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Group English Courses

About Groups courses

Since 1970, Hilderstone College has offered courses for groups of students, teachers, business people and organisations throughout the year.

A course to meet your specific needs

Many groups aged 16 years + join our year-round courses to improve their overall level of English. We offer classes at all levels from elementary to advance. Groups with specific requirements, are taught in closed classes in order to focus on their particular needs.

Popular group courses include:

  • Intensive general English
  • Exam preparation, e.g. IELTS, Cambridge,
  • Academic English and Pre-University
  • Business/Professional English
  • Work preparation
  • English+Action and English+ Sightseeing
  • Professional Development courses for teachers of English and/or CLIL (see below).

We also welcome Teenage School Groups aged 11 – 16 years. These groups are taught in closed classes and we can offer 15 or 21 hours of tuition per week, plus activities and excursions. Courses are planned to meet your requirements and the interests of the group.

Group courses for teachers

We can design your language and methodology course to include your specific requirements. The course can be offered at Hilderstone College, or in your own country, by our team of teacher trainers, who are experienced in a wide range of specialist areas. Courses can be of any length and organised at any time of the year. 

Our group package includes as a minimum:

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Use of the College's multimedia self-access facilities after class
  • Homestay accommodation from Sunday to Saturday (U18 students share within the group for safeguarding purposes)
  • Half-board or full-board packages available
  • A programme of cultural and social activities and excursions
  • College registration fee
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Free homestay accommodation for a non-student group leader (for groups of 10-15 students)
  • Free tuition for a group leader if appropriate and available (for groups of 10-15 students)

You may choose to include our optional extras:

  • Return transfers to and from a London airport, provided that the group travel together
  • Luncheon vouchers
  • Insurance
  • Additional nights’ homestay accommodation if available

*Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 13/12/2024 to 03/01/2025.
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days: 

  • Monday 1 April 2024
  • Monday 6 May 2024
  • Monday 27 May 2024
  • Monday 26 August 2024

For further information and to receive a group course quotation, please contact us.

Terms and Conditions of enrolment  for group courses

Outreach Teachers

For many schools, taking a class of students to the UK may be too difficult to organise within a busy curriculum.
One solution would be for us to come to you.

Examples of what we can offer

  • We can come to your schools and give your students a week of intensive conversation and fluency practice - teaching a range of classes for a week or two.
  • We can help create a period of "English only" in the classroom through project work, extended role plays, creating presentations or performances.
  • We can provide lessons on English culture and take students on a "virtual" tour of Kent and the UK.
  • We can do pronunciation workshops.
  • We can do workshops with your teachers on CLIL or Creative Teaching methodology. You could even invite the teachers from neighbouring schools to attend.
  • We can provide preparation lessons for a future trip to Broadstairs or we can follow up on your recent trip.
  • We can provide intensive booster courses to prepare  for exams.

Contact us and let's put together a tailor-made project to fit your school's needs.

Minimum length of stay 2 days, maximum 2 weeks.