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Classic City Homestay


Our Young Learners Programme in Dublin is based at Terenure College, a beautiful mansion house with its own gardens and sports facilities. With a spacious, quiet campus right on the edge of Dublin city, students benefit from an exciting and inspiring learning environment, with the energetic and dynamic atmosphere of the city right on their doorstep.

Classic City Homestay

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities and 4 evening activities
    • 1 full-day trip (excluding departure week)
  • Maximum 15 students per class

  • Assistance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Full board accommodation

  • Course materials 

Dates available

  • 16 Jun – 18 August 2018


  • 13-17

Emergency Number

  • +353 (0) 8736 39014


  • Programme price per week = €730

Accommodation Address

Homestay providers are all located within a 30-minute bus journey of the Junior School.

Travel time from airport

Approx. 45-60 mins

Arrival day


Departure day




Cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee.


Packed lunch is provided by the homestay, consisting of a sandwich, fruit, and a drink is recommended by the school.


Evening meal with the homestay.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g, gluten free/vegetarian/Halal), we must be informed of this prior to the student’s arrival.


EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medications that need to be administered to students. Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes, and this must be acquired prior to their arrival. European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public health care. All other students are required to pay to see a doctor should they need to, and a doctor’s visit costs approximately €60.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.


Room Type

Twin (single available on request)


Shared with homestay provider

Board status
Full board (packed lunch)

Rooms include

  • Bed
  • Storage space
  • Internet access
  • If there is not a desk available in the bedroom, there will be a space provided in another room in the house for the student to study/work.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Students will become like a member of the homestay provider and will be involved in all parts of the homestay provider's life.


There is a curfew for students arriving home, which is determined by the student's age. If the student is going to be late, or has an evening activity, they must inform their homestay provider beforehand.


Both provided by the homestay.


Bedrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned once a week by the homestay provider.


All laundry is done by the homestay provider.

Learning centre

18 June - 22 June
EC Dublin
La Touche House,
Dublin 6
25 June - 17 Aug
EC Young Learners Dublin 
Terenure College
Terenure D6 W

20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.
  • If the school is busy, EC will utilise a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning class sessions one week, whilst the next week they attend afternoon sessions.

Campus Facilities:

  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pool (private company)
  • Football/rugby pitches
  • Table tennis
  • Tuck shop/games room


First Day

On the first day, all students sit for a placement test, allowing academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability. In the afternoon, students will be given an orientation tour, and in the evening, a welcome party will be held.

EC Dublin Young Learner Programme – Monday:

  • 09.00 Arrival at the learning centre
  • 9.30-9.45 Welcome talk
  • 9.45-10.15 Games and self-assessment exercise
  • 10.15-11.00 Placement test
  • 11.00-11.30 Break
  • 11.30-13:00 Induction
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-16:00 City orientation
  • 19:30-21:30 Welcome party/evening activity

Any student unable to attend their first day on Monday should arrive at the learning centre by 9:00:

  • 9:30-10:00 Welcome talk
  • 10:00-10:45 Placement test
  • Break
  • 11:30- 13:00 Lessons
  • 14:00 Orientation tour
  • 19:30 Join fellow students for evening activity


All students must attend classes and activities on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In the case of a student falling ill, an EC member will accompany the student to a doctor or A&E.

Please view the programme for each week here 

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S    Arrivals
S   Welcome/Meet your host family 
M Lessons City Centre OrientationFree Evening*
T Lessons Sports - Focus on Gaelic FootballCeilidh (Irish Dancing)
W Lessons Visit to DubliniaFree Evening*
T Lessons Irish Culture DayInternational Food Day
F Lessons  BowlingOscars Movie Night
S Trip to Croke Park Stadium
S Free Morning/Afternoon                             Ceilidh (Irish Dancing)
M Lessons Natural History MuseumFree Evening*
T Lessons Botanic GardenDragons Den
W Lessons Sports - Focus on HurlingFree Evening*
T Lessons Rock n Roll Race - City CentreOscars Movie Night
F Lessons  Clown CollegeInternational Food Day
S Departures/Full Day Trip to Howth or Bray

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur. 
* Homestay students may spend their free evening with their hosts.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Ages 13-15: 10pm
  • Ages 16-17: 11pm

Alcohol consumption

Any EC student on the Young Learners Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay risks being expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme.


The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.


Smoking is NOT allowed at any time during the programme.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an initial online Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay, such as tuition, accommodation and leisure. The form also allows students to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an online End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay so that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home countries.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students are liable for any damage/breakages to school and accommodation property.
  • Smoking is NOT accepted at any time.
  • If for some reason you will not be home for the evening meal, you should call your homestay providers before, and to let them know.


EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any of the following reasons:

  • Possession of any illegal drugs
  • Drinking or bringing alcohol on to any EC premises
  • Malicious damage to school property or place of accommodation
  • If the student is a danger to his/her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking Irish law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons and/or social activities
  • Bullying, racist behaviour, sexual harassment or violence

In any of the above circumstances, the student will be informed that their stay is going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously, EC informs the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available is booked at the student's expense and an EC staff member accompanies the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country. Following such action, EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. No refunds will be given to any students who have been expelled.

Course Certificate
Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate. The certificate will be given out on the last day of school.

In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of Course certificate, if the student misbehaves.


Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of school.

EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.