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English Language Institute

Online Intensive English Courses for Au Pairs

The English Language Institute offers online intensive English courses.

Modified in-person options of these courses for high Intermediate-Upper Intermediate level English speakers are also available in New York City and Westchester


Pace University’s English Language Institute offers au pairs the opportunity to study in our weekday Intensive English Program at a deeply discounted rate and get the credits they need. A limited number seats are available, and restrictions apply. Act fast! Classes are 4 or 5 hours/ week and each session is 7 weeks.

Whether you study English to improve your academic success, achieve your career goals, or simply improve your life, ELI's course of study can help. Learn the essentials of grammar and writing; improve listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills; and enhance your vocabulary through reading. With the help of an advisor, you can create your own program of study by choosing from a menu of courses. Courses are offered at Intermediate-Upper Intermediate levels. A placement test is required to join the below courses.


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Course Descriptions, Dates And Prices

Conversation And Listening

Improve conversational fluency and listening comprehension. This class focuses on communicating ideas in English. Audio, video and reading materials are used for conversation topics and for developing listening skills. (Intermediate and higher)

Dates: Fall I 2020 (August 24 - October 12, 2020) and Fall II (October 13 - December 4, 2020)
Hours/ week: 5 (2.5 with teacher and 2.5 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Monday and Wednesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2.5 hours per week.
Time: 10:30am - 11:45am
Au Pair Price: $295 for 7-week session

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Grammar And Writing

Learn grammar in the context of your own writing and through controlled exercises from the textbook. Learn how to correct your mistakes and improve your writing by editing and revising your papers. (Intermediate and higher)

Earn 35 hours for 7-week course

Dates: Fall I 2020 (August 24 - October 12, 2020) and Fall II (October 13 - December 4, 2020)
Hours/ week: 5 (2.5 with teacher and 2.5 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Monday and Wednesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2.5 hours per week.
Time: 9:00am - 10:15am
Au Pair Price: $295 for 7-week session

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Reading And Vocabulary

Learn different reading strategies and skills to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension. Read a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, novels and stories, and academic texts to learn how to apply these strategies and skills. (Intermediate and higher)

Earn 28 hours for 7-week course

Dates: Fall I 2020 (August 24 - October 12, 2020) and Fall II (October 13 - December 4, 2020)
Hours/ week: 4 (2 with teacher and 2 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2 hours per week.
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Au Pair Price: $235 for 7-week session

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Social English

Develop the informal language and stylistic features needed for social interaction with their classmates and for a deeper understanding of their professors. The course focuses on interactions and language that is found in university lectures, materials and classroom/campus situations. Special emphasis is on learning the key differences in formal versus informal language use, vocabulary (idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, slang) and how language is used to express sarcasm and humor in American culture.

Earn 28 hours for 7-week course

Dates: Fall I 2020 (August 24 - October 12, 2020) and Fall II (October 13 - December 4, 2020)
Hours/ week: 4 (2 with teacher and 2 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Tuesday and Thursday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2 hours per week.
Time: 10:45am-11:45am
Au Pair Price: $235 for 7-week session

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*Live teaching sessions are intended to enhance our online class experience. These sessions are recorded and available through the Blackboard learning platform to allow students in all time zones to attend at a convenient time. There is no penalty for being unable to join a live teaching session in progress.


Features

  • 7-week program
  • Earn 28 or 35 hours per course
  • Interactive class
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate with hours available by request
  • No registration or test fee

Registration

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

Au Pairs and other Community Rate students may join Weekday Intensive English courses at a special rate by joining our Waitlist and finishing an online English placement exam. Our Admissions Team will begin contacting students 2-weeks before the session begins to confirm if space is available at the community rate. Students will have 48-hours to finish payment and confirm their registration at the special rate. Spaces are released first-come, first-served, to students who have finished both the Waitlist form and English placement exam. We encourage students to submit their Waitlist Form and English placement exam as early as possible as space is limited.


Location

All classes will meet online through Blackboard. Students will receive instructions for activating their Pace University student account and how to access Blackboard before the first day of class.


Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After finishing classes, students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended.


Payment and Tuition Cancellation Policy

Notification of your intent to cancel or withdraw from a course must be submitted by email to the ELI. Depending on the course, you may also be required to submit a "Registration Action Form" to the Office of Student Assistance. If the correct procedure is not followed, you will not receive a refund and you will receive an F for the course at the end of the term.

Please read our detailed tuition cancellation policy for further information on refund eligibility.


ID Policies

Students who register only for online courses will not receive a Pace University ID card. Students who register for a 6/7-week in-person course held on-campus will receive an ID card. Eligible students will receive information from our Admissions team before classes begin.


Course Completion Policy

Students who have earned a final grade of 60% or higher are considered to have successfully completed a course. Students who successfully complete any course at the English Language Institute are eligible to receive certification for the hours attended. Please read the certificate policy below for certificate eligibility.


Certificate of Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After successfully completing a class (see above course completion policy), students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended. Students who receive a final grade below 60% in any course are considered to have failed the course and are not be eligible for a certificate and will forfeit any hours attended. Certificate will be sent by email within 2 business days of course completion.


Withdrawal Policy

Students who stop attending a class in progress may officially withdraw by sending a message to the English Language Institute eli@pace.edu within 48 hours of the last attended class. Students in good academic standing (class average of 60% or higher) who officially withdraw may receive a certificate confirming actual hours attended. Students who are not in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal or who do not officially withdraw within 48 hours of the last attended class will forfeit any hours attended. An official withdrawal will result in a grade of “W” on University records and academic transcripts. Please see the tuition cancellation policy for refund eligibility.


For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute

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Phone: (212) 346-1562