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Classic College 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 experience of student life.

Classic College Jesus Residence

What's Included

  • 20 English lessons per week (15 hours)

  • International classes

  • Full board accommodation

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half day activities and 4 evening activities
    • 1 full day excursion (excluding departure week) 
  • End of course certificate

  •  Course Materials

Dates available

  • 08 July - 19 August, 2017


  • 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 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 
Cambridge, CB5 8BL

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 school by their Social Leader; this is only a 8 minute walk.

  • In order to attend all activities, students must purchase a bus pass.

  • A weekly bus pass costs approx £16 p/w 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 British, Italian, French, Asian and American cuisine. Activity Leaders supervise all meals.


Dinner is either delivered to Jesus Residence or provided in various outlets in Cambridge city centre. These may include British, Italian, French, Asian and American cuisine. Activity Leaders supervise all meals.

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.



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 which must be acquired prior to their arrival.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian


Room Type

Single or Twin room - students in a twin room are placed with other students of the same gender.


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

Board status
Full board accommodation

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 at Jesus 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)
  • There are 2 bathrooms per house.
  • Communal area including a kitchen where the live-in social leader and students will prepare and have breakfast.
  • International leaders accompanying groups are accommodated in twin rooms shared with other international leader. 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 fully supervised by a live in EC Social leader

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 social leaders to supervise students in the 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 each house for free. Students may use the laundry facilities when supervised by residential staff, and washing powder is provided.

Learning centre

EC Cambridge,Gibson House, 57 - 61 Burleigh Street,Cambridge,CB1 1DJ,UK

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 sessions of classes one week, the next week they attend afternoon sessions.
  • All lessons and activities work together.Each week covers a different them 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.

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. 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 Party

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 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 should bring their own notepaper and pens.

Please view programme for each week here and the full monthly activity calendar here

Sample Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk & Placement Test  Cambridge 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



Our new Engish Plus options allow students to enjoy an even more personalised and fulfilling EC Experience. Plus Programmes are exclusive to our UK centres and offer Young Learners General English classes combined with not-to-be-missed sporting, academic, cultural, life skills, and artistic options, depending on where you child is studying.To view the relevant programme calendar, please click the corresponding link below:

English Plus British Etiquette
English Plus 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 school 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 dissatisfied 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 sent 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 such that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

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 school 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 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

In any of the above circumstances the student is 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 will receive their certificates on the last day of school.
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 school 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 school. 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.