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Classic City Day Programme


The Day Programme is a great addition to a family holiday. The Programme is based at our state-of-the-art facilities at EC Dublin, providing students with an exciting and inspiring learning environment. Students can explore the great attractions this enchanting green city has to offer, such as Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin Castle and the Medieval Quarter, to get a taste of its rich cultural heritage.

Classic City Day Programme

What's Included

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

  • Course materials

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities and 4 evening activities
    • 1 full day activity (excluding departure week)
  • Weekday packed lunches (cold)

  • Assitance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Welcome Pack

Dates available

  • 18 Jun - 17 Aug 2018


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +353 (0) 8736 39014

Getting to school & activities

  • In the morning, students should be accompanied to and from school by a parent/guardian and attend lessons (or activities). These are followed by lunch. After the afternoon activity (or lesson), students will return to join their family for dinner. In order to get to and from activities, students must purchase a travel pass. A weekly travel pass costs approximately €40 per week (subject to change).

  • Day Programme students are included in evening and weekend activities, so parents should notify the school if students want to miss any of these activities.



During the week, students will receive a hot lunch on campus, except for days when they are out on excursions when they will be provided with a packed lunch. At the weekend, students must bring their own packed lunch.

If students require a vegetarian or any other particular diet, EC must be informed of this prior to their arrival.

Dietary Requirements

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


This programme does NOT include accommodation. It is important that when bookings are made, EC is provided with the address of the student’s accommodation. So that a student Welcome Pack, including information about the school/classes and activity times, can be delivered to the student.


Please note that there will be times during the programme when the students won't be supervised.

Learning centre

EC Dublin
La Touche House,
Dublin 6

Course: General English
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.

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 is to be held.

EC Dublin Classic City Programme 

  • 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
  • 11:30- 13:00 Lessons
  • 14:00 Orientation tour
  • 19:30 Join fellow students for evening activity

Maximum Class Size

15 students


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 of staff will accompany the student to a doctor or A&E.

Educational materials

Students will be given a notepad, a folder and pens as part of their Welcome Pack.

Please view the programme for each week here

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S   Orientation tour Free evening with your family
M Welcome Talk & Placement Test Sports - Focus on Gaelic Football Film Night
T Themed Lessons Visit to DubliniaQuiz Night
W Themed Lessons Irish Culture DayTalent Show
T Themed Lessons BowlingFree Evening
F Themed Lessons & Project Work Natural History MusemCeilidh (Irish Dancing)
S Full Day Trip to Howth or Bray

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

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 the opportunity 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 which gives them the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.


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. Students will receive their certificate on the last day of the course.

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.