Learning English isn’t just about what happens in the classroom. It’s also about using your new language skills to meet people and share experiences, and learn more about our culture and history.
Here is an account written by the group leaders: Last June, a group of students from our school, with two teachers, went to Hilderstone College to improve their English. The adventure began at Valencia airport and, after landing in London, we were picked up by a bus from the College, to take us to Broadstairs. […]
Who ever believes that Broadstairs is a contemplative sleepy seaside town is far from correct. Especially in the summer months, students from all over the world bustle up and down the streets of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday destination – in the morning half-asleep on the way to college, during the break at lunchtime in a […]
I’m Miori. I’m from Japan. I’ve been here for 2 weeks. I’m having fun studying English at Hilderstone College. I’m always disappointed by my English skill, but I wouldn’t have this experience in Japan. So, I have to keep studying English everyday! Also, my dream was to study in England, so I’m really happy to be here! I can’t see views like this in Japan. I like walking around […]
Hi! I am Chiara. This is my sixth week here and I am having a great experience. With Hilderstone College I have been on some excursions, and I really enjoyed those. Two weeks ago I went to Leeds Castle, a beautiful building with a big and lovely garden. Here there is a wide variety of […]
‘by and large’ In general; when everything is considered.
‘get your skates on’ (informal, British English) = Hurry up
‘off-the-cuff’ Not prepared in advance (e.g. a remark)
‘bear (bore/born(e)) the brunt of something’ Suffer the main effects or force of something unpleasant
Opened in 2011, and named after the famous artist who spent so much time in Margate, this light and airy gallery is a great place to visit in all weathers. It is free to enter (donation appreciated), and the main exhibition changes every few months. As well as the works of art on display, often […]