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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 - Groups 16+

Group English Courses for 16+

About Groups 16+

Tailor-made courses for groups of students, teachers, business people and organisations available throughout the year*.

Hilderstone College has many years' experience organising courses for groups of adult learners and teachers. We design customised English group courses to your specific requirements, and can include a social programme, homestay accommodation, airport transfers and other requests to create the right programme for you.

In terms of language content, group courses can meet your needs as the course is built around your requests.

There is no limit on group age. In fact, we often arrange courses for groups aged 50+.

Popular group courses include:

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

Let us know your particular requirements and we'll design the course for you.

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 during the week, full-board at weekends
  • 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 intensive English course or teacher development course 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 (at £30 per night)

*Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 18/12/2023 to 05/01/2024.
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days: 

  • Monday 28 August 2023

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 3 days, maximum 2 weeks.