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Programs for Au Pairs in New York City


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York State, all Pace University classes will be online until at August 17, 2020.

If you are interested in studying between May-August, please view our Online courses. All courses listed below will be offered in Fall 2020 starting August 24, 2020.

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The English Language Institute in New York City offers many different courses for au pairs. With a variety of schedules, interesting topics and special au pair pricing, you can get the education credits you need for your J1 visa at an affordable price, learn new skills and information to help you reach your goals, and fit it all into your schedule easily.

How can you make the 60 hours or 72 hours/ 6-credit requirement?

There are several ways for you to get 60 hours or 72 hours/6 credits by taking courses in multiple sessions or combining programs. View all course combinations below by selecting the term you are interested in. Detailed course information is available below.

Programs for Au Pairs in New York City

online au pair classesONLINE COURSES FOR AU PAIRS

** Courses currently permissible for education credits** Get the education credits you need while in-person courses are temporarily suspended and being held online due to COVID-19.

A full range of courses is available online.

7 week english program at eli 6-7 WEEK WEEKDAY COURSES

An opportunity for au pairs to study English in New York City in our weekday Intensive English Program at a special discounted rate. Intermediate-Upper Intermediate levels. Courses include:

  • Conversation & Listening (Monday / Wednesday mornings). 5 hours/week.
  • Reading & Vocabulary (Tuesday / Thursday mornings). 5 hours/week.
  • Grammar & Writing (Monday / Wednesday mornings). 4 hours/week.
  • Social English (Tuesday / Thursday mornings). 4 hours/week.

A limited number of seats are available for au pairs to join classes in our 7-week Intensive English Program at deeply discounted rates.

Earn 28 - 35 hours

7 week intensive englishWEEKEND INTENSIVE COURSES

Special two-day weekend courses for au pairs.

Fun, interesting and helpful topics.

Earn 20 hours in a weekend or choose the weekend course and optional essay for 40 hours!

English for Lawyers young woman smiling holding books in front of law court 4-WEEK ENGLISH FOR LAWYERS COURSES (ONLINE)

Perfect for au pairs who have studied law, are thinking of studying law or are lawyers in their country.

  • Reading Legal Materials (Monday morning)
  • Listening and Speaking Skills for Law School (Tuesday morning)
  • Legal Writing (Self-paced)
  • U.S. Law and Legal Education (Self-paced)

Earn 20 hours per 5-hour course.

English and career prep young woman smiling in new york3-WEEK ENGLISH + CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (ONLINE)

Develop career readiness and essential professional communication skills. An intensive 3-week online program is offered in Summer, 2020.

Earn 27 hours for each 9-hour course

woman with green laptop studying online at pace eli RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT COURSE

4-hour or 6-hour research assignments allows you to practice your academic research skills and earn 4 hours or 6 hours toward your au pair education requirement.

Must be taken in conjunction with or following a face-to-face or online course.

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