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Classic City Arrival and First Day


Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

+353 (0) 8736 39014


EC Dublin,
La Touche House,
Dublin 6

Airport Transfers

  • Students must arrive on Saturday/Sunday and depart on Saturday/Sunday between 08:00 – 20:00; otherwise an extra transfer will apply. Information regarding arrival time, flight number, airline and terminal number must be sent to EC Head office at least seven days before the student’s arrival.
  • If this information does not reach us within the stipulated time, EC Dublin will not be responsible for providing airport transfer to the student, and will not offer any compensation to students who have not been collected because of this.
  • Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.

Student Arrivals

Students are met in the Arrival Hall by an EC representative holding a sign with the school logo (“EC Young Learners Dublin”). If students cannot find the EC representative at the airport, they should call the EC emergency number and wait by the airport information desk. It is also vitally important that if students miss their connection to Dublin, they call the EC Young Learner emergency number to inform EC that they have been delayed.

Students are then taken directly to their homestay in taxis or private bus hire (no residence yet).

EC staff

EC employs a number of Social Leaders and Customer Service Officers especially for the Young Learner Summer Programme. These benefit from a rigorous in-house training programme. Their role is to ensure that students have an enjoyable and safe stay and provide constant support to International Leaders.

First Day

On Monday students must arrive at school by 09:00 am at the latest. All students must present their passport/ID on arrival at the school on their first day as proof of identity. The first day at school will be as follows: 

EC Dublin – Monday: 

  • 09:00 Arrival at the learning centre 
  • 09:30-09:45 Welcome talk 
  • 09:45-10.15 Game and self-assessment exercise 
  • 10:15-11:00 Placement test 
  • 11:00-11:30 Break 
  • 11:30-13:00 Induction (hopes & fears sessions) 
  • 14:00-16:00 City Orientation

Welcome Pack

Students will be given a Welcome Pack, containing a map with directions to the school, and important information such as the time they need to be at school on their first day.

Welcome Talk

The students will be given a welcome talk by the Academic Department where timetables, lessons and academic information will be explained. The Programme Manager will then explain the leisure programme and activities.

Placement Test

When students arrive at school they sit for a placement test which assesses their grammar and vocabulary. Speaking skills are also assessed. The test takes about 1 hour to complete and its purpose is to help the school place students in the appropriate class at the right level. This will allow the students to make the most of their time and help the teachers plan the lessons according to the students’ linguistic needs.