Skip to Navigation

Classic City Campus


London's colourful Shoreditch area is alive with creativity and bursting with things to do! You'll study at a fantastic residence in the heart of England's fashion and arts capital, just minutes away from all of London's most iconic sights.

Classic City Campus

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  • End of Course certificate

  • Max. 15 students per class

  • Assitance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Full board

  • Course materials

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

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

Dates available

  • 29 Jun - 10 August 2019


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +44 (0) 7823411344

You will live at UAL Will Wyatt Court residence and attend English lessons at New City College. Both residence and learning centre are located in the vibrant Shoreditch area and are 4 min away from each other on foot.

Accommodation Address

EC Young Learners Shoreditch
168 Pitfield Street
N1 6JP

Travel time from airport

approx. 1 hr 20 mins
approx. 1 hr 20 mins
approx. 1 hr 30 mins
approx. 1 hr 20 mins

Arrival day


Departure day


Getting to school & activities

  • The learning centre is 4 min walking distance from the sleeping quarters. Activities take students into the city centre where they can experience the cultural National History Museum, shopping in Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster and more! A full day excursion on Saturdays and sports sessions during the week keep students busy every day!

  • A weekly travel pass costs approximately £35 per week (subject to change).



A selection of cereals, croissants, rolls, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juice.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), salad, bread roll, yoghurt or fruit dessert, juice or water.

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


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), mixed salad, bread roll, dessert, yoghurt, 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

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



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.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes, and this must be acquired prior to their arrival. European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public health care. All other students are required to pay to see a doctor should they need to, and a doctor's visit costs approximately £60.

Transfer details

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


Room Type

Single room with ensuite bathroom


Ensuite bathroom

Board status
Full board

Rooms include

  • Single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Internet access and phone connection
  • Storage space
  • Reading lamp
  • Mirror
  • Notice board


Free Wifi is available throughout the Learning Centre and Residence.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • EC Live-in supervisors
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Residents' common room


EC employs staff to supervise students on learning centre and 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 Young Learners Shoreditch
New City College
N1 6HQ, 

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:

09:00-10:30 Lesson
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Lesson

Campus Facilities:

Basketball court
Football pitch (5,6,7 a-side)
Dance Studio
Badminton courts
Student lounge

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 held.

EC London Classic City Shoreditch Campus Programme - 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 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.

Extra Activity

  • HARRY POTTER STUDIOS: 07 Jul, 21 Jul, 04 Aug

View Full Programme & More
Please view the programme for each week here
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk  Orientation Tour Welcome Party
M Themed Lessons Westminster Walking Tour and West End Shopping Film Night
T Themed Lessons  Tower Bridge Photos and Tate Modern Quiz Night and Drama Workshop
W Themed Lessons  Football/Ultimate Frisbee/Basketball/Volleyball Street Dance Lesson
T Themed Lessons  London Eye and National Gallery Free Evening
F Themed Lessons & Project Work Mini Olympics Themed Disco Night
S Full Day Trip to Cambridge

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

Curfew times

  • Ages 13-15: 10 pm
  • Ages 16-17: 11 pm

Alcohol consumption

Any EC student on the Young Learners Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay risks being expelled from the learning centre 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 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.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages to learning centre and accommodation property.
  • Smoking is NOT accepted at any time.
  • Girls are not allowed in the boys' room and vice versa.
  • 13-15 years old students are only allowed off residence during EC supervised activities.


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 British law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons and/or social activities
  • Bullying, racism, sexual harassment, violence

In any of the above circumstances, the student will be informed that their stay will be terminated with immediate effect. EC will also inform the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available will be booked at the student's expense and an EC staff member will accompany 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. The certificate will be given out 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.