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Classic City Jesus Residence


Students learn English in a traditional setting, and the distinguished Jesus Residence is situated in the centre of the beautiful city of Cambridge. The exciting programme gives young learners a real taste of student life.

Classic City Jesus Residence

What's Included

  • 20 English lessons per week (15 hours)

  • Assistance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Full board

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Course Materials

  • Max. 15 students per class

  •  Supervised activity programme (per week):

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

Dates available

  • 06 July - 17 August 2019


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +44 (0) 7823411344

The distinguished Jesus Residence is situated in the centre of the beautiful city of Cambridge, a 8 minute walk from the EC Young Learners Centre. Shops, cafés, sports facilities, a multiplex cinema and the historical sites of Cambridge are all within walking distance of Jesus Residence.

Accommodation Address

Jesus College Residence
Jesus Lane 

Travel time from airport

Heathrow: approx 1.5 hours
Stansted: approx 45 mins

Arrival day


Departure day


Getting to school & activities

  • On their first day, students are taken to Learning Centre by their Activity Leader; this is only an 8 minute walk.

  • 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).



Students will receive a breakfast including tea/coffee, toast, jam and cereal at each boarding house in Jesus College residence.


Lunch is either delivered to Jesus Residence or provided in various outlets in Cambridge city centre. These may include restaurants such as British, Italian, Chinese and American, offering a variety of cuisines. All meals are supervised by EC Activity Leaders.         

Packed lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and on full-day trips.


Dinner is delivered to Jesus Residence. It is a choice of one hot dish (including a vegetarian option), a side dish (e.g. potato wedges, or grilled vegetables etc.), bread roll, dessert, juice or water.

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.



Optional Student Insurance is now being offered in all destinations

EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medications that need to be administered to students.

European students travelling with an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public healthcare. All other students are required to pay approximately £60 to see a doctor, which students must pay at the time of their visit.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes The insurance must be acquired prior to their arrival.

Transfer details

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


Room Type

Single/twin room with shared bathroom


Shared bathroom (ratio of 1 bathroom per 4 or 6 students - ratio changes depending on house)

Board status
Full board

Rooms include

  • Beds and chest of drawers
  • Storage space
  • Study desk
  • Reading lamp
  • Mirror
  • Notice board
  • Rooms may contain a hand wash basin


Wifi is available in the residence and the Learning Centre.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Students stay in comfortable single or twin rooms in individual houses.
  • Each house is gender specific (males and females will not be in the same house).
  • The Communal area includes a kitchen where the live-in EC staff member and students will prepare and have breakfast.
  • International Leaders accompanying groups are accommodated in twin rooms shared with other International Leaders. If International Leaders request a single room, a supplement will be charged at the time of booking and the room will be reserved based on availability.
  • Each house accommodates between 9 and 12 students, and is fully supervised by a live-in EC staff member.
  • Students must pay for all costs incurred including transport, additional accommodation charges and cancellation fees (where applicable). The additional charges must be paid in full prior to the move. EC is happy to assist students with arrangements for any justifiable accommodation changes.

Valid reasons must accompany a request for change of accommodation, and each request is considered on its own merits. Such changes are also subject to availability. Students must pay for all costs incurred including transport, additional accommodation charges and cancellation fees (where applicable). The additional charges must be paid in full prior to the move. EC is happy to assist students with arrangements for any justifiable accommodation changes.


EC employs live-in staff to supervise students on residence.


Bed linen is provided and changed weekly; students should bring their own towels.


Bedrooms are cleaned and tidied weekly; communal areas are cleaned and tidied daily. However, all students should assist in keeping both their own rooms and communal areas tidy.


Laundry facilities are available in the residence for free (washing powder is provided). Students are encouraged to use Laundry facilities on Thursday evening when supervised by residence staff.

Learning centre

EC Cambridge,
Gibson House,
57 - 61 Burleigh Street,

During the peak weeks (Monday 8 July to Friday 26 July) classes will also be held at:
EC Cambridge, Guildhall Chambers or an alternate site.
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 Learning Centre 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. Students will receive a Welcome Pack, containing general information about their programme.

EC Residence Jesus College Progamme - Sunday:
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
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome night

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
19:30 Join fellow students for film night

Maximum Class Size

15 students


All students must attend Learning Centre 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 Welcome Party
M Themed Lessons Punting on 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 
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.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day.



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Exam Preparation

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 will be expelled from the Learning Centre and repatriated to their home country. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme regardless of age.


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

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.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning, and tidying up after themselves.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students who are not living in the residence are not allowed to enter in any of the rooms.
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa.
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages to Learning Centre and accommodation property.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed at any time.


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 Learning Centre 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

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 will receive their certificates on the last day of Learning Centre.
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 Learning Centre property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow the students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of Learning Centre. If students do not have a credit/debit card of their own, it is important that they bring details of a relative’s/friend's credit/debit card, with a letter of authority to use this card.

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.