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Hilderstone College - Intensive English

Intensive English Language Course - From Elementary to Advanced

About the course

Improve your overall level of English, whether you are learning for your job, for travel, for your studies or for pleasure.


Our Intensive English courses are designed to improve your overall level of English to make you more confident, fluent and able to communicate in different life and work situations. Grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are presented in meaningful and enjoyable ways, and the teaching programme is designed to improve all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The teachers will also help you with your pronunciation.

Levels and typical content

Students are grouped in classes according to their level, and teachers will assess the best way to help the students develop their language. This will involve a mix of an assigned coursebook and the teachers’ own materials and ideas.

Each level covers a standard and expected range of language. The topics and the related vocabulary are usually connected to the Common European Framework (CEFr). A lot of the topics can be extended in order to meet student interest and need.

It is expected that most students will move to the next level after about 12-13 weeks provided that they have made satisfactory progress and have performed appropriately in the monthly progress tests.

Each level will also build on the level below.

Monitoring your progress

We evaluate your level of English at the start of your course to understand your individual needs. We monitor your progress through continuous assessment, regular progress tests, as well as regular tutorials. At the end of your stay you will receive a personal report and certificate confirming your final level and the progress you have made. Your teachers can also advise you on whether you should think about doing an exam preparation course.


You will improve your accuracy and fluency in English as well as your confidence in using the language in social, travel and general work situations.


Fees 2024

Registration fee: £90


  • 1 week: £345
  • 2 to 4 weeks: £330 per week
  • 5 to 12 weeks: £315 per week
  • 13 to 24 weeks: £285 per week
  • 25 to 35 weeks: £275 per week
  • 36 weeks+: £270 per week

Homestay Accommodation (if required): 

  • £195 per week in 2024

Coursebook: included for students booked for 3 weeks+ (a loan coursebook is given to students booked for 1 or 2 weeks, with an option to buy at cost price or return unmarked at the end of the course.

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

Dates 2024

*Available all year.

Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 16 December 2024 to 3 January 2025.
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity. 

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

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
15.00 - 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Afternoon classes: language practice Optional supervised self-study
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 £400 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