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English Language Skills
For Au Pairs

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed to provide au pairs the opportunity to improve their English language proficiency through listening, speaking, reading and writing in a safe and engaging learning environment. Instruction is delivered by ESOL teachers who are experts in second language acquisition.

Students may choose from In-Person Weekend Courses, or our brand new Combo Courses. All of our English courses are split into two levels to service the many different language needs of au pairs. 

Not sure which to sign up for?
Review this article to decide which English course level is best for you.

Have further questions? Contact us - we'd be happy to help!


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Only offered in New York City

36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)

Get the most out of your time in the United States by improving your English skills! Learn about American accents, cultural traditions, and travel tips - all while getting to explore the sights and history of a major U.S. city! 

Practice your listening and speaking skills with interesting classroom discussions and workshops, and strengthen your reading and writing skills with written assignments. Learning American expressions and idioms will help you speak like a native!


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Offered in New York City or San Diego
Combo Weekends, 72 hours (equivalent to 6 credits)

Get the best of both worlds with our 72 hour Combo Courses!

These brand new Combo options allow you to get to know your classmates in online Zoom classes and then meet them in-person during the weekend. What better way to reward all the hard work you’ve done together than with a trip to a major U.S. city together? 


Select from a variety of classes, activities, and assignments to earn the equivalent of 3 or 6 credits!

  • Coursework includes pre-weekend assignments, classroom hours, activities in and out of the classroom, excursions, and may include post-weekend assignments. Each day of your weekend class will be packed full of engaging classes, activities, and exploring your city. 


  • ​Pre-weekend assignments help prepare you for class. The assignments vary by course, but may include student discussion boards, quizzes, and presentations to be shared during the course. Assignment details will be sent to you after you register.

  • Post-weekend assignments strengthen what you've learned over the weekend. These include written reflections based on weekend classes and activities, and other activities designed to help you make the most of your experience in the U.S. 

  Check with your au pair agency concerning hours and credits, as requirements may vary.

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