English Language Skills For Au Pairs
ONLINE COURSES

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.

 

Fully accredited, this is a great option for J-1 Visa holders. We offer 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits), as well as 72 hour course options (e.g. two 36 hour courses equivalent to 6 credits). 

Choose the level that's right for you:

LEVEL 1 ONLINE: HIGH BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE (36 hours / 3 credits)
 

LEVEL 2 ONLINE: INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED (36 hours / 3 credits)
 

ONLINE COMBO LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 (72 hours / 6 credits)
 

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!

Level 1: HIGH beginner / Intermediate

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Next course begins JULY 8, 2022
36 hours (equivalent of 3 credits)

Are you looking for a helpful and fun way to practice your English language skills? Our online English language courses are designed just for au pairs!

This Level 1 course will give you the skills you need to improve communication with your host family and other Americans. 


This Level 1 course is for High Beginner/Intermediate English speakers. 

This course will help you: 

  • Learn words and phrases that are helpful to au pairs so you can successfully interact with your host family.
     

  • Better understand American English and American culture in just six weeks!
     

  • Improve your English speaking skills and make friends with other au pairs in a supportive and friendly environment.

 

To take it, you should be able to:
 

  • Understand simple spoken sentences and basic written English.
     

  • Describe yourself, including your name, home country, and where you live in the U.S.A.
     

  • Be able to write simple sentences.

What is the course like?


Some coursework will be completed on your own, and you will also join your au pair classmates for live Zoom sessions twice a week. Our courses are taught by experienced ESOL instructors and are a great chance to practice with other au pairs in a safe and supportive environment. 

 

Students will take 3 hours of live Zoom classes a week for 6 weeks. Classes are 90 minutes in length and held twice a week. 

JULY LEVEL 1 COURSE DATES

5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom classes are 90 minutes long. Please be sure to check which Time Zone you are in​ before attending class.

Choose the Level 1 course that best fits your schedule!

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

First Zoom Class: July 18

Last Zoom Class: August 24

OR

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

First Zoom Class: July 19

Last Zoom Class: August 25

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After registering, you’ll receive a link to join Canvas on Friday, July 8 when your pre-assignments become available.

*Attendance is mandatory and students are expected to attend all classes and complete all assignments to receive their Completion Letter. We understand emergencies and important scheduling conflicts can occur, so please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible if there is a situation that prevents you from attending a class.
 

If you have any questions or concerns about the live session times please contact us!

 

Level 2: Intermediate / Advanced

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Next course begins JULY 8, 2022
36 hours (equivalent of 3 credits)

Do you want to take your English skills to the next level? This Level 2 course is designed to help you get the most out of your time in the United States by allowing you to become even more comfortable with your English speaking skills.

 

This course is for Intermediate/Advanced English speakers.

This course will help you: 

 

  • Learn American idioms and expressions that will help you speak like a native.
     

  • Better express your thoughts, feelings and opinions so you can more easily connect with American locals, including your host family.
     

  • Improve your English skills in just 6 weeks while meeting other au pairs in a supportive and friendly environment. 
     

  • Learn language useful for going out and traveling throughout the U.S, as well as travel tips, facts about American culture, and understanding different American accents.
     

To take it, you should be able to:
 

  • Communicate with others when doing tasks related to your job as an au pair.
     

  • Use the past, present and future tenses when speaking about yourself.
     

  • Understand some written English and be able to write in English yourself.
     

What is the course like?
 

Some coursework will be completed on your own, and you will also join your au pair classmates for live Zoom sessions twice a week. Our courses are taught by experienced ESOL instructors and are a great chance to practice with other au pairs in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. 


Students will take 3 hours of live Zoom classes a week for 6 weeks. Classes are 90 minutes in length and held twice a week.

JULY LEVEL 2 COURSE DATES

5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom classes are 90 minutes long. Please be sure to check which Time Zone you are in​ before attending class.

Choose the Level 2 course that best fits your schedule!

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

First Zoom Class: July 18

Last Zoom Class: August 24

OR

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

First Zoom Class: July 19

Last Zoom Class: August 25

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After registering, you’ll receive a link to join Canvas on Friday, July 8 when your pre-assignments become available.

*Attendance is mandatory and students are expected to attend all classes and complete all assignments to receive their Completion Letter. We understand emergencies and important scheduling conflicts can occur, so please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible if there is a situation that prevents you from attending a class.

If you have any questions or concerns about the live session times please contact us!

 
 

LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 ONLINE COMBO

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Next course begins JULY 8, 2022
72 hours (equivalent of 6 credits)

This course is for those who wish to take both the High Beginner / Intermediate and Intermediate / Advanced courses. Save $45 when you register for both Level 1 and Level 2 online courses together!

Students will take 3 hours of live Zoom classes a week for 12 weeks. Classes are 90 minutes in length and held twice a week. The full course length is 16 weeks, including time to work on assignments outside of class. 

JULY - SEPTEMBER COMBO COURSE DATES

5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Zoom classes are 90 minutes long. Please be sure to check which Time Zone you are in​ before attending class.
 

Choose the online combo course that best fits your schedule!

*Note: There will be a 2 week break of live virtual classes August 29th - September 9th. Zoom classes will resume on Monday September 12th.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

First Zoom Class: July 18

Last Zoom Class: October 19

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TUESDAY & THURSDAY

First Zoom Class: July 19

Last Zoom Class: October 20

OR

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After registering, you’ll receive a link to join Canvas on Friday, July 8 when your pre-assignments become available.

*Attendance is mandatory and students are expected to attend all classes and complete all assignments to receive their Completion Letter. We understand emergencies and important scheduling conflicts can occur, so please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible if there is a situation that prevents you from attending a class.

If you have any questions or concerns about the live session times please contact us!