+44 (0)1843 869171

Back to top
Hilderstone College - Logo


We will follow UK Government guidance with regard to safety measures in the classroom. However, regardless of any restrictions in place, we will encourage social-distancing, implement regular thorough cleaning, hand sanitiser will be provided, and classrooms will be well ventilated. 

Our homestay hosts will provide a safe, comfortable and friendly place to stay.  If you test positive for covid-19, you will self-isolate at your homestay or private accommodation (if applicable).

Our priority is to do our best to keep our students safe. As a result there may be times when we may not be able to offer our traditional social programme.

Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please always check your own country's travel regulations about entering and departing England.

Hilderstone College - Intensive English

English + Action

About the course

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.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, there may be times when other students join the class online (hybrid learning). To enable the class to interact with one another, everyone should be prepared to connect online. You will receive access details in advance. All students need to bring either a laptop or a tablet to take part in our courses. 


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: tennis, surfing, paddleboarding, skating, swimming, gym, climbing wall, kayaking, golf, cycling.

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 2023

  • Course 1: 03/04/2023 - 14/04/2023 (2 weeks)
  • Course 2: 03/07/2023 - 14/07/2023 (2 weeks)

Please note that there is a bank holiday on 10/04/2023. The College will offer a free excursion/activity to students on this day.

Course fees 2023

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

It was incredible, time flew and I can’t wait to be back here with you.

Lara, Brazil

Sample timetable

Subject to availability

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development Excursion
e.g. London, Cambridge, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Leeds Castle, Brighton or a local activity/ festival

Free day
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
15.00 - 16.00
Orientation tour of local area Surfing lesson at a local bay Adventure Golf ot driving range Kayaking Cycling at Betteshanger
16.00 - 17.00 Optional supervised self-study

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course 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!
Contact Us
Hilderstone College - Intensive English