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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.

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Hilderstone College - Online

Online courses for groups 16+

Hilderstone College organises courses for groups of students aged 16+. These courses are tailor made and can be adapted to your requests.

You can decide the number of lessons you wish to book (minimum 5 and a maximum of 15 x 60 minute lessons per week), and choose the length of the lessons (30, 45 or 60 minutes).

The content of the course will reflect your requests. Some popular topics are:

  • Intensive English - this usually concentrates on listening and speaking skills as well as a good overview of relevant grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exam preparation (IELTS, Cambridge A2 Key, B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, B1 Business Preliminary, etc.)
  • Academic English or pre-university
  • Business or professional English
  • Teacher development (CLIL or for teachers of English)

How does it work?

You can choose your preferred platform (Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts). If you choose Zoom, click here for a demo.

We recognise that sitting in front of a computer is not always comfortable. Therefore, depending on the package you choose (number of daily lessons, length of lessons, etc), we can arrange for an online session followed by an offline session focusing on work set by the teacher. Students can then return for another online session of work with classmates and the teacher. Overnight work is usually set daily.

However, we are open to different combinations, so please feel free to contact us to discuss options.

Course dates 2023

Course available throughout the year.

*Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 18 December 2023 to 5 January 2024.
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days.

  • Monday 28 August 2023

Course fees 2023

Contact us for a group quote

Full terms and conditions for online courses available here.

Sample timetable

The following programme is an example of a group who has chosen to have 10 hours per week in 60-minute lessons each. However, several other combinations are available. Contact us for availability.

Actual lesson times agreed between the group and the college. Course arranged in UK times.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.00 UK time Online Students will go over any homework set for the evening before. New grammar, vocabulary, or language skill will be presented and practised.
10.00 - 11.00 UK time Offline Students will receive an email with tasks they need to perform e.g. grammar exercises, a reading task, a YouTube clip, etc.
11.00 - 12.00 UK time Online Students will go over the task that was set for the previous hour. The target language or skill will then be practised.
Homework will be set every evening.

Contact us for more information.