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Classic City Day Programme


The Day Programme is a great addition to a family holiday. Teenagers learn English, socialise with other students from around the world, and take part in action packed activities. Parents may enrol in an adult course at EC.

Classic City Day Programme

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  • Course materials

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Weekday lunches

  • Assistance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Max. 15 students per class

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities
    • 5 evening activities
    • 1 full day activity (excluding departure week)

Dates available

  • 17 Jun - 16 Aug 2019


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +44 (0) 7823411344

Getting to school & activities

  • In the morning, students should be accompanied to school by a parent/guardian and attend lessons (or activities). This is followed by lunch. After the afternoon activity (or lesson), students must be collected by a parent/guardian and join their family for dinner.

  • All activities are within walking distance, however students may choose to purchase a bus pass/ticket to reach the venues by bus along an Activity Leader.

  • A weekly bus pass costs up to £25 and can be purchased on the bus (price is subject to change).



During the week students will receive a hot lunch delivered to School or in the city centre. 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

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.

  • Vegetarian – will be provided at no supplement
  • Halal - will be provided at no supplement
  • Lactose intolerant & Vegan - will be provided at a supplement of £45 per week
  • Celiac & Gluten free -  will be provided at a supplement of £45 per week

EC must be informed of specific dietary requirements at the time of the booking. While EC endeavours to accommodate special requests such as Dietary requirements, this will have to be confirmed at booking stage by the accommodation department.

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 Young Learners Guildhall place
1-6 Corn Exchange St

During peak weeks (from 08/07 until 09/08) classes will also be held at:

EC Young Learners Heritage
Heritage school
19 Brookside 

Course: Project Based learning
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • The course will help improve English Language skills by encouraging the students to work and communicate together toward completing a weekly Project, emphasis is placed on communication and developing life skills.
  • 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.
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.
  • All lessons and activities work together. Each week covers a different theme and what's learnt in class is linked with activities outside of the classroom.That means learners get to use and practice their skills every single day.

Academic Timetable

Following the placement test Academic staff will place students in the relevant group for their ability. When the school is busy, EC will utilise a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning sessions of classes one week; the next week they attend afternoon sessions.  

Morning lesson timetable:

08:30-10:00 Lesson
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Lesson
Afternoon lesson timetable:

13:15-14:45 Lesson
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:30 Lesson

First Day

On the first day, all students will take 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.

EC Classic College Cambridge Day Programme -
09:45 Arrival at the learning centre 
10:00-10:15 Welcome talk 
10:15-11:45 Placement test 
11:45-13:00 Lunch break 
13:00-15:00 City orientation

Any student unable to attend their first day on Sunday should arrive at the learning centre on Monday by 08:30. 

  • 08:45-09:00 Welcome talk 
  • 09:00-10:30 Placement test 
  • 10:45-12:15 Lessons
  • 14:30 Orientation tour 

Maximum Class Size

15 students


All students must attend school 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.

View Full Programme & More

Please view the programme for each week here

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk & Placement Test Orientation Tour Free evening with your host family
M Themed Lessons Punting on the River Cam Film Night
T Themed Lessons Football/Ultimate Frisbee/Cricket/Arts & CraftsTreasure Hunt
W Themed Lessons BowlingTalent Show
T Themed Lessons King's College VisitFree evening with your host family
F Themed Lessons & Project Work EC Mini Olympics EC Neon Themed Disco Night
S Full Day Trip to London

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.



EC's unique set of Premium Programmes are designed to help you build your language skills while increasing and enhancing your capabilities in other areas. These programmes allow you to enjoy an even more personalised experience while setting you on a path to academic and professional success. To view the relevant programme calendar, please click the corresponding link below:

Exam Preparation

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Alcohol consumption

As per U.K. law, any EC student on the Young Learners Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay will be expelled from the school. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme.


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


Smoking is not permitted during any part of 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 Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay. 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.


EC reserves the right to expel 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 English 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 will 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.

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.

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.