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EC London 30+ Pre-Arrival to First Day



School Number

+44 (0) 20 7242 3787 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm)

Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

+44 (0) 7983 773121 *If line is busy, please try again.

Address

EC London, Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD, UK


Pre-Arrival

EC Online
What is EC Online? 
EC Online is a personalized study tool and powerful learning companion throughout your EC journey. Please see: Pre-arrival instructions.

When can I access EC Online? 
You will have access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation. Start by logging in here: https://signin.ecenglish.com/student

What can I do with EC Online? 
  • Complete your placement test  
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey
  • Access a bank of study materials to start learning before you even leave home

Arrival

Arrival at Airport
I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time? 
If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation
What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer? 
Please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 2 weeks in advance 

Who will I meet at the airport? 
If you have booked a taxi transfer, please go to the Addison Lee Taxi stand inside the airport and your driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name.

What should I do if I cannot find the EC representative?
If after 10 minutes you cannot see your driver, please contact our emergency number +44 (0) 7983 773121 (Useful phrase to use: Hi, My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456). I cannot find my EC representative. I am waiting at the Addison Lee Taxi stand.)
What should I do if I have missed my flight or my flight is delayed? 
You should notify EC by calling +44 (0) 7983 773121 to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost. Useful phrase to use: My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456) and my flight has been changed. My new flight number is (1234) arriving at (time). 

What should I do if I haven’t booked an EC transfer?
If you are travelling from Heathrow Airport to central London, The Heathrow Express is the fastest way to travel. Trains from Heathrow leave every 15 minutes and the journey to London Paddington takes about 15-20 minutes. Trains to London leave Heathrow Airport from approximately 5am until 11.55pm. 
The Piccadilly line connects Heathrow Airport to central London and the rest of the tube system. The Tube is cheaper than the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect but it takes a lot longer. Tube services leave Heathrow every few minutes from approximately 5.10am (5.50am Sundays) to 11.45pm (11.30pm Sundays).
If you are travelling from Gatwick Airport, The Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from London Victoria every 15 minutes and take 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays). Please check the websites for information on prices.

Arrival at EC Accommodation

What should I expect at my EC accommodation? 
You will receive a warm, personal welcome, whether you have booked home stay or residence. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and prepared for your first day of lessons. In our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help and answer any questions. 

First Sunday Activities

What should I do on the Sunday before school starts? 
You will have the option of participating in activities arranged by EC. This is an opportunity to meet other new EC students, relax and be introduced to your new city together.We will notify you of the Sunday activity schedule around 2 weeks before you start school.


Your First Day at School

How can I find my way to school?
You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your host family or residence. 

What if I haven’t booked EC accommodation? 
You can check on the Transport for Transport for London (TFL) website and plan your journey from your accommodation. Please click on the link for information on prices.

What time should I arrive?  8:30am

What should I bring with me? 
It’s important to bring your passport/VISA (not a copy) with you on your first day.

What can I expect on my first day? 
You’ll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

  • Detailed timetable of the day
  • The remainder of your placement test (speaking and writing)
  • ‘How We Learn’ – Session on how you’ll succeed with EC, including our teaching styles and methods
  • Welcome Talk
  • Welcome activity Your first day will end at around 5:30/6:00pm
What will my timetable be? 
You will receive your timetable at 12:45pm (Intensive class) and 3:45pm (General English class)

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on public holidays? 
Schools do not open on public holidays, so if Monday is a public holiday, your first day at the school will be on Tuesday. Public holidays are listed below

2017 Public Holidays on a weekday: 25 & 26 December

2018 Public Holidays on a weekday: 01 January, 30 March, 02 April, 07 May, 28 May, 27 August, 25 & 26 December

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC London 30+ Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.


Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00-10:30

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

10:30-10:45

BREAK

10:45-12:15

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

12:15-13:00

LUNCH BREAK

13:00-14:30

Special Focus Classes

14:30-14:45

BREAK

14:45-16:15

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

16:15-16:30

BREAK

16:30-18:00

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

General English
Bank A

General English
Bank B

Please note that this is a sample timetable and variations may occur.