English Study for Au Pairs

Are you an Au Pair who wants to improve your English skills? Then this course is for you!

In the English Study for Au Pairs courses, classes run two days per week (Saturday and Sunday) for seven weeks. Class each day runs for six hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will receive 12 hours of classroom instruction per week. By the end of seven weeks, you will receive 84 hours of instruction.

As an Au Pair, you are required to complete six credits, or 72 hours of instruction. Because classes are 84 hours, there are two extra days, or 12 hours, built-in so that you can still complete the course if you need to miss two days.

**Please note that all classes will be online. During the COVID-19 crisis, au pairs may complete their educational requirement through online coursework. For more information on this change in policy, please reach out to your agency.

Spring 2021 Semester

  • Term 1 Dates: January 30 - March 14, 2021
  • Term 2 Dates: March 27 - May 9, 2021
Length 7 weekends
Days Saturday and Sunday
Times 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructional Hours 84
Cost* $639

*Costs do not include cost of books

Getting Started: Take the Online Placement Test

The first step is to take a placement test to determine your level. The test consists of three sections: A grammar test, a placement essay, and a short conversation with the associate director. Testing for Spring 2021 takes place online.

If you would like to take your placement test, please contact Abby Massaro by email at abigail.massaro@bhcc.edu

English Study for Au Pairs -IntermediateAPU-003E

Level 003: The goal of this intermediate level course is to introduce learners to a variety of real-world vocabulary and text in various print and audio media; to help them recognize explicit and implicit meaning and humor; and to train them to generate clear, accurate, well-structured speech and writing on everyday subjects suitable for an increasingly broader range of audiences and purposes.

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
APU-003E-SU11May 15 - Jun 27
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639
APU-003E-SU21Jul 10 - Aug 22
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639
APU-003E-F11Sep 4 - Oct 17
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639
APU-003E-F21Oct 30 - Dec 19
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639

English Study for Au Pairs -High IntermediateAPU-004E

Level 004: In this high intermediate course, students, continuing as independent users of English, will be able to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. They will be able to interact with a level of fluency that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Learners will also be able to produce clear, detailed text on a range of subjects.

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
APU-004E-SU11May 15 - Jun 27
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639
APU-004E-SU21Jul 10 - Aug 22
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639
APU-004E-F11Sep 4 - Oct 17
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639
APU-004E-F21Oct 30 - Dec 19
Sat, Sun at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
TBA$639