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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 […]

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 […]

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

ONLINE ENGLISH CLASSES AND COURSES

Studying English abroad might be a problem right now, but don’t despair – Hilderstone is online! You can benefit from English language learning from your home or office over the internet with a Hilderstone teacher. Classes can be arranged for small groups or individuals. How does it work? Online level evaluation and needs analysis to […]

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: ‘to miss the boat’

11 February 2020 If you are too slow to decide to do something and therefore miss the opportunity, you can say you have ‘missed the boat’. “Why are you so sad, Rachel?”“I’m going to be 47 this year. I want to have a romantic relationship with someone but I think I’ve missed the boat.” #HilderstoneExperience […]

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

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 […]