Classic City Shoreditch Campus
Our Young Learners language programme in London is based at a college in the trendy Shoreditch area. With a spacious campus right in the heart of England’s fashion and arts capital, students enjoy an inspiring learning enviroment combined with a buzzing, cosmopolitan vibe bursting with creativity and countless sights.
General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
End of course certificate
Supervised activity programme (per week):
- 5 half-day activities and 4 evening activities
- 1 full-day trip (excluding departure week)
Maximum 15 students per class
Full board accommodation
- 01 July - 12 August, 2017
- 13 - 17 years
- +44 (0) 7823411344
Will Wyatt Court is located between arty East London and the cultural highlights of the West End. This purpose built, quality student accommodation is situated close to Old Street tube station in zone 1.
EC Young Learners London
Will Wyatt Court
168 Pitfield Street
London N1 6JP
Travel time from airport
approx. 1 hr 20 min
approx. 1 hr 20 min
approx. 1 hr 30 min
approx. 1 hr 20 min
Getting to school & activities
The learning centre is 4 min on foot away 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 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.
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.
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.
Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian
- Room Type
Single en-suite room
- Board status
- Full board
- Single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair
- Internet access and phone connection
- Storage space
- Reading lamp
- Notice board
Free Wifi is available throughout the Campus.
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 campus.
Bed linen is provided and changed on a regular basis. Students should bring their own towels. Linen and towels will be washed once a week.
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 on campus for free. Students may use the laundry facilities when supervised by residence staff, and washing powder is provided.
EC Young Learners London
London N1 6HQ
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 conversations 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.
- All lessons and activities work together.Eac 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!
- 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.
- Basketball court
- Football pitch (5,6,7 a-side)
- Dance Studio
- Badminton courts
- Student lounge
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 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 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
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.
Students will be given a notepad , a folder and pens as part of their welcome pack.
Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action
- Ages 13-15: 10 pm
- Ages 16-17: 11 pm
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.
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 on-line 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 on-line 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.
- 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 school 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 campus 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 school 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 is going to 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.
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 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.