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Hilderstone College - Intensive English

English + Action

Not everyone wants to spend all day in a classroom. Therefore, if you choose this course, you will spend your morning in class and your afternoon playing sports or participating in outdoor or indoor activities (where basic instruction is required, this will be provided by fully-trained personnel).

Perfect for a short refresher course or a summer vacation course.


Our English + Action course is designed to improve your overall level of English to make you more confident, fluent and able to communicate in different situations. You will have the chance to expand your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, and the academic programme is designed to develop all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course also gives students the opportunity to try a variety of activities and adventure sports.


On this course, students will improve their English language skills for study, work, travel or for pleasure, as well as benefiting from all the activities they take part in.


Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, the afternoon activities may include a selection from the following: swimming, tennis, surfing, paddle-boarding, golf, badminton, skating, aerial runway, climbing wall, laser tag, escape rooms, gym, horse riding.

Participants can join the other students in the College for Friday afternoon and Saturday excursions (included in course fee) and for the evening social programme.

Course dates 2020

  • Spring course: 06/04/2020 - 17/04/2020 (2 weeks)
  • Summer course 1: 06/07/2020 - 17/07/2020 (2 weeks)
  • Summer course 2: 20/07/2020 - 31/07/2020 (2 weeks)

Course fees 2020

Because it's not just a course, it's a whole experience surrounded by a beautiful landscape and finding a second family with members from the whole world.

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development Full Day Excursion

Free Day
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
15.00 - 16.00
Orientation tour of local area/sports Activity Half Day Excursion
16.00 - 17.30 Optional supervised self-study

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-arrival test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 or the full amount. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Enrolment Procedure Step 4 Please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
On your first day, you will meet the staff, we will show you around the College and Broadstairs and we will further assess your level. We will make sure you're all ready to start your course!
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Hilderstone College - Intensive English