______________________________________________ Twice a year I find myself at ETAS (English Teachers Association Switzerland) events. In January they have their main conference and in September their Professional Development Day. As a result of […]

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 […]

MY FAVOURITE ACTOR: Jason Statham

by Mohammed Mohammed and his classmate, Eisa, wrote about their favourite actors for a class project. Here’s what Mohammed found out about Jason Statham… He was born on 26/7/1967 in England in Chesterfield. He lives in California. He is an actor, football player, boxer player. In recent years he has had many important films, for […]

Rachel at TESOL France event

Our Deputy Director of Studies, Rachel Connabeer, recently attended the TESOL France Annual Colloquium in Lille, and presented a session on the subject of ‘Integrating Pronunciation, Grammar and Lexis’. Happily, she also had a little spare time to see the delights of this historic city near Christmas! Here are some of her photos. #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstoneTESOL France

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 […]

Decorating the College Christmas tree

Holiday season is here and at the College we start with decorating a traditional Christmas fir tree. Watch the students and staff in action: https://youtube.com/watch?v=txVF66GN85s&t=18sHave you put up your decorations yet? Please like and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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 […]

TEACHER WORKSHOP IN THE NETHERLANDS

Hilderstone tutor and trainer Dominic Srivalsan writes about his recent visit to a school in Doorn. Revius Lyceum Doorn is a secondary school in the small  town of Doorn, not far from Utrecht in the Netherlands, with whom Hilderstone has had a close association over the years, having sent a number of teachers here for […]