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The Hilderstone Magazine September 2016

Hilderstone News:

  • Summer Variety Show - Each Summer we have an Variety Show for students to showcase their talents and skills. This summer was no exception, and thank you to all students and staff who took part! (click here to watch on YouTube.)
  • Nationality mix - Hilderstone has had a great mix of nationalities this summer, welcoming students from over 26 different countries. The most popular were: German, Italian, Swiss, Dutch and Spanish
  • Green Hilderstone - Our recycling system has been improved and now all waste on the premises is fully recyclable.
  • 2017 dates and fees - The launch of our new brochure is only days away! This will be in print very soon and online now (click here to download)
  • Website update - Our new website will be live shortly, which we hope you will like! Please keep checking and contact us with any feedback!

University Pre-sessional students remembered

At this time of year I like to remember the students who have taken their university pre-sessional exams. In addition, I  think of those who are completing their Masters dissertations. I am always full of pride when I think of our students being successful at a British University after completing a Masters degree in a foreign language. To all our students, be proud of yourselves! You have achieved so much! We are glad that you started your journey with us.


Can you discover the seven-letter word using each of the letters only once? Email your answer to us, including your name and nationality, and we'll let you know who was the fastest in next month's edition!

Last month's winner: congratulations to Seran Begen from Turkey for being the first to reply to us with: 'dancing'.

Phrase of the week
Each week we feature a 'phrase of the week' on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Follow us to get the latest one each week. Here are three of last month's:

Phrase:   in dribs and drabs (UK)
Explanation:   In small amounts or a few at a time
Example:   A - Did all the runners get back at more or less the same time?
B - The first twenty were quite close, but the last fifty or so finished in dribs and drabs.  Everyone was back by six, though.
Phrase:   have a sweet tooth
Explanation:   Like eating sweet foods, especially sweets and chocolate
Example:   A - Sally had to have five fillings last week!
B - I know;  she’s got a bit of a sweet tooth – especially for chocolate cake.
Phrase:   eke something out
Explanation:   Make something last as long as possible, by being careful to use no more than is necessary.
Example:   A - We've only got two bits of bread left, and everywhere is closed this weekend.
B - We'll just have to eke it out until Monday.


  • Wheels and Fins Festival takes place from 09-11 September at Joss Bay. This free festival has a massive variety of events including: Soapbox racing, surf and paddle events, slacklining, trail bike teams, live music, DJs, craft beers, local stalls and much more!
  • There are three exhibitions at the Turner Contemporary to see this month, including Yinka Shonibare's exploration of conflict and resolution, more than 100 pieces of work centering on the use of the circle in art and a showcase of Kent's up and coming artists.
  • Southbeats Festival takes place locally at Quex Park on 24 September. This commercial urban music festival attracts 10,000 people and is not to be missed.
  • If you prefer something a little...quieter, Tony Swandale visits Pegwell Bay on 30 September to take visitors on a walking trail to see the spectacular migration of larks, finches and pipits (among others) along the coast.
Student stories
María Arribas from Spain studied at Hilderstone in 2014 for 11 weeks and returned to study with us for a further 6 weeks! She now works as a teacher in Spain.
"I made the decision to study at Hilderstone College at a very difficult time for me, and it was the best decision of my life. I got a high level of English, and thanks to the staff I am now working as a teacher."
If you have a student story you would like to share - please email us with a photograph and a short description of what you are doing now!

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