OUR ONLINE COURSES: ‘I would like to repeat this experience.’

Our latest feedback for our online courses has been fantastic, and we would like to share some of our students’ comments with you!

‘Very professional, a friendly and experienced teacher, a lot of content.’

‘I liked the lessons, and I also liked the fact that we didn’t spend forever on one thing, but that it went on quickly. I also liked the fact that in the breakout rooms they paid attention to what level you were at, which was more productive when you were speaking.’

‘Quite a detailed enrolment form, but very friendly help from Natacha (Enrolment Officer).

‘The enrolment process was very well structured and every single step was understandable.’

‘When I had questions before the start of the course and sent them per email, I always got such friendly answers.’

‘The communication was very clear and there weren’t any problems concerning the administration.’

‘I have made significant progress.’

‘I would like to repeat this experience.’

‘The combination of Zoom and Google Drive was very useful for our course.’

‘Zoom was very good because there are so many possibilities like breakout rooms, surveys, etc.’

‘The use of break-out rooms really provided some variety during the lessons.’

‘We received a variety of different materials and additional materials, which we could use to get further practice.’

‘We decided some topics together, so we learned what we wanted/needed.’

‘It was a great experience! I did not expect a course which is adapted to our own needs, that was really surprising for me. Therefore, it was a huge benefit for me.’

‘I learned a lot during these three weeks. Those parts when I presented something or we discussed were those when I actually learned the most. Our Hilderstone teacher did a very good job and identified our needs very well.’

‘The course really helped me to grow more confident in speaking English and I very much enjoyed the exercises and discussions. The revision of grammar was really helpful as well.’

‘While the lessons comprised plenty of speaking exercises, we were also encouraged to hand in our writing for correction.’

‘The content was adjusted to the needs of the participants. That was very good.’

‘I really enjoyed my lessons at Hilderstone College, despite the fact that everything had to be done online. The teaching platform worked surprisingly well for me, mainly because our tutor Jon adapted his style of teaching perfectly to the new situation. What really contributed to my learning experience was the way the content of our course was tailored to the needs of our group.’

‘Liz (tutor) found the perfect balance of theoretical input and practice. I really enjoyed the lessons. These three weeks have passed way too fast! Although I was unfortunately not able to meet anybody in person, we had the possibility to get to know each other. I had a great time.’

‘It was a good mix of input papers, exercises and also of writing, listening and watching tasks.’

‘Jon tailored the lessons specifically to our needs and provided additional material if needed.’

‘I liked that we students got grammar sheets and exercises with regard to these. So, I will be able to learn the topics again, if I forget some of them.’

‘I liked the mixture of grammar, speaking and writing. It is a great idea to offer lessons, but also homework, extra activities, reflective journals etc. Therefore, everybody is able to adapt the learning process to daily life.’

‘Great topics and interactive lessons! Thanks for all the material as well. This will be great to check my language/grammar later on. In the middle of week three I had some trouble phrasing a German sentence, which is a level of immersion into the English language I hadn’t expected for an online-course. Overall a great course!’

‘Very good mixture of different types of exercises concerning all topics I wanted to work on.’

‘Rachel (tutor) did the best job and was super flexible and supportive!’



Cambridge English course review: “Coming to Broadstairs was definitely the best choice.”

Are you thinking about studying for the Cambridge First or Advanced examination? Then let our experienced teachers help you! Here is some wonderful feedback from one of our Advanced students, Christian Hiemisch, who studied with us back in February, and wanted to thank his teacher, David.

‘This February I had the unique opportunity to improve my English skills at Hilderstone. Coming to Broadstairs was definitely the best choice. It not only has left me with delightful memories, but also it has fostered my personal development.
Back in Germany, after a few months of preparation, I took the C1 Advanced exam in June. I felt well-equipped and confident as I knew that I could rely on my abilities and particularly build upon the things I learnt at Hilderstone. Eventually, the exam day was a tough ride and left me with ambivalent feelings. But all of them suddenly disappeared when I got my result in late July: I passed the exam undoubtedly.
Therefore, I want to thank you and the whole Hilderstone staff again for the valuable experience, the high-quality training and your genuine advice offered to me during my three-week stay. You’ve been a great help to reach my goal. Now I meet all the entry requirements for my favoured traineeship programme at the European Parliament in Brussels and hope that my application will be successful.’